American Tapestry - Richard Schuster (piano); Eugene Corporon (conductor)

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  1. The Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem, USA), for orchestra & voice/chorus, ad lib
  2. American Overture, for band
  3. Merry Mount, opera in 3 acts, Op. 31: Overture
  4. Merry Mount, opera in 3 acts, Op. 31: Children's Dance
  5. Merry Mount, opera in 3 acts, Op. 31: Love Duet
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  1. The Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem, USA), for orchestra & voice/chorus, ad lib
  2. American Overture, for band
  3. Merry Mount, opera in 3 acts, Op. 31: Overture
  4. Merry Mount, opera in 3 acts, Op. 31: Children's Dance
  5. Merry Mount, opera in 3 acts, Op. 31: Love Duet
  6. Merry Mount, opera in 3 acts, Op. 31: Act 2. Prelude / Maypole Dances
  7. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grof?)
  8. Ceremonial Fanfare, for wind ensemble
  9. Radiant Joy, for wind ensemble
  10. Suite of Old American Dances for band
  11. The Washington Post, march for band
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Naxos' Wind Band Classics series has exposed some of the top-notch music-making being achieved by American ensembles in this rather undervalued medium, and this disc, by the Lone Star Wind Orchestra of the University of North Texas (the primary conservatory location in the giant Texas university system), makes a good sample purchase for the series ...

American Tapestry 2008, Naxos

UPC: 747313096879

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