Recording of Year of the Dragon?

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by brian6621, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. brian6621

    brian6621 New Member

    Hello all, I am looking for a good recording of Philip Sparke's Year of the Dragon. I am especially interested in a performance that has a warm, more restrained interpretation of the second movement. If the cornets hold back a bit at the climax, avoiding an overly powerful or forced sound, that would be great. My current recording, by the Britannia Building Society, has the cornets more aggressively loud than I would like. Any alternatives out there? Thank you!
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  4. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    If you can find a copy, the original Cory recording from 1985 conducted by Maj. Arthur Kenney is worth a listen.
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    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Zeek

    Zeek Member

    Is it the studio recording Britannia did of it?

    I have the live version from the euro's in 1992 when they won
  7. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Brett Baker has recorded just the second movement as a trombone solo on his CD Shout! I wouldn't like to say whether the accompaniment meets your requirements though.

    Haven't listened to that one for a long time, but I recall that the euphoniums sounded like they were struggling to deal with some of the semiquaver passages in the third movement! It was a difficult piece then, and it still is now.
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  9. brian6621

    brian6621 New Member

    Thank you all for your advice! The recording I have is a studio version by Britannia. I will check out the ones you've pointed me to.
  10. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Possibly; but I was recommending it for the second movement, which is a warmer rendition than many I've heard. The last movement is certainly steadier than most people take it, which is no bad thing.

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