Firebird and Other 20th Century Masterpieces
This release from "Pershing's Own" United States Army Band features the music of three prominent twentieth century composers: Edward Elgar, Igor Stravinsky, and Ottorino Respighi. Renowned in the United States as a popular graduation processional, the album opens with Elgar's famous Pomp and Circumstance. Second to appear on the album is Igor Stravinsky's re-orchestrated suite from the ballet The Firebird. Finally, the Army Band features Respighi's The Pines of Rome, his most well known tone poem. Firebird and Other 20th Century Masterpieces is a bold performance of orchestral classics, by one of the best bands in the world.