Fiesta! - Dallas Wind Symphony; Howard Dunn (conductor)
Track Listing
  1. La Fiesta Mexicana, for wind ensemble, harp & percussion
  2. Santa Fe Saga for band
  3. Symphonic Dance No. 3 for orchestra ("Fiesta")
  4. Fiesta del Pacifico, for symphonic band
  5. Fandango for piano (or voice & piano)
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The inner front cover of the program book of this Reference Recording CD shows one of the Dallas Wind Symphony's percussionists in the act of playing a bass drum that is probably bigger than he is. It is an apt metaphor for the sound of the disc, which is wide in dynamics and frequency response and big in impact.While orchestral composers of the post--World War II era sank into academicism and complexity at the expense of audience understanding, composers for bands continued to try to write crowd-pleasers. The five works on ...

Fiesta! 1992, Reference Recordings

UPC: 030911103828