An American Concerto For 5-String Banjo And Orchestra

An American Concerto by Tim Lake

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An American Concerto For 5-String Banjo And Orchestra

Release Date: 1993

As winner of Kentucky’s prestigious Al Smith Fellowship for music composition and twice recognized by ASCAP’s Standard Awards panel, this concerto, entitled An American Concerto For 5-String Banjo And Orchestra was composed by Tim Lake and released as a LIVE recording on Padraig Records. The premiere took place on April 27, 1993, by Tim Lake and the Atlanta-Emory Orchestra under the direction of Jere Flint at Glenn Memorial Auditorium in Atlanta Georgia.

The concerto is a three movement work of original themes with stylistic influences spanning the complete history of music. It is a semi-programmatic work which depicts an immigrant’s voyage to America. This piece is undoubtedly the first of its kind and should be a must for any serious collector of music. Other original compositions offered in this package are unique solo piano works and an oboe/bassoon duet. The potential of the 5-string banjo is further explored with Tim’s arrangement of Beethoven’s classic Für Elise. (Click Play button to listen to a clip of each song on the CD.)


An American Concerto For 5-String Banjo & Orchestra

 

1.
Movement I – Allegro-March-Andante-Moderato-Allegro-March
7:06
  

 

2.
Movement II – Adagio, “Nothing Is Everything”/”America”
11:28
  

 

3.
Movement III – Lento, “Lento For Winds And Banjos”-Presto Scherzando, “Connemara”-Andante, “The Banjo Waltz”-Vivace, Finale
8:33
  

4.
Bozo The Drunk
0:46
  

5.
Halloween
1:05
  

6.
Street Noise
1:55
  

7.
Extremities (Hendrix Plays The Classics)
1:02
  

8.
What To Do (Earthquake 1990)
1:02
  

9.
When I First Met Miyuki
5:38
  

10.
Beethoven On The Banjo: Für Elise
4:20
  

11.
Clouds For Alice
2:24