Great American Ninth (SACD)
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The Great American Ninth in extraordinary surround sound.

A few years back when the regular stereo version of this CD was released, we called it "the ultimate release for the American Symphony fan." Well, in SACD format, it is of even more importance, since those magnificent orchestral colors truly shine in surround-sound! This has always been one of most popular CDs in our catalog, and probably went a long way in changing the minds of those who thought Harris only wrote one Symphony - No. 3. Admittedly, when you see the cover with its "Great American Ninth" in large letters, you will be right to think we have gone "commercial." Garish? You are right! Hype? Right again! This is wonderful American music that should appeal to the same public who likes Aaron Copland, Morton Gould and Leonard Bernstein - and the crowd that loves to hear a big orchestral sound coming from their 5.1 Surround systems!
Contents:
Roy Harris, composer
Memories of a Child's Sunday
Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller, conductor

Roy Harris, composer
Symphony No. 9
Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller, conductor

Roy Harris, composer
Symphony No. 8
Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller, conductor, Alan Feinberg, piano

Review:
"...Performances are wonderful. Harris's open, complex harmony requires accurate intonation, and his rhythms need clarity and accuracy. The clear-toned Albany Symphony supplies it all, abetted by clean, spacious sound. Miller's conducting is exemplary, as are the notes by Stehman....This is a must for American music collections." (American Record Guide)
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