Encore Wind Ensemble Jerry Luckhardt, conductor
Lake Wobegon Brass Band Michael Halstenson, conductor
Publisher: GIA Publications CD-1116
This new series from GIA Publication adds some quality transcriptions of Ralph Vaughan Williams classics to concert band and brass band libraries. The brass band transcriptions are Flourish for Glorious John, Epilogue from Sinfonia Antartica and the delightful Scherzo all Marcia from Symphony No. 8. Intermediate band transcriptions are Three Organ Preludes, Sigh No More, Ladies from In Windsor Forest and How Can the Tree But Wither? Concert bands will love the challenges of Norfolk Rhapsody No. 2, the well known Fantasia on Greensleeves and the luxurious sounds of Romanza from Symphony No. 5. A tip of the baton to the seven skillful transcribers and the high level performances of these brilliant Vaughan Williams works.