and Victory Overture
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Millennium Suite is a symphonic work in five movements, composed by
Bernard J Taylor to mark the end of the present millennium and the start
of the new one. Includes the Victory Overture. Orchestration, Gareth
Price. Performed by the Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra of Latowice,
conducted by Jerzy Swoboda.
6 tracks. 51
MILLENNIUM SUITE is exactly what it purports to be: five atmospheric movements
designed to sum up where we are now, how we got here and what should await us.
... this is music to enjoy, yet also music to be moved by."
- Denby Richards, Musical Opinion
Millennium Suite is a modern day classic, a wonderful blend that rivals
-though never imitates - the best of the 20th Century's great classical
composers. It is beautiful, haunting music, melodic but with enough
fascinating twists and turns to make listening a constantly interesting
journey." - Mike Gibb, Masquerade.
"A strikingly original orchestral suite
played with style and verve. Taylor in his music has never been afraid to let
melody and pure emotion show through and this, his first purely orchestral
album, has all the hallmarks of his earlier successes."
- John Williams, editor, Music From The Movies.
"-- a truly unique work, with the more lush and
melodic lines sadly missing from many pieces of this age. The Millennium Suite
will, I am sure, become a most popular work and establish the composer among
the highest of his contemporaries."
- Mark-Andrew James, Director and Principal Conductor of the Sussex
can hear selected movements by clicking on the highlighted titles below.
1. "The Birth of Chivalry" marks the emergence from the "Dark Ages" and the
2. "The Age of Oppression"
the period that saw the Spanish Inquisition, the persecution of Galileo
and the suppression of enquiry (12:26)
Enlightenment" represents the Renaissance period (6:26)
Road To Democracy" takes us into the modern era (13.01)
5. "The Triumph of Democracy"
is an optimistic representation of post-war developments. (4:53)
6. "Victory Overture" was composed to commemorate
the 50th anniversary of World War II in 1995. Less "episodic" in
character than the five movements of the Millennium suite, it is
designed to be a piece of purely celebratory mood music. (4:03)
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