Saturday, October 25, 2014

Themes from Grand Canyon Suite

Ferde Grofé’s wide-ranging orchestral composition Grand Canyon Suite is one of his most recognizable and well-known compositions, second only to the magnificent orchestration of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Themes from Grand Canyon Suite, arranged by Douglas E. Wagner, captures the many sonic aspects of the original score, preserving the rich instrumental sonorities and orchestration highlights. Themes include Sunrise, On the Trail, Sunset, and Cloudburst. (Source: JRO and published score)