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Sousa: Music for Wind Band, Vol. 18 / Brion, Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra


Release Date: 03/08/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559812  
Composer:  John Philip Sousa
Performer:  Alisdair Ashman
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Spanning over 50 years of composition, Volume 18 reveals Sousa to be a master of operetta and the ‘humoresque’ just as much as the marches for which he is still referred the world over. Stag Party depicts a students’ night out via a string of imperishable popular melodies, while Among My Souvenirs sees the song lengthened into a vivid narrative ‘sketch.’ There is also the Incidental Suite from The Charlatan, one of his best-known operettas, and March of the Pan-Americans, Part 2, the national anthem spectacular. Trinity Laban Conservatoire is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. As a leader in music and contemporary dance education, the conservatoire also provides exciting opportunities for the public to encounter Read more dance and music and access arts health programmes. The staff of the conservatoire deliver unequalled expertise and experience, and their world-class facilities are housed in landmark buildings.

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REVIEW:

There is a great deal to enjoy here, and the Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra give us exhilarating performances. Much of the music seems tongue-in-cheek, particularly The Stag Party which in the nineteenth century was a student night out and nothing to do with weddings. The Merry-Merry Chorus is recorded, surprisingly, for the first time.

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Works on This Recording

1.
The Merry-merry Chorus by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; United States 
2.
The Stag Party by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; United States 
3.
Among my Souvenirs by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; United States 
4.
The Charlatan Suite by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; United States 
5.
Chris and the Wonderful Lamp: Fanny by John Philip Sousa
Performer:  Alisdair Ashman (Cornet)
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; United States 
6.
March of the Pan Americans: Excerpts by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; United States 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Delightful Program October 12, 2019 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Volume 18 in Naxos' long-running Sousa project delivers a thoroughly enjoyable concert by a very fine British conservatory wind orchestra. Known as the Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra, its sound is crisp and sharp as it plays a series of well-known melodies, which were arranged and re-shaped by that inimitable orchestrator- JP Sousa. I recognize that not everyone is inherently attracted to wind band music, but Naxos' Sousa recordings, of which this is a perfect example, have remarkable appeal. Thus, it is my contention that even the most picky and demanding of classical music purists will be able to enjoy this light, infectious style of music. Give it a try; I don't think you'll be disappointed." Report Abuse
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