A CD full of surprises. Each song has a link with Russian composers or somehow has a connection with Russia. A varied program is offered from both classical and modern repertoire.
After the spectacular opening of Shostakovich's Festival overture, works by Tschaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rimski Korsakov are following.
Soloist Dik van Doorn on cornet stars in “Song of the Indian Guest” and two works are performed in a beautiful arrangement by Rijnmond member Pieter Koster.
The latest work "Extreme make over", which was skillfully composed by Johan de Meij, will appeal to many and the influences of Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture are unmistakable in this. The band plays this work musically and very dynamically. This CD is well worth listening to and is highly recommended to you.
- Festival Ouverture Opus 96 - Shostakovich, arr. Antrobus
- Capriccio Espagnol Opus 34 - Rimski-Korsakov, arr. Wilkinson
- Danse Espagnol - Tchaikovsky, arr. Ken Smith
- Song of the Indian Guest (soloist Dik van Doorn) - Rimski-Korsakov, arr. Casentieri
- Dance of the Knights - Prokofiev, arr. Pieter Koster
- Finale - Tchaikovsky, arr. Gordon
- Flight of the Bumblebee - Rimski-Korsakov, arr. Fernie Pavane - Ravel, arr. Howard Snell
- San Michele Arcangelo - Respighi, arr. Gordon
- Trauermarsch - Wagner, arr. Pieter Koster
- Extreme Make-over - Johan de Meij