Bernstein: Transcriptions for Wind Band
Bernstein, arr Marice Stith: On the Town: Three Dance Episodes (10:24)
University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble / Scott Weiss
The sheer variety of Leonard Bernstein’s music is showcased on this wide-ranging disc, consisting largely of transcriptions. Bernstein’s immersion in theatrical music is reflected in Clare Grundman’s arrangement of the Candide suite. His film score for On the Waterfront is presented in its symphonic suite form in Jay Bocock’s transcription. The nostalgia of the Divertimento, written for the centenary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is richly brought out in this adaptation. All performances are by the award-winning University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble.