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HRx DVD-R data discs contain exact, digit-for-digit copies of the original Reference Recordings 176.4 kHz / 24-bit digital masters. This is the ultimate in fidelity for two-channel sound: TRUE high-resolution audio, ready to load from DVD-R data discs onto your computer music server!

Best of Show
award for “Greatest Technological Breakthrough: Reference Recordings’ HRx ultra-high resolution (176.4/24) digital music format.” (Alan Taffel: The Absolute Sound April/May 2008)

To play HRx, the files on the DVD-R data disc must be uploaded to a computer music server, which then will play the music files through your audio system.

(NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, you cannot play them on regular CD, DVD, or SACD players)

 


CROWN IMPERIAL
Dallas Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin, conductor
Mary Preston, organ

Festive Music for Organ, Winds, Brass & Percussion!
One of RR’s all-time bestsellers, and an audiophile touchstone, is Pomp & Pipes!, our first foray into the magnificent repertoire for organ and wind band. In the fourteen years since, we’ve had many requests for “more!”, and here it is, a program that’s at least as exhilarating.

This time, in addition to the renowned Dallas Wind Symphony and its music director Jerry Junkin, we have the services of Mary Preston, resident organist of the mighty Fisk concert instrument in the Meyerson Symphony Center. No one knows better than she the capabilities of the Fisk, and Mary Preston can make it sing and shout.

In addition to the royal coronation anthem CROWN IMPERIAL by William Walton, there are substantial pieces that are seldom heard in such full instrumentation. Richard Strauss contributes a stately FESTIVAL INTRADA; there’s a CANZON originally composed “in stereo” by Giovanni Gabrieli; a ceremonial brass FANFARE by Henri Tomasi; an unusual arrangement by Percy Grainger of the famous COUNTY DERRY AIR; ELSA’S PROCESSION TO THE CATHEDRAL from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner, who knew how to bring an audience to its feet; KAMMERMUSIK #7, a full concerto for organ and winds by Paul Hindemith; and NIAGARA FALLS, a rousing, wild ride by popular American composer Michael Daugherty.

NEW REVIEWS"...there's loads of instrumental detail. The lowest organ notes will rearrange things in your china closet." --Andrew Quint, The Absolute Sound

"Addictively warm and velvety is how this Keith Johnson recording sounds. It captures the sound of the hall in all its rich, creamy, clarified glory as well as that of the mighty, Herman W. Lay Family 1.36 million dollar, 4535 pipe C.B. Fisk Opus 100 organ. It’s a whopper and if your system goes low, you’ll hear and feel it!" -- Michael Fremer, The Tracking Angle - complete review

"From the shriek of piccolo to the thunder of the organ's awesome 32-foot pedal stops, this will give the best stereo system a workout... Hold on to your subwoofer and when organist Mary Preston cuts loose, don't be surprised if neighbors complain about their furniture sliding across the floor." --Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News - complete review

"Audiophiles will have to have this one." --John Sunier, Audiophile Audition - complete review

Track Listing

  • Richard Strauss: Festival Intrada
  • Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon Primi Toni
  • William Walton: Crown Imperial
  • Henri Tomasi: Procession du Vendredi-Saint
  • Percy Grainger: County Derry Air
  • Richard Wagner: Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
  • Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik #7
  • Michael Daugherty: Niagara Falls

                                            

HR-112 HRx - $45                                                  HR-112 HRx &
Dallas Wind Symphony                                        RR-112 HDCD - $55

Crown Imperial
Dallas Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin, conductor


Note: If you mention that you saw this on our website and purchase 3 or more HRx or HRx/HDCD titles, you will receive 15% quantity discount.

   
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