Above and Beyond / Schwarz, "President's Own" US Marine Band
"The award-winning conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conducts the famous American band in a programme of original works and transcriptions...for me the jewels of the disc come in Paul Creston’s vivacious Celebration Overture...and Copland’s Emblems, the whimsical and brilliant outer movements framing the Amazing Grace melody. Needless to say the playing is of the highest quality, while the recording is punchy and well detailed."
-- David Denton, Naxos [5/2014]
"Above and Beyond may be one of the finest overall programs in Naxos’ wind band series. The release features a great collection of significant classic band music in superb performances while introducing two recent pieces into the mix as well."
-- Steven A. Kennedy, Cinemusical [4/2014]
Catalog Number: 8573121
Composer: Aaron Copland, Bernard Rands, Gerard Schwarz, Jacques Offenbach, Paul Creston, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Samuel Barber
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble: [""President's Own" United States Marine Band"]