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Crown Imperial: Festive music for Organ, Winds, Brass & Percussion

Mary Preston, Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin

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1
Festival Intrada
Richard Strauss; Mary Preston; Dallas Wind Symphony; Jerry Junkin
6:19
2
Canzon primi toni
Giovanni Gabrieli; Mary Preston; Dallas Wind Symphony; Jerry Junkin
4:00
3
Crown Imperial
William Walton; Mary Preston; Dallas Wind Symphony; Jerry Junkin
10:35
4
Procession du Vendredi-Saint
Henri Tomasi; Mary Preston; Dallas Wind Symphony; Jerry Junkin
9:30
5
Country Derry Air
Percy Grainger; Mary Preston; Dallas Wind Symphony; Jerry Junkin
6:21
Lohengrin: Act II  
6
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral
Richard Wagner; Mary Preston; Dallas Wind Symphony; Jerry Junkin
7:48
7
Kammermusik No. 7
Paul Hindemith; Mary Preston; Dallas Wind Symphony; Jerry Junkin
15:16
8
Niagara Falls
Michael Daugherty; Mary Preston; Dallas Wind Symphony; Jerry Junkin
10:06
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    69:55
"From the shriek of piccolo to the thunder of the organ's awesome 32-foot pedal stops, this will give the best stereo system a workout ... hold on to your subwoofer and when organist Mary Preston cuts loose, don't be surprised if neighbors complain about their furniture sliding across the floor."
- Dallas Morning News

"In addition to first-rate musicians, features a renowned audiophile guru in the recording department ... producer J. Tamblyn Henderson, Jr. along with engineer Keith O. Johnson ... sound is resonant, offering a deep soundstage and warm ambience ... plenty of opportunities for your subwoofer to kick in with commanding bass."
- SoundStage!

This is an album of festive music for organ, winds, brass and percussion that will challenge even the best sound systems. The renowned Dallas Wind Symphony and its music director Jerry Junkin are joined by Mary Preston, resident organist of the mighty C.B. Fisk Opus 100 concert organ in the world-standard Meyerson Symphony Center. No one knows better than she the capabilities of the $1.36 million, 4535 pipe Fisk, and Preston can make it sing and shout. In addition to the royal coronation anthem Crown Imperial by William Walton, there are substantial pieces that are seldom heard in such full instrumentation. Richard Strauss contributes a stately Festival Intrada, there's a ceremonial brass Fanfare by Henri Tomasi, an unusual arrangement of County Derry Air by Percy Grainger, Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner, Kammermusik No. 7, a full concerto for organ and winds by Paul Hindemith and Niagara Falls, a rousing, wild ride by popular American composer Michael Daugherty.
176.4 kHz / 24-bit, 88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Reference Recordings Studio Masters

Recorded at Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas,Texas, July 18 - 19, 2007

Producer: J.Tamblyn Henderson, Jr.
Associate Producer: Robert Carnochan
Engineer: Keith O. Johnson
Executive Producers: Kim J. Campbell, Marcia Martin, JTH
Edited and Mastered by Paul Stubblebine, JTH
Meyerson Symphony Center Technical Staff:
Technical Director: Lamar Livingston
Sound Technician: Samuel Saenz
Stage Operations: Ed Schmitt
Lighting Technician: Christopher Head

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