Opus 27a

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Choral with Variations for four Horns, opus 162 (1956)

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This is the beginning Choral, CD baby's sample is the first variation which is about the weakest part of the composition.

THIS WORK IS 10½ minutes long!

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                   The dedication at the top of the music reads
                "To Joseph Eger, and the Los Angeles Horn Club."

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar works seem to have become part of the standard repertoire but other than those guitar works, he is eclipsed by his very famous students: Henri Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Andre Previn, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams. Tedesco was a very prolific composer having written 220 opuses and numerous unnumbered works including hundreds of film score. The Los Angeles Horn Club commissioned this work and it was published in 1956, but to my knowledge never recorded.

This recording was made the third week of November 2010, a very cold week in Regina Saskatchewan. This multi-track recording by Richard O. Burdick is done in response to what is lacking in a lot of music today: expressiveness and a flexible tempo. Music should come from the heart, with free flowing tempos aiding the expression. This multi-track recording was recorded without using a click track.

+++++++++ THIS WORK IS 10½ minutes long! ++++++++++
------- For 99 cents you get to hear the compete work! -----

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Choral with Variations for four Horns, opus 162 (1956)

This work is in nine parts:

Choral – Andantino
Variation 1: Molto Moderato
Variation 2: Same Tempo, ma un poco agitato
Variation 3: Aria
Variation 4: Molto Vivace Tempo di giga
Variation 5: Allegretto Burlesque alla Marcia
Variation 6: Molto largo Notturno
Variation 7: Fuga, Moderato ma deciso
Tempo del Corale (very full, solemn and pomposo)

This was re-recorded and is also available on CD32

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