Symphony No. 1 - Inspired By the Lord of the Rings
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||Gandalf (The Wizard)||David Warble & London Symphony Orchestra||6:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lothlorien (The Elvenwood)||David Warble & London Symphony Orchestra||8:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gollum (Smeagol)||David Warble & London Symphony Orchestra||10:04||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Journey In the Dark (A-The Mines of Moria / B-The Bridge of Khazad-Dum)||David Warble & London Symphony Orchestra||8:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hobbits||David Warble & London Symphony Orchestra||9:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Sorcerer's Apprentice||David Warble & London Symphony Orchestra||11:44||Album Only||View In iTunes|
The London Symphony does this piece more than justice. I've played the 1st mvt. (Gandalf) many times as scored for band and the new scoring for orchestra is amazing! The balance is amazing; I have nothing bad to say about this recording. Phenominal!!!
A Whole New Piece
Kudos to de Meij's orchestration techniques! He certainly managed to create beautiful music with his symphony. It is quite well done and it takes on a life of its own, completely seperating itself from the wind version. It really seems like a whole new piece. At times, however, the orchestra does seem to feel a little thin and deflated. And "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is quite unoriginal and downright boring.
Brought To Tears
This fantastic display of musicality and musical charisma is astonishing to listen to. Playing it in high school is such an experience especially sitting next to the lead soprano saxophone player which is a major instrument in creating the eerie mysterious atmosphere required for this symphony. To sit and listen to "Hobbits" is breathtaking and changes every time it's played. A great choice for an emotional experience of music.