Gregory Fritze | An American in Valencia

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An American in Valencia

by Gregory Fritze

Contemporary concert band music by an award winning composer that is not only well written but also enjoyable to listen to.
Genre: Classical: Orchestral
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1. Concertino for Euphonium and Band
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2. Sinfonía de Valencia: I. Los Castillos
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9:22 album only
3. Sinfonía de Valencia: II. La Tomatina
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7:11 album only
4. Sinfonía de Valencia: III. Pastoral y Las Montañas
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12:01 album only
5. An American in Valencia: I
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4:22 album only
6. An American in Valencia: II
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7. An American in Valencia: III
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8. Festival Overture
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9. Jupiter Effect
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10. La Playa de Wólaston
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Two renowned principal soloists from the United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) in Washington are featured on this CD of Concert Band Music of Gregory Fritze: Woodrow English - Trumpet and Robert Powers - Euphonium.

Gregory Fritze is Chair of Composition at Berklee College of Music and has won more than twenty awards in composition to date including a Massachusetts Arts Council Grant in 1997 for "La Tomatina" included on this CD.

The six compositions on this recording are of varying difficulty from elementary band to professional and have been performed around the world.

The conductors and performers are examples of the high quality and rich musical heritage of Valencia, Spain.



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Eddie Sammons

Great to hear some different music
Time to own up! I am biased. I live in Spain, in the Valencian province. Mr. Fritze's music came to light through a broadcast on Spanish national radio. It was just one step further to find a CD of his music. But what a delight to find that his music was excellently played by Spanish bands (and that's not to deny the soloists their due praise) and very well recorded too. New music, fresh music to my ears - and that's good news. Regrets? Just one - that the piece heard on the radio (Flor de Azahar) is not on the CD. Something to hope for the next time!