Posts Tagged Classical Music

Piece of the Week – 12/19/2014

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Piece of the Week – 12/12/2014

This week it’s the powerful 5th piano concerto by Beethoven. ¬†Have a great weekend!

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Piece of the Week – 12/5/2014

Coming off a short hiatus with this wonderful piano concerto by Mozart.  Enjoy!

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Piece of the Week – 10/24/2014

This is probably my favorite piece by world-famous contemporary composer Eric Whitacre, composed for wind band or orchestra with optional choir. I hope you enjoy Equus.

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Piece of the Week – 10/17/2014

This one’s for the percussion types. It’s Michael Torke’s work for marimba and orchestra, Mojave.

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Pieces of the Week – 9/5&12/2014

Here are the 4th and 5th movements from Penderecki’s 3rd symphony. You may recognize the 4th from Scorsese’s Shutter Island.

Doesn’t the 5th movement sound like the hero’s racing against time but then makes it at the last second?
Now to balance the scale here’s the finale from John Rutter’s Gloria.

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Piece of the Week – 8/8/2014

You’ll either really like or really dislike this guy’s work. Stephen Melillo, I think, is basically the Michael Bay of band composers – he offers a fun ride, but should steer clear of trying to appear profound because he just ends up looking like a douche. Hm? Nah, Mackey’s more the Quentin Tarantino but I see your point.

Here’s a piece of his that’s actually quite good called Wait of the World.

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