A. Paul Johnson - Overtures & Symphonies CD
Released in 2019, this album features two of A. Paul Johnson's symphonies as well as overtures to two of his other works.
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The orchestral works of A. Paul Johnson explore many different styles of music, as displayed in this collection of overtures & symphonies.
The Mofro 'n Mo' Overture, originally written to accompany a full symphonic show with a soul/rock band, is a blend of popular and classical genres, while the Prelude to Again a Miracle shows a more traditional side of Johnson's works.
Each of Johnson's symphonies carries a nickname given to it by the composer, indicating the tone characteristics of the works. In this collection, we hear the Symphony No. 1 - "The Romantic", and the Symphony No. 2 - "The Dramatic".
- Mofro'n Mo' Overture (07:51)
- Symphony No. 1: I. Andante dolcissimo - Allegro giocoso (07:21)
- Symphony No. 1: II. Valse triste (07:32)
- Symphony No. 1: III. Allegro ma non troppo (08:09)
- Prelude to Again a Miracle (04:29)
- Symphony No. 2: I. Maestoso (22:06)
- Symphony No. 2: II. Adagio lagnoso (04:13)
- Symphony No. 2: III. Allegretto grazioso (04:44)
- Mofro'n Mo' Overture - Slovak Radio Orchestra & Kirk Trevor
- Symphony No. 1 - Prague Symphony Orchestra & Roger Briggs
- Prelude to Again a Miracle & Symphony No. 2 - Sofia Philharmonic & Deidre Reigel