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Hands Across The Sea / Fennell, Eastman Wind Ensemble


Release Date: 02/15/1994 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 434334   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  John Philip SousaGustave Louis GanneMariano San MiguelCarl Teike,   ... 
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Fennell's Sousa (in fact his anything) showed and shows careful attention to dynamics. Not for him the unvarying mezzo forte slackly favoured by bandmasters. Rhythmic precision is also a feature of this recordings.

Fennell and his elite musicians give the Sousa marches all the rambunctious, buffeting, resolute, unbearably confident, percussion-whirring, drum-thudding qualities called for by the Sousa tradition. A little Sousa goes a long way with this listener but I can certainly appreciate the precision and relentless boisterousness of these fine sounding recordings of seven Sousa classics. Sousa's The US Field Artillery even has a choral contribution from a male choir (members of the band?) - not very numerous but they
Read more make a manly sound.

The rest of [the] CD gives us a smattering of marches from other climes. The Brits get a Coates Knightsbridge and Alford's Colonel Bogey; the former more free and certainly distinctive and out of the Sousa pattern; the latter closer to the smoking ramrod of the Sousa sound.

Prokofiev's famous march op. 99 has pep aplenty and is a delightful contrast to much of the rest which although not written by Sousa sounds in the Sousa tradition. Whether or not from the USA the following all bear the stigmata or predict them: Tieke's Old Comrades, McCoy's Lights Out, Goldman's On the Mall, Karl King's crashing cracker Barnum and Bailey's Favourite and Klohr's The Billboard. Both Meacham's American Patrol and Ganne's Father of Victory use dynamic variation to good effect. San Miguel's The Golden Ear has a instantly apparent Hispanic flavour complete with toreador solo trumpet (tr. 3 1:21). Hanssen's Valdres March is pretty distinctive too."

-- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International [10/2005] Reviewing reissue of this recording
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Works on This Recording

1.
Hands Across the Sea by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1958 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Le Père la Victoire by Gustave Louis Ganne
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1958 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3.
The Golden Ear by Mariano San Miguel
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1958 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4.
Old Comrades by Carl Teike
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1958 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
5.
March in B flat major, Op. 99 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1958 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
6.
Valdres March by Johannes Hanssen
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; Norway 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1958 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
7.
Inglesina by Davide Delle Cese
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1958 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8.
London "London Every Day": Knightsbridge by Eric Coates
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1958 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
9.
US Field Artillery by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
10.
Thunderer by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1889; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
11.
Washington Post by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
12.
King Cotton by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
13.
El Capitan (march) by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
14.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
15.
On the mall by Edwin Franko Goldman
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
16.
Lights Out by Earl E. McCoy
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
17.
Barnum and Bailey's Favorite March by Karl King
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
18.
Colonel Bogey by Kenneth Alford
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1913; England 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
19.
Billboard March by John Klohr
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1901; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
20.
American Patrol by Frank W. Meacham
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/20/1956 
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 

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