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>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
>     Excerpt
>Respighi, Ottorino : Feste romane
>     Ottobrata (excerpt)
>York, Andrew : Bantu, for guitar quartet
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Alma Redemptoris mater
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
>     Alla Hornpipe
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>     Toccata
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     Prelude to Act 3
>Grofe, Ferde [Composer] : Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra
>     On the Trail (excerpt)
>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
>Duruflé, Maurice : Requiem
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
>     Minuet
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Autumn (The Four Seasons)
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>     Medley
>Falla, Manuel de : Canciones populares espanolas (7)
>     Excerpt
>Dvorak, Antonin : Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71
>     Movement 5 (excerpt)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>     Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
>Piccolo, Anthony : O Hear Us, Lord
>Hanson, Howard : Dies Natalis I, for orchestra
>     Excerpt
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
>     Excerpt
>Sound, Recorded : Sound Effects
>     Jet flyover (USMC MkLk, Bangalors & FA-18s)
>     Fire Department Code 3
>     Canadian Pacific Railroad
>     Hawaiian surf
>     Light rain with thunder
>     WWII Aircraft (Reno Air Races)
>     Steam Locomotive 4501 passes ina thunderstorm
>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging
>     Stereo channel identification
>     Stereo phase
>     Stereo balance
>     Left-Right frequency balance
>     Stereo center imaging
>     Stereo half-left & half-right imaging
>     Continuous wideband stereo pan
>     Stepped wideband stereo pan
>     Continuous narrowband stereo pan
>     Stepped narrowband stereo pan
>     Speaker compsrison level-matching
>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup
>     Low-frequency sweep with voiceover
>     Low-frequency sine wave sweep with harmonic
>     Subwoofer level (with meter)
>     Subwoofer phase
>     Subwoofer phase
>     Subwoofer phase
>     Subwoofer phase
>     Subwoofer phase
>     Subwoofer phase
>     Subwoofer blend (slow)
>     Subwoofer phase
>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging
>     Surround-Sound channel identification
>     Surround-Sound speaker balance
>     Surround-Sound speaker balance with subwoofer
>     Surround-Sound center speaker phase
>     Surround half-left & half-right imaging
>     Ambience/Reverberation clicks
>     Continuous wideband Surround-Sound frontal pan
>     Stepped wideband Surround-Sound frontal pan
>     Continuous narrowband Surround-Sound frontal pan
>     Stepped narrowband Surround-Sound frontal pan
>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones
>     Band-limited pink noise
>     Stereo pink noise
>     Left-channel pink noise
>     Center-channel pink noise
>     Right-channel pink noise
>     Surround-channel pink noise
>     Left-channel match tone
>     Center-channel level-match tone
>     Right-channel level-match tone

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra
>Respighi, Ottorino : Feste romane
>York, Andrew : Bantu, for guitar quartet
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Alma Redemptoris mater
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Grofe, Ferde [Composer] : Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra
>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
>Duruflé, Maurice : Requiem
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
>Dvorak, Antonin : Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Autumn (The Four Seasons)
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Falla, Manuel de : Canciones populares espanolas (7)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Piccolo, Anthony : O Hear Us, Lord
>Hanson, Howard : Dies Natalis I, for orchestra
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49
>Sound, Recorded : Sound Effects
>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging
>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup
>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging
>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones
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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Also Sprach Zarathustra :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1896

>Respighi, Ottorino : Feste romane :: Ottobrata (excerpt)
  • Conductor: James DePreist
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>York, Andrew : Bantu, for guitar quartet
  • Ensemble: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Alma Redemptoris mater
  • Conductor: Dennis Keene
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: by 1584

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 :: Alla Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565 :: Toccata
  • Performer: Robert Noehren (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Prelude to Act 3
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Ferde Grofé (Composer) (1892 - 1972) : Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra :: On the Trail (excerpt)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Maurice Duruflé (Composer/Organ) (1902 - 1986) : Requiem
  • Conductor: Dennis Keene
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1947

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Wendy Lucas (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
  • Performer: Carol Rosenberger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44 :: Minuet
  • Ensemble: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Autumn (The Four Seasons)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Medley
  • Performer: Eugene Rousseau (Saxophone)
  • Conductor: Frederick Fennell
  • Ensemble: Indiana Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Falla, Manuel de : Canciones populares españolas (7) :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1917-1919

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Stabat Mater, Op. 58/B 71 :: Movement 5 (excerpt)
  • Conductor: Zdenek Macal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Performer: Todd Wilson (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Piccolo, Anthony : O Hear Us, Lord
  • Conductor: Donald Pearson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hanson, Howard : Dies Natalis I, for orchestra :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : 1812 Overture, Op. 49 :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: James DePreist
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Sound, Recorded : Sound Effects :: Jet flyover (USMC MkLk, Bangalors & FA-18s)
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Sound Effects :: Fire Department Code 3
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Sound Effects :: Canadian Pacific Railroad
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Sound Effects :: Hawaiian surf
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Sound Effects :: Light rain with thunder
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Sound Effects :: WWII Aircraft (Reno Air Races)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Sound Effects :: Steam Locomotive 4501 passes ina thunderstorm
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Stereo channel identification
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Stereo phase
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Stereo balance
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Left-Right frequency balance
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Stereo center imaging
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Stereo half-left & half-right imaging
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Continuous wideband stereo pan
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Stepped wideband stereo pan
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Continuous narrowband stereo pan
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Stepped narrowband stereo pan
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Stereo Setup and Imaging :: Speaker compsrison level-matching
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Low-frequency sweep with voiceover
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Low-frequency sine wave sweep with harmonic
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Subwoofer level (with meter)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Subwoofer phase
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Subwoofer phase
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Subwoofer phase
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Subwoofer phase
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Subwoofer phase
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Subwoofer phase
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Subwoofer blend (slow)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Subwoofer Evaluation and Setup :: Subwoofer phase
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Surround-Sound channel identification
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Surround-Sound speaker balance
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Surround-Sound speaker balance with subwoofer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Surround-Sound center speaker phase
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Surround half-left & half-right imaging
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Ambience/Reverberation clicks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Continuous wideband Surround-Sound frontal pan
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Stepped wideband Surround-Sound frontal pan
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Continuous narrowband Surround-Sound frontal pan
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Surround Sound Setup and Imaging :: Stepped narrowband Surround-Sound frontal pan
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Band-limited pink noise
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Stereo pink noise
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Left-channel pink noise
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Center-channel pink noise
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Right-channel pink noise
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Surround-channel pink noise
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Left-channel match tone
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Center-channel level-match tone
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Right-channel level-match tone
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Sound, Recorded : Reference Tones :: Surround-channel level-match tone
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval