Royal Netherlands Army Band “Johan Willem Frisco”

Conducted by Franco Cesarini

Edition Franco Cesarini (distributed by Hal Leonard) EFC-035-CD

The Swiss composer/arranger Franco Cesarini is a familiar name in past MusiClips for his unparalleled Verdi and Bel Canto recordings. Classic Meets Contemporary is a solid introduction to Cesarini’s own publication series of original works and arrangements.Featured among the composer’s own works are the Greek Folk Song Suite No. 2 (a worthy successor to the popular Greek Folk Song Suite No. 1) and A Glorious Fanfare; the final concert fanfare of the Op. 38 trilogy. Transcriptions include the entire L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 by Bizet and the beloved Galop from Ponchielli’s Dance of the Hours (beware of dancing alligators!). one of Europe’s finest bands give Cesarini’s personal series a masterful sendoff with a quality pair of discs.