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The years before, during and after the French Revolution were a turning-point for wind ensembles throughout the world. They developed from being small ensembles, with each instrument represented in pairs, to being something much larger. At the same time, the repertoire moved rapidly from the chamber music for wind instruments of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven to much larger works of almost orchestral dimensions by a new generation of composers.
The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces has on this recording chosen music by composers who all made significant contributions to the evolvement of the wind orchestra and to the literature for wind orchestra that we know today. The music is an exquisite selection of French drama, romance and epic tone poems composed at times of considerable political turbulence. It could be precisely this political backdrop, combined with the wind orchestra's hitherto unexplored potential, that goes some way towards explaining why composers like Berlioz, Bozza, Saint-Saëns, Tomasi, Dukas and Milhaud chose to write large-scale works for the wind orchestra - works that are still considered an important part of the standard wind ensemble repertoire today, a repertoire the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces performs with the elegance, virtuosity and energy the music demands; The Triumphal Way!
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Disc 1: Hybrid Super Audio-CD 5.1 Surround + Stereo
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Produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition - 24BIT/352.8kHz)
Disc 2: Blu-ray 5.1 Surround + Stereo
All Regions: Region A, B & C
2.0 LPCM 192kHz/24bit Stereo
5.1 DTS HD Master Audio 192kHz/24bit
Norwegian Armed Forces Staff Band
Ole Kristian Ruud, conductor
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Grande Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale
1. I. Marche funebre
2. II. Oraison funebre
3. III. Apotheose
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
4. Orient et occident, Op. 25 (arr. for wind ensemble)
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
5. Fanfare pour preceder La Peri
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
6. I. Normandie
7. II. Bretagne
8. III. Ile de France
9. IV. Alasce-Lorraine
10. V. Provence
Henri Tomasi (1901-1971)
11. No. 1 Annonciation
12. No. 2 Evangile
13. No. 3. Apocalypse: Scherzo
14. No. 4. Procession du Vendredi-Saint
Eugene Bozza (1905-1991)
15. Children's Overture
Recorded November 2011 at Jar church, Norway.
Original source: DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)