William Kersten | Chivalry: a Symphonic Fantasy

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Chivalry: a Symphonic Fantasy

by William Kersten

A rich symphonic work evoking a world of heroic fantasy and adventure, recorded with the state of the art virtual orchestra, the Vienna Symphonic Library.
Genre: Classical: Romantic Era
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1. Troubador
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2. The Quest
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3. The Old Country
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4. Idyll
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5. Ride to the Castle
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6. Dance of the Fay
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7. Legion of Darkness
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8. Kingdom of Sorrows
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9. Journey to the Mountains
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10. Temple of the Warriors
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11. Battle Fury
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12. Death of a Hero
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13. Chivalry
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14. Triumphal March
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Album Notes
"Chivalry: a Symphonic Fantasy" uses massive orchestral forces, including the majestic Vienna Konzerthaus Pipe Organ and East West Symphonic Choirs, to depict many different moods and emotions of a journey into fantasy. It was William Kersten's goal to combine many contrasting pieces composed over years of time into one musical adventure, a "filmscore of the mind," ranging from the story-telling "Troubador" and pastoral "Old Country," to the magical "Dance of the Fay" and brutal "Legion of Darkness." The suite climaxes with the powerful "Battle Fury" featuring an enormous brass and percussion ensemble, the tragic "Death of a Hero" and finally, a hymn-like evocation of the romantic knights of "Chivalry" and their victory in "Triumphal March."


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James Chenowyth

Post Romantic heroism
This cd represents the ultimate expression of Post Romanitic heroism in music. It is a mature compilation of melodies and orchestration that inspires while evoking the strongest of emotions. Kersten has grown with every recording he has offered, and this expression of his work won't diappoint. This is a "must have" for anyone who likes Wagner, Bruckner, Mahler, etc., showing that the material explored over a century ago is still alive and inspiring.