Horns For The Holidays HDCD
Horns For The Holidays HDCD

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Horns For The Holidays HDCD

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SKU:
RR-126CD
UPC:
030911112622


An outstanding release from America's premier professional wind band! The Dallas Wind Symphony has a huge following worldwide, and this is their first recording of holiday music with an exciting lineup including brilliant original arrangements and many first recordings.  This sonic spectacular features the huge Fisk pipe organ at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, faithfully captured by Reference Recordings' world-renowned team of engineer Keith Johnson and producer Tam Henderson.  A treat for wind band enthusiasts, audiophiles, and anyone who loves great holiday music!

"Aptly supported by their formidable production team spearheaded by engineering guru Professor Keith de Osma Johnson, Reference Recordings is well known for experimenting with eclectic fare simply because audiophiles eagerly anticipate whatever is offered. But RR have recently surpassed everyone's expectations with their latest release Horns for the Holidays. This potential blockbuster exudes breathtaking arrangements of familiar seasonal music with scintillating performances by the Dallas Wind Symphony and precise presentation of an incredibly palpable Soundstage - an Ace of Spades if ever there was one." - from Simeon Sandiford, Managing Director of Sanch Electronix and recording engineer

"[T]he sound is spectacular. Brasses are richly characterized and when organ is added for a low-end foundation, the sense of a large space being acoustically energized is uncanny. Percussion details, like wire brushes on snare, bells, or ... wind chimes, are realistic and immediate." - Andrew Quint, The Absolute Sound, December 2012

“Finally, there is the sound. This is Reference Recordings, after all, so one would expect the sonics of this HDCD to be top flight, and it doesn’t disappoint. The lead instruments, such as the saxophones, are always crisp and clear, and the entire ensemble is realistically rendered. The shimmer and ring of the bells and the breathiness of the alto sax -- wow! You can dissect each arrangement down to the level of individual instruments and enjoy the music in that manner, or you can just sit back and be enveloped by the overall presentation. It’s your choice. To my ears, this is one of Reference Recordings' best-sounding albums.” - John Crossett, 4.5/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sound!

Features:
• HDCD/24-bit
• Mastered by Prof. Keith O. Johnson

Musicians:
Dallas Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin, conductor

Selections:
1. Festival Fanfare (Wasson)
2. Sleigh Ride (Anderson)
3. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach-Reed)
4. Minor Alterations (Lovrien)
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas (Kent-Shaw)
6. The Christmas Song [Chestnuts Roasting] (Torme-Wells-Biondi
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Martin-Mills)
8. A Christmas Festival (Anderson)
9. Deck The Halls (Traditional - Silvester)
10. Jingle Bells Fantasy (Pierpont-Wasson)
11. Russian Christmas Music (Traditional - Reed)
12. Christmas and Sousa Forever (Sousa-Schissel)
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An outstanding release from America's premier professional wind band! The Dallas Wind Symphony has a huge following worldwide, and this is their first recording of holiday music with an exciting lineup including brilliant original arrangements and many first recordings.  This sonic spectacular features the huge Fisk pipe organ at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, faithfully captured by Reference Recordings' world-renowned team of engineer Keith Johnson and producer Tam Henderson.  A treat for wind band enthusiasts, audiophiles, and anyone who loves great holiday music!

"Aptly supported by their formidable production team spearheaded by engineering guru Professor Keith de Osma Johnson, Reference Recordings is well known for experimenting with eclectic fare simply because audiophiles eagerly anticipate whatever is offered. But RR have recently surpassed everyone's expectations with their latest release Horns for the Holidays. This potential blockbuster exudes breathtaking arrangements of familiar seasonal music with scintillating performances by the Dallas Wind Symphony and precise presentation of an incredibly palpable Soundstage - an Ace of Spades if ever there was one." - from Simeon Sandiford, Managing Director of Sanch Electronix and recording engineer

"[T]he sound is spectacular. Brasses are richly characterized and when organ is added for a low-end foundation, the sense of a large space being acoustically energized is uncanny. Percussion details, like wire brushes on snare, bells, or ... wind chimes, are realistic and immediate." - Andrew Quint, The Absolute Sound, December 2012

“Finally, there is the sound. This is Reference Recordings, after all, so one would expect the sonics of this HDCD to be top flight, and it doesn’t disappoint. The lead instruments, such as the saxophones, are always crisp and clear, and the entire ensemble is realistically rendered. The shimmer and ring of the bells and the breathiness of the alto sax -- wow! You can dissect each arrangement down to the level of individual instruments and enjoy the music in that manner, or you can just sit back and be enveloped by the overall presentation. It’s your choice. To my ears, this is one of Reference Recordings' best-sounding albums.” - John Crossett, 4.5/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sound!

Features:
• HDCD/24-bit
• Mastered by Prof. Keith O. Johnson

Musicians:
Dallas Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin, conductor

Selections:
1. Festival Fanfare (Wasson)
2. Sleigh Ride (Anderson)
3. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach-Reed)
4. Minor Alterations (Lovrien)
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas (Kent-Shaw)
6. The Christmas Song [Chestnuts Roasting] (Torme-Wells-Biondi
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Martin-Mills)
8. A Christmas Festival (Anderson)
9. Deck The Halls (Traditional - Silvester)
10. Jingle Bells Fantasy (Pierpont-Wasson)
11. Russian Christmas Music (Traditional - Reed)
12. Christmas and Sousa Forever (Sousa-Schissel)
Genre
Christmas
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Title
Horns For The Holidays
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
In Stock
Format
CD
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
09-13-2012
ASSOC
C
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