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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) (Blu-ray Audio)

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

Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Note: This Blu-ray Audio Disc is only playable on Blu-ray Disc players and not compatible with standard CD or DVD players.

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 (version for wind 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

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