CD REVIEW: WAGNER - ARRANGEMENTS & FANTASIAS ON THEMES OF THE RING FOR SYMPHONIC BAND

Those of us who played in concert or symphonic band in high school or college most likely had the experience of playing Wagner band arrangements. Probably the most well known of modern transcriptions is “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin, but there also is an arrangement of the “Magic Fire Music” from Die Walküre in which the woodwinds do their best to imitate the cascading strings. A similar effect is aimed at here, aided by the harp, in Arthur Seidel’s (1849-1910) Gross Fantasie aus Die Walküre. Seidel, in fact, made band arrangements of Siegfried, Götterdämmerung and the “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla”. (Wagner himself approved of, and even assisted in making military b

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