Saturday, October 25, 2014

Victory at Sea

Victory at Sea by famed Broadway composer Richard Rodgers was written for the NBC television production of the same name, and arranged by fellow collaborator and influential arranger for symphonic band, Robert Russell Bennett. An expansive “Symphonic Scenario for Concert Band”, the piece’s sections include Beneath the Southern Cross, The Guadalcanal March, The Sunny Pacific Islands, The Approaching Enemy, The Attack, Death and Debris, and The Hymn of Victory. The work was described by The New Yorker as “a seemingly endless creation, now martial, now tremendously moving.” (Source: JRO)