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Wind Band Music - THURSTON, R. / PUCKETT, J. / WILBY, P. / WILLIAMS, J. / EWAZEN, E. (Air Force Blue) (United States Air Force Band, L.H. Lang)

    
      

 

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Wind Band Music - THURSTON, R. / PUCKETT, J. / WILBY, P. / WILLIAMS, J. / EWAZEN, E. (Air Force Blue) (United States Air Force Band, L.H. Lang)

With a tradition going back to its formation in 1941, The United States Air Force Band has long been the Air Force’s premier musical organisation, inspiring audiences in America and all over the world. Many of the works on this album demonstrate the history and importance of flying, from Philip Wilby’s vision of a bygone era in Dawn Flight, Bruce Yurko’s Red Tail Skirmish dedicated to the heroism of Tuskegee Airmen in WWII, and the futuristic excitement of Asimov’s Aviary by Joel Puckett. The spectacular virtuosity of The United States Air Force Band can also be heard in Time Travels by the band’s chief arranger, Senior Master Sgt. Robert Thurston, and in the superb arrangement of three movements from Holst’s The Planets.


Thurston, Robert

  Time Travels
1.   Play with flash player Time Travels 00:08:18

Puckett, Joel

  Asimov's Aviary
2.   Play with flash player Asimov's Aviary 00:05:36

Wilby, Philip

  Dawn Flight
3.   Play with flash player Dawn Flight 00:08:22

Williams, John
Soper, Ken, arranger(s)

  Call of the Champions (arr. K. Soper for wind ensemble)
4.   Play with flash player Call of the Champions (arr. K. Soper for wind ensemble) 00:05:15

Ewazen, Eric

  Flight: I. A View from the Heavens
5.   Play with flash player Flight: I. A View from the Heavens 00:06:23

Yurko, Bruce

  Red Tail Skirmish
6.   Play with flash player Red Tail Skirmish 00:04:51

Thurston, Robert

  High Flight
7.   Play with flash player High Flight 00:04:20

Holst, Gustav
Reed, Alfred / McAlister, Clark, arranger(s)

  The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (arr. A. Reed and C. McAlister for wind ensemble)
8.   Play with flash player The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (arr. A. Reed and C. McAlister for wind ensemble) 00:08:16

Holst, Gustav
Romano, John, arranger(s)

  The Planets, Op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (arr. J. Romano for wind ensemble)
9.   Play with flash player The Planets, Op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger (arr. J. Romano for wind ensemble) 00:04:33
  The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (arr. J. Romano for wind ensemble)
10.   Play with flash player The Planets, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (arr. J. Romano for wind ensemble) 00:08:13

Total Playing Time: 01:04:07






Composer(s):
Ewazen, Eric; Holst, Gustav; Puckett, Joel; Thurston, Robert; Wilby, Philip; Williams, John; Yurko, Bruce

Arranger(s):
McAlister, Clark; Reed, Alfred; Romano, John; Soper, Ken

Conductor(s):
Lang, Larry H.

Orchestra(s):
United States Air Force Band

Label: Naxos

Series: Wind Band Classics

Genre: Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.573405

Barcode: 747313340576

Release Date: 03/2015

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