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Encore! / Keith Lockhart, Boston Pops Orchestra


Release Date: 03/07/2000 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63662   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John T. WilliamsGeorges BizetTraditionalFrank W. Meacham,   ... 
Performer:  Chester SchmitzTimothy MorrisonBruce HallThomas Rolfs,   ... 
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston PopsMiddlesex County Volunteers Fifes and DrumsTanglewood Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD also includes a 1'28" spoken word track by Keith Lockhart serving as an introduction to the medley "Long Live the King - A Tribute to Elvis."
Among America's most popular entertainers, the Boston Pops thrill audiences with their renditions of the classics and innovative expression of musical trends. ENCORE! celebrates the Pops' fifth year of recording under the leadership of Keith Lockhart, it collects favorite tracks from past recordings.
From traditional pieces like "Song of the Volga Boatmen" to more contemporary hits, such as "Riverdance," the Pops deliver hearty, feel-good performances. They don't shy away from adding unconventional instruments to the orchestration: "Riverdance" includes an electric fiddle, synthesizer
Read more and guitar. Alongside perennial favorites like "Stars and Stripes Forever," they add surprises, such as the bonus track "Long Live the King! - A Tribute to Elvis," recorded live at Symphony Hall. This medley of "Jailhouse Rock, "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Hound Dog" embodies the irreverent spirit that makes the Boston Pops a national treasure. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hymn to New England by John T. Williams
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 2 - 4th movement, Farandole by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: 'L'arlésienne: Suite no 2' was written by Ernest Guiraud c. 1879 after
Bizet's incidental music to 'L'arlésienne.' 
3.
Doodletown Fifers by Traditional
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops,  Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 5/1999 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Patrick Hollenbeck 
4.
American Patrol by Frank W. Meacham
Performer:  Chester Schmitz (Tuba), Timothy Morrison (Trumpet), Bruce Hall (Trumpet),
Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet), Peter Chapman (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; USA 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Don Sebesky 
5.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tanglewood Festival Chorus,  Boston Pops
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 5/1999 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tanglewood Festival Chorus,  Boston Pops
Date of Recording: 12/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Lawrence Goldberg 
7.
River Dance by Bill Whelan
Performer:  James Gwin (Drums), Eileen Ivers (Electric Violin), Jonathan Finn (Guitar),
Brad Hatfield (Synthesizer)
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 5/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Patrick Hollenbeck 
8.
Mississippi Suite: Mardi Gras by Ferde Grofé
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1996 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9.
Song of the Volga boatmen by Traditional
Performer:  Timothy Morrison (Trumpet), Michael Monaghan (Alto Saxophone)
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops,  Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Richard Hayman 
10.
The level plain by Gerard Fahy
Performer:  Joanie Madden (Whistle)
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 5/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Patrick Hollenbeck 
11.
Long Live the King - A Tribute to Elvis by Patrick Hollenbeck
Performer:  Michael Monaghan (Tenor Saxophone), Bruce Hall (Trumpet), John Wilkins (Guitar)
Conductor:  Keith Lockhart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 5/13/1997 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a medley which incorporates the songs "Jailhouse Rock" and " Hound Dog" by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and "Can't Help Falling in Love" by George Weiss, Luigi creatore and Hugo Peretti. 

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