Sunday, May 15, 2011
Greatest Piece Ever For Concert Band
Berlioz's Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale, even if there are cellos. Berlioz wrote this as a piece to be played at events of national mourning. America needs a composer, or a great pop musician, to attempt something similar. Imagine a piece of this power at JFK's funeral or after 9/11.
(I prefer Gardiner to Davis. Gardiner's faster and has the period brass snarl. But in this performance it's still awesome.)