Evelyn Glennie Meets The Black Dyke Band- Reflected In Brass

Release Date: 2/5/2008
Label: RCA
Catalog Number: RCA63234
Performer: Evelyn Glennie
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This disc was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Crossover Album."
Evelyn Glennie's uncanny virtuosity takes yet another surprising turn with this inventive collection of tunes for xylophone, marimba, vibraphone accompanied by a backdrop of brass from the Black Dyke Band. From evocative heart-rending ballads to boisterous show tunes to adaptations of familiar works, virtually all styles of popular music are represented here.
Erik Satie's "Gymnopedie No. 1" is given a lovely arrangement with a slowly pulsing brass line against a appropriately reverberant vibraphone while the warm tone of the marimba perfectly suits the "Yorkshire Ballad" and the Irish classic "Danny Boy." Other highlights include two jazz-oriented tunes: "Triplets" (a huge hit in 1919) and the Charleston-flavored "Rudy's Rambles." But perhaps the most fun track of all, because it also includes a wild assortment of bells, whistles and pop guns, is Peter Graham's "Cartoon Music," a piece that was inspired by the manic and zany music written for the classic Tom and Jerry cartoons of the 1940s.
Works on This Recording
1. Xylophone Classics by Peter Graham
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
2. Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Marimba)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1985 ; USA
3. Rudy's Rambles by Rudy Starita
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
4. The Whirlwind by Joseph Green
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1925 ;
5. Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Marimba)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
6. Taps in Tempo by Jan Berenska
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
7. 'Tween Heather and Sea by George H. Geldard
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1905 ;
8. The Gypsy Virtuoso by Ian Finkel
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
9. The Golden Age of the Xylophone by Floyd Werlé
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
10. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Vibraphone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; France
11. Gee Whizz! by Byron Brooke
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
12. Cartoon Music by Peter Graham
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Percussion)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
13. Hittin' em up by George Hackford
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
14. Triplets by George Hamilton Green
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ;
15. Slavic Fantasy by Carl Höhne
Performer: Evelyn Glennie (Xylophone)
Conductor: James Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Black Dyke Mills Band
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ;
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