The Music of David Gaines
(originally released 2001,
remastered 2013)

Verda Stelo Music VSMCD002

Click here to compare excerpts from the original 2001 recording with the same excerpts from the 2013 remaster

Digitally remastered by the composer with significant audio enhancements. Contains two major compositions for orchestra - the Euphonium Concerto and Symphony No. 1 ("Esperanto") for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, with original text in the international language Esperanto, plus the bonus track Elegy for string orchestra, realized and recorded via computer using digital instrument samples. Vit Micka conducts the concerto and symphony with the Czech Republic's Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists Jíři Vydra, euphonium, and Kimball Wheeler, mezzo-soprano. This recording includes the first symphonic composition ever written using the international language Esperanto as well as the first commercial release ever of a composition by an American composer for euphonium and orchestra.

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Read a review from 2002 of the original release at Records International (search on the word "Gaines" to find it).

Track Listing

[1] Concerto for euphonium and orchestra: I. Misterioso
[2] Concerto for euphonium and orchestra: II. Vivace
[3] Concerto for euphonium and orchestra: III. Andante con moto - Allegro energico
[4] Symphony No. 1 ("Esperanto"): I. Solemn and pensive
[5] Symphony No. 1 ("Esperanto"): II. Fast and dramatic, almost frenetic
[6] Symphony No. 1 ("Esperanto"): III. Mystical and reverant, quasi-religious
[7] Symphony No. 1 ("Esperanto"): IV. Fast and light - With melancholy, slower - A Tempo - Reflective
[8] Elegy for string orchestra [bonus track]