What a great man he was; this piece is no doubt my favorite of his. Performed so magnificently by Andre Rieu.
Title says it all.
This is the fourth movement from a piece that we are playing in band, by Roger Cichy. This movement is surely my favorite. The composer actually wrote this as a tribute to three great American composers: Bernstein, Copland, and Gershwin. A tribute to one great composer is a big task, but three? I won’t be the judge of whether if the piece does them justice, but I’ll surely be the first to say that this is a great movement.
I got the chance to hear this performed by the Boston Pops and conducted by John Williams himself during the music department trip a few years back. What an amazing march, I can’t help but come back to it every now and then.
I was spending my evening surfing through YouTube, looking at a variety of non-productive videos in order to avoid homework. By some magical chance, I came across this video. And boy did it catch me by surprise. This is why I want to pursue music.
More commonly known as the “New World” symphony, it’s a very famous piece that many instantly recognize. Some people also know it as the piece from which John Williams got the theme for Jaws. In any case, I’m very excited about the fact that we are playing it in our high school orchestra!
A piece we’re playing in band this year. Unmistakably Copland.