Singer-Songwriter, Composer, and Banjo Extraordinaire

An American Concerto by Tim Lake

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.


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