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Overtures (The 18th Century American) - HEWITT, J. / CARR, B. / REINAGLE, A. (Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, P. Gallois)

    
      

 

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Overtures (The 18th Century American) - HEWITT, J. / CARR, B. / REINAGLE, A. (Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, P. Gallois)

Musical life in late eighteenth-century America was every bit as vibrant as that in Europe, increasingly so as local composers flourished in the wake of the War of Independence. English-born Benjamin Carr and James Hewitt and Scottish-born Alexander Reinagle contributed entertaining orchestral works to a growing ‘New World’ repertoire, their overtures often comprising medleys of famous classical and popular music. The internationally renowned Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä here presents sparkling performances of these spirited pieces in accomplished reconstructions by composer and musicologist Bertil van Boer, restoring this forgotten symphonic legacy to its rightful place in our musical heritage.


Hewitt, James
Boer, Bertil van, arranger(s)

  Medley Overture in D Minor-Major (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer)
1.   Play with flash player Medley Overture in D Minor - Major (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer) 00:11:58

Carr, Benjamin
Boer, Bertil van, arranger(s)

  Federal Overture (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer)
2.   Play with flash player Federal Overture (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer) 00:10:10

Hewitt, James
Boer, Bertil van, arranger(s)

  New Medley Overture in C Major (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer)
3.   Play with flash player New Medley Overture in C Major (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer) 00:12:25
  New Federal Overture (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer)
4.   Play with flash player New Federal Overture (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer) 00:11:02

Reinagle, Alexander
Boer, Bertil van, arranger(s)

  Miscellaneous Overture in D Major (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer)
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:03:23
6.   Play with flash player II. Andante - Allegro - Presto 00:05:05
  Occasional Overture in D Major (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer)
7.   Play with flash player I. Moderato 00:03:53
8.   Play with flash player II. Andante - Allegro 00:03:54
  Overture in G Major (orchestration reconstructed by B. van Boer)
9.   Play with flash player I. Allegro di molto 00:04:01
10.   Play with flash player II. Allegro 00:02:34

Total Playing Time: 01:08:25






Composer(s):
Carr, Benjamin; Hewitt, James; Reinagle, Alexander

Arranger(s):
Boer, Bertil van

Conductor(s):
Gallois, Patrick

Orchestra(s):
Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.559654

Barcode: 636943965429

Release Date: 03/2011

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