Thursday, May 3, 2012


I couldn't locate any review of this CD so the annotation is a bit skimpy. However, the booklet that accompanies the disc is quite extensive and is included as part of this post in PDF format. Hearing these familiar pieces played by wind band is an interesting experience. I hope you will enjoy this disc, the second of two done by the U.S. Army Field Band. I have the first one coming up next. Scoredaddy

The Legacy of Aaron Copland: Emblems
is the second album featured in the series of concert band recordings honoring the lives and music of individuals who have made significant contributions to the band repertoire and to music education.

The Legacy of Aaron Copland: Emblems
features some of his greatest compositions. Special guest, Charles Osgood, anchor and writer of CBS Sunday Mornings, appears as a narrator on "Preamble for a Solemn Occasion" and "Lincoln Portrait." This album also features Copland's famous "Variations on a Shaker Hymn," and "An Outdoor Adventure," among many other Copland classics.

1 Variations on a Shaker Melody 3:29
2 Down a Country Lane (arr. M. Patterson) 3:03
3 Ceremonial Fanfare 3:59
4 Preamble for a Solemn Occasion (version for wind ensemble) 3:15

Billy the Kid: Waltz and Celebration (arr. P. Lang)
5 Waltz 4:02
6 Celebration 2:32
7 An Outdoor Overture (version for band) 9:10

8 Emblems 10:52

9 Lincoln Portrait (arr. W. Beeler), narrated by Charles Osgood 15:54

The Red Pony Suite (version for wind ensemble)
10 IIIa. Dream March 2:47
11 IIIb. Circus Music 1:52
12 IV. Walk to the Bunkhouse 2:40
13 V. Grandfather's Story 4:33
14 VI. Happy Ending 3:13

Recorded August, 1999 at Devers Hall. Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
United States Army Field Band
Finley R. Hamilton Conductor


Scoredaddy said...


Vivelo said...

Thank you so much!! Music for (and played by) wind band is so hard to find!! I enjoy it very much. There's only orchestra everywhere.

ita diegues said...

Thank you very much.

flurb said...

I can't wait to hear this - thanks again are due you, and I give 'em freely!

Scoresdecine said...

Thank you so much!!!