Symphony No. 7
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The fifth in the series of Gillis recordings on Albany Records features his exuberant Symphony No. 7.

This release of Don Gillis' music is especially important because it contains three of his most beloved works in their first commercial re-recordings since the classic 1950 LP's conducted by the composer. All of these works have that wonderfully bracing, great-outdoors sound that fans of Gillis thrill to. The common theme of the Old West runs through the entire program. Each of these works abounds in the terrific melodies, spicy harmonies and a strong narrative drive, which are all the musical fingerprints of this fine American composer. As in past releases, Ian Hobson and the Sinfonia Varsovia show a great affection for this music. If anything, Maestro Hobson matches Gillis' own energetic performances and even finds a bit more emotional gravity in The Alamo. On top of this is the excellent SACD surround sound that really brings out the orchestral colors hidden in these scores.
Contents:
Don Gillis, composer
Portrait of a Frontier Town
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

Don Gillis, composer
The Alamo
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

Don Gillis, composer
Symphony No. 7: Saga of a Prairie School
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

Review:
Review to come.
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