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Thoroughbred Thunder / Matthew H. Phillips And His Band


Release Date: 08/25/1998 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 294   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joseph John RichardsKarl KingGuy HolmesRussell Alexander,   ... 
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For many years Albany Records had the idea of doing a recording of American music that would tie in to horse racing - specifically the August season at Saratoga. This album, Thoroughbred Thunder is the result and it has an appeal and charm well beyond its initial idea. Obviously, all of the selections have something to do with horses and racing, so any place that has a race track, or a racing audience will find this disc most entertaining. It would likely be a best seller, not only at Saratoga, but at Churchill Downs, Belmont and any other place there is a track.

What about the music? It does sound like what you would hear at a circus. It has a jolly, albeit, repetitive nature to it, but this will only make the disc appeal to
Read more a wide variety of listeners: the listener for whom the composers on this disc they have only read about, never having heard a note of their music as well as the listener who is looking for something just as entertaining and charming as the title suggests.

"Each has something to do with horses. They were heard at racetracks, holiday parades, cavalry maneuvers, county fairs, circuses, Wild West shows, and so on. Half are galops, easily recognized by their quick tempos." - American Record Guide
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Works on This Recording

1.
Con Celerita Galop by Joseph John Richards
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; USA 
2.
Speedway by Joseph John Richards
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
American Ranger by Joseph John Richards
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4.
Show World by Joseph John Richards
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5.
March to the Frontier by Joseph John Richards
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
Geneva Galop by Joseph John Richards
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; USA 
7.
Ozark Trails by Joseph John Richards
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
8.
Homestretch by Karl King
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; USA 
9.
Emporia by Karl King
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; USA 
10.
Excelsior by Karl King
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; USA 
11.
Prestissimo by Karl King
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
12.
Majestic Galop by Karl King
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; USA 
13.
Walsenburg Galop by Karl King
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; USA 
14.
The Challenge by Guy Holmes
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
15.
Winter Sports by Guy Holmes
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
16.
Shoot the Chutes by Russell Alexander
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1901; USA 
17.
The Steeplechase by Russell Alexander
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1900; USA 
18.
Bastinado Galop by Russell Alexander
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1908; USA 
19.
Round-up by Russell Alexander
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1916; USA 
20.
Thunderbolt by Fred Huffer
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
21.
White Horse by Gordon Newham
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
22.
Equestrian March "Buffalo Bill" by William Paris Chambers
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: Romantic 
23.
They're Off by Fred Jewell
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
24.
In the Lead by Fred Jewell
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
25.
Black Horse Troop by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; USA 
26.
Riders for the Flag by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; USA 
27.
Cavalry Soldier by James Brockenshire
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
28.
Contest Winners by John Taylor
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
29.
Victory Parade by John Taylor
Conductor:  Matthew Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Matthew Phillips Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

Con Celerita Galop
Speedway Galop
Home Stretch Galop
The Challenge March
Shoot the Chutes Galop
Thunderbolt Galop
White Horse March
Emporia Galop
Steeplechase Galop
American Ranger March
Excelsior Galop
Winter Sports Galop
Show World March
Prestissimo Galop
Buffalo Bill's Equestrian March
They're Off, Galop
The Black Horse Troop
Bastinado Galop
Majestic Galop
To the Frontier
Round-up
Geneva Galop
Ozark Trails March
Walsenburg Galop
Cavalry Soldier March
Riders for the Flag
In The Lead
Contest Winners March
Victory Parade March

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