In light of the new Dallas Wind Symphony Sampler being released next week, we thought it might be fun to share some reviews of the Lincolnshire Posy album by the Dallas Wind Symphony that was released in January.
We will do one review per day as some of these are long!
So here are some uncensored reviews:
Classics Today: http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=12149
Review by David Hurwitz
10/10 Review (10-Artistic Quality, 10-Sound Quality)
There is no shortage of recordings dedicated to Percy Grainger’s music for wind band, and this one stands with the finest of them. It’s also better recorded than most–much better. The sheer sonority of the winds and brass that Reference Recordings has captured is stunning. Trombones and tuba in particular have an unforgettable physical impact, making the big moments in Lincolnshire Posy, The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare, or The Gum-Suckers March all but overwhelming. Under Jerry Junkin’s leadership, the Dallas Wind Symphony plays with its usual ebullience and expertise. I particularly enjoyed Molly on the Shore and Spoon River, while adding the choral parts to Children’s March and After-Word provides a welcome touch of contrast and variety. No doubt about it, this is a terrific disc that Grainger fans and band music collectors should snap up without delay. [3/24/2009]