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A Sousa Celebration / Jarvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Release Date: 04/21/2017 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 5182  
Composer:  John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The exhilarating conductor Kristjan Järvi exploits the style and panache of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a festive programme of works by the American John Philip Sousa, ‘The March King’. This follows the spectacular recording of works by Julius Fu?ík, made by Neeme Järvi, Kristjan’s father. Including such famous pieces as The Stars and Stripes Forever (National March of the USA), Semper Fidelis (Official March of the US Marine Corps), and The Liberty Bell (theme tune for Monty Python's Flying Circus), this album is a celebration in its own right, enhanced by brightly coloured sound captured in high-quality surround-sound.

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REVIEW:

This fun album mixes the
Read more familiar — the thunderous trombone scales and tootling piccolo descants of The Liberty Bell (of Monty Python fame), The Washington Post, and The Stars and Stripes Forever — with elegant extracts from such forgotten operettas as The Irish Dragoon and El Capitan. It’s an infectious selection.

– The TImes (U.K.) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Washington Post by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; USA 
2.
Sandalphon Waltzes by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; USA 
3.
The Irish Dragoon: Overture by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; USA 
4.
The Irish Dragoon: Circus Galop by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; USA 
5.
Thunderer by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1889; USA 
6.
Humoresque on Gershwin's "Swanee" by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1920; USA 
7.
Invincible Eagle by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; USA 
8.
Nymphalin by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1880; USA 
9.
On Wings of Lightning by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; USA 
10.
Humoresque on Kern's "Look for the Silver Lining" by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1922; USA 
11.
Semper Fidelis by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1888; USA 
12.
Dwellers of the Western World by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; USA 
13.
Liberty Bell by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
14.
El Capitan (operetta): Waltzes by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; USA 
15.
El Capitan (march) by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
16.
Gliding Girl by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; USA 
17.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Kristjan Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 

Customer Reviews

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 Unheardf works July 6, 2017 By Robert Meehan (Dunwoody, GA) See All My Reviews "Exciting performances of some Sousa works I had never heard before.I am timpanist and Assistant Conductor of the Callanwolde Concert Band in Atlanta GA and have performed many Sousa works such as the Dwellers of the Western World, especially with our guest conductor the late Col. William Baldwin. Col. Baldwin grew up listening to Sousa and hus band, played in the famous Goldman Band while a student at Juilliard, conducted Army bands for over twenty years and was our principal guest conductor until he passed away two years ago at age 93. My only quibble with this recordibng is that the marches were taken at almost galop speed. Sousa write his marches to be marched - 120 beats per minute." Report Abuse
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