New York City composer/arranger/scholar Wayne Alpern has created arrangements of everyone’s favorite tunes, classical and pop, standards and surprises – ‘the goal of their arrangement, rearrangement or recomposition even, is to let the tune evolve in its own right…they drift along the way between popular and classical music, with touches of blues, gospel, folk, country, baroque, barrelhouse, atonality, rock and romanticism…!’
The ensemble – Wayne Alpern – producer, arranger, Gretchen Pusch – flute, Gerard Reuter – oboe, Benjamin Fingland – clarinet, Karl Kramer-Johansen – horn, and Adrian Morejon – bassoon.
The tracks – Accustomed To Her Face, All The Things You Are, Bartok Chorale, Beauty and The Beast, Blue Moon, Borodin on Broadway, Do-Re-Mi, Don’t Stop Believin’, Downton Abbey, Handel Allegro, Have You Met Miss Jones, In a Sentimental Mood, Nutcracker Suite, Ornithology, Over The Rainbow, Penny Lane, Send In The Clowns, Surrey With The Fringe, Wonderful Guy, and You’ve Got a Friend.
Moments of bliss and imagination that makes each number exhilarating result in an irresistible recording! This one is for ALL music lovers – classical and pop. Grady Harp, January 21