Galop : virtuistic orchestral transcriptions / David Stanhope & His Orchestra.
Featured Australian works
||Galop in A minor; arr. orchestral transcription
||David Stanhope||David Stanhope||4 mins, 43 sec.|
||Grand Fanfare (2004) for large orchestra
||David Stanhope||David Stanhope||5 mins, 16 sec.|
||Mouvement Mélancolique; arr. (2019) for full orchestra
||David Stanhope||David Stanhope||16 mins, 12 sec.|
||Passacaglia; arr. (2015) transcription for orchestra
||David Stanhope||David Stanhope||17 mins, 2 sec.|
||The Promenade March (2006) for large orchestra
||David Stanhope||David Stanhope||5 mins, 15 sec.|
||Suite No.2 Opus 17; arr. (2019) for full orchestra
||David Stanhope||David Stanhope||24 mins, 25 sec.|
This is a serious orchestral "show-off" disc. As David Stanhope
says: "the major works were originally written for piano or two
pianos. The Liszt and Godowsky pieces are rarely heard because of
their extreme difficulty, while the Rachmaninoff (although
well-known) may have been intended as a future orchestral work.
My orchestral transcriptions are intended to shed light on
brilliant or beautiful music that is either neglected or shows
the possible intent of the composer. The two short pieces of mine
attached as encores were originally written for the Asian Games
Stanhope is one of the very few Australian composers who enjoys the challenge of transcribing piano works for orchestra. In the past the composers themselves would have undertaken this task, in order to give popular works other performing opportunities. It's thrilling to see what a good imagination, stellar craftsmanship and creativity can achieve.
Duration: 74 min.
Liner notes include program notes and biographical notes about David Stanhope.
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