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CORIGLIANO, J.: Symphony No. 3,


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CORIGLIANO, J.: Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus" / Gazebo Dances (University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Junkin)

The Circus Maximus of ancient Rome was a real place. The largest arena in the world, it entertained over 300,000 spectators daily for nearly a thousand years. Chariot races, hunts and battles satisfied the Roman public’s need for grander and wilder amusement as the Empire declined. The parallels between the high decadence of Rome and our present time are obvious. Entertainment dominates our culture, and ever-more-extreme ‘reality’ shows dominate our entertainment. Many of us have become as bemused by the violence and humiliation that flood the 500-plus channels of our television screens as those mobs of imperial Rome who considered the devouring of human beings by starving lions just another Sunday show. The shape of Circus Maximus was built both to embody and comment on this massive and glamorous barbarity. John Corigliano

Corigliano Jr., John

  Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus"
1.   I. Introitus 00:03:27
2.   II. Screen / Siren 00:04:48
3.   III. Channel surfing 00:05:03
4.   IV. Night Music I 00:06:41
5.   V. Night Music II 00:04:00
6.   VI. Circus Maximus 00:04:05
7.   VII. Prayer 00:05:59
8.   VIII. Coda: Veritas 00:01:40
  Gazebo Dances (arr. for band)
9.   I. Overture 00:04:49
10.   II. Waltz 00:02:57
11.   III. Adagio 00:06:36
12.   IV. Tarantella 00:02:34

Total Playing Time: 00:52:39

Corigliano Jr., John

Junkin, Jerry

University of Texas Wind Ensemble

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559601

Barcode: 0636943960127

Physical Release: 01/2009

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