Bear Essentials - American Classcics

Album Summary

>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
>Ellington, Duke : Do nothin' till you hear from me
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
>Gershwin, George : Walking the Dog, promenade for piano or orchestra (arrangement from film "Shall We Dance")
>Ellington, Duke : The River
>Bernstein, Leonard : Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
>Ellington, Duke : Solitude
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
>Menotti, Gian C. : Sebastian, ballet
>Gould, Morton : Spirituals for Strings
>Still, William Grant : Symphony no 2 in G minor ("Song of A New Race")
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Liberty Bell, march for band
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Traditional Spiritual : Steal Away to Jesus, spiritual
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Barber, Samuel : Vanessa, Op. 32
>Reich, Steve : Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas
>Still, William Grant : Symphony no 1 ("Afro-American")
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Copland, Aaron : Concerto for Clarinet
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
>Bernstein, Leonard : Divertimento for Orchestra
>Gershwin, George : Strike up the Band
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Works Details

>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
  • Conductor: Richard Dufallo
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Adams, John : Short Ride in a Fast Machine, fanfare for orchestra
  • Conductor: Stephen Mosko
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Ellington, Duke : Do nothin' till you hear from me
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Center City Brass Quintet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Gershwin, George : Walking the Dog, promenade for piano or orchestra (arrangement from film "Shall We Dance")
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Ellington, Duke : The River :: Giggling Rapids
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bernstein, Leonard : Prelude, Fugue and Riffs :: Riffs
  • Performer: Harmen Boer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Richard Dufallo
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949

>Ellington, Duke : Solitude
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Menotti, Gian C. : Sebastian, ballet :: Pavane
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1944

>Gould, Morton : Spirituals for Strings :: Gospel Train
  • Conductor: Yuli Turovsky
  • Ensemble: I Musici de Montréal
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Ellington, Duke : The River :: Meander
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Still, William Grant : Symphony no 2 in G minor ("Song of A New Race") :: Mvt 2. Song of a New Race
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 8 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1936-1937

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
  • Conductor: Major Jeanes
  • Ensemble: Blues & Royals Band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy :: Overture
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Liberty Bell, march for band
  • Conductor: D.S. Stephens
  • Ensemble: Cranwell Royal Air Force College Band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Running Time: 17 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Traditional Spiritual : Steal Away to Jesus, spiritual
  • Performers: Graeme McNaught (Piano); Willard White (Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Summertime
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Barber, Samuel : Vanessa, Op. 32 :: Must the winter come so soon?
  • Performer: Susan Graham (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1956-57.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1956-1957

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Porgy Sings from Catfish Row
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Reich, Steve : Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas
  • Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
  • Ensemble: Safri Duo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1994.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Still, William Grant : Symphony no 1 ("Afro-American") :: Mvt. III
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/06/1930

>Barber, Samuel : Vanessa, Op. 32 :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1956-57.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1956-1957

>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story :: America
  • Conductor: Richard Dufallo
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: Composition written: 1955-57.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955-1957

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: It ain't Necessarily So
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Center City Brass Quintet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Copland, Aaron : Concerto for Clarinet :: Mvt. II
  • Performer: Janet Hilton (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Running Time: 8 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1947-1948

>Ellington, Duke : The River :: Riba
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1 :: Simple Gifts
  • Performers: Graeme McNaught (Piano); Willard White (Bass)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1950

>Bernstein, Leonard : Divertimento for Orchestra :: Blues
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980

>Gershwin, George : Strike up the Band :: Overture
  • Conductor: Yan Tortelier
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927