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Music for the Colonial Orchestra

Music for the Colonial Orchestra

The early orchestral repertoire in the American colonies largely reflected current London offerings, with Handel "topping the charts" in both places. This album features music from four basic traditions: Theatrical/Operatic, Concerto, Vocal, and Symphonic. Notably, the first orchestral score published in the United States is here: Hans Gram's The Death Song of an Indian Chief. This 1978 collection was recorded in the pre-Civil War Mechanics Hall, which remains one of the finest performance facilities in New England. Liner notes include background information on the music as well as black-and-white illustrations of colonial-era musicians.

Track Listing

101
Handel's Water Piece The Wayland Consort Orchestra 1:35
102
Overture in Ptolomy The Wayland Consort Orchestra 3:35
103
Overture to Artaxerxes The Wayland Consort Orchestra 1:04
104
Saliment: Minuetto The Wayland Consort Orchestra 5:25
105
Felton: Minuet with Variations The Wayland Consort Orchestra 2:31
106
Stanley: Concerto I The Wayland Consort Orchestra 7:20
201
Death Song of an Indian Chief The Wayland Consort Orchestra 1:04
202
A Youth Adorn'd The Wayland Consort Orchestra 4:06
203
Save Me O Lord The Wayland Consort Orchestra 2:25
204
Billows Foam The Wayland Consort Orchestra 1:45
205
Bremner: Little Colonial Suite The Wayland Consort Orchestra 3:07
206
Bach: Overture III The Wayland Consort Orchestra 4:32
207
Boyce: Symphony The Wayland Consort Orchestra 5:03
208
Symphony from Thomas & Sally The Wayland Consort Orchestra 0:42

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