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BandWorld, October 2007

The Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble has put together a most impressive program, starting with Overture to Russian & Ludmilla (Glinka/Hindsley) followed by Schoenberg’s challenging Theme & Variations Op. 43A. Arthur Bird’s delicate Suite in D for double wind quintet provides ideal contrast to the central section of the recording. The full ensemble returns for Gallimaufry (Woolfenden) and ignites with a powerful performance of To Tame the Perilous Skies (Holsinger). Rounding out the concert is “Mrs. Sousa’s favorite march” The Thunderer. Highly recommended.

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