by Boris Kozhevnikov arranged by John Bourgeois

Recording:  San Francisco Wind Ensemble
Conductor:  Martin H. Seggelke
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This is a very fine recording I discovered and want to share it with band music enthusiasts. The opening work is Symphony No. 3 “Slavyanskaya” (Boris Kozhevnikov/John R. Bourgeois); a magnificent Russian band symphony that is a frequent concert item. Prevailing Winds by Darrol Barry is a nice concert overture by a popular British composer/arranger. In Memoriam is one of David Maslanka’s most challenging and dramatic works. The concluding work is Poeme du Feu; a fine tone poem by the French neo-impressionistic composer Ida Gotkovsky. The San Francisco Wind Ensemble has done an unparalleled performance with this challenging program. VERY highly recommended.

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