Songs, Hymns & Portraits
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The highly anticipated second volume in the New England Conservatory on Albany of new and favorite wind works.

This recording is the long-awaited second release on Albany Records of the famed New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble. Conducted by Frank Battisti, the Wind Ensemble performs the significant literature for brass, woodwind and percussion instruments composed from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Many of its performances are broadcast over the National Public Radio network. This disc will be a must for all wind ensemble enthusiasts. (Volume 1 is TROY340.)
Contents:
Elizabeth Maconchy, composer
Music for Brass and Woodwind
New England Conservatory Wind Ensembe, Frank Battisti, conductor

Alan Fletcher, composer
An American Song
New England Conservatory Wind Ensembe, Frank Battisti, conductor

William Schuman, composer
American Hymn
New England Conservatory Wind Ensembe, Frank Battisti, conductor

Charles Ives, composer, trans. J. Elkus
The Alcotts
New England Conservatory Wind Ensembe, Frank Battisti, conductor

Steven Stucky, composer
Funeral Music for Queen Mary
New England Conservatory Wind Ensembe, Frank Battisti, conductor

Aaron Copland, composer
Variations on a Shaker Melody
New England Conservatory Wind Ensembe, Frank Battisti, conductor

Aaron Copland, composer, trans. M. Patterson
Down a Country Lane
New England Conservatory Wind Ensembe, Frank Battisti, conductor

Aaron Copland, composer, trans. W. Beeler
Lincoln Portrait
New England Conservatory Wind Ensembe, Frank Battisti, conductor, Gunther Schuller, narrator

Aaron Copland, composer
Preamble for a Solemn Occasion
New England Conservatory Wind Ensembe, Frank Battisti, conductor

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