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Concertos for Wind Instruments

LT Com Marius Hesby (trombone)
Lt Jørgen Fasting (oboe)
LT Com Hilde Follaug Mentzoni (clarinet)
LT Com Reidar S. Akselsen (trumpet)
LT Com Terje Grøndahl (bass trombone)
LT Com Arild Ovrum (tuba)
Royal Norwegian Navy Band
Leif Arne Tangen Pedersen (conductor)

The Royal Norwegian Navy Band's own superb soloists perform a most enjoyable programme of rarely heard works - Rimsky-Korsakov's Concertos for Clarinet and for Trombone plus his Variations on a Theme of Glinka for Oboe and Military Band; we also present Glière's rarely heard Concerto for Trumpet (originally his Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra), Lebedev's Concerto no. 1 for Bass Trombone and Arutiunian's Tuba Concerto. Whereas the Rimsky-Korsakov works were all originally scored for military band, the latter three works are all re-scored for different sizes of wind orchestra. This is a tuneful, exciting and beautifully played album, conducted by Leif Arne Tangen Pedersen, the outstanding Principal Clarinet of the Oslo Philharmonic.


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, transcr. Walter Nallin: Concerto for Trombone and Military Band I. Allegro vivace II. Andante cantabile III. Allegro - Allegretto

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, ed. D Dondeyne: Variations for Oboe and Military Band

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, ed. C. McAlister: Concerto for Clarinet and Military Band I. Allegro moderato II. Adagio - Andante III. Allegro moderato

Reinhold Glière, transcr. John Glenesk Mortimer: Concerto for Trumpet and Military Band I. Andante II. Allegro

Alexei Lebedev, transcr. Terje Grøndahl: Concerto No.1 for Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble

Alexander Arutiunian, transcr. Johan de Meij: Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra I. Allegro moderato II. Andante sostenuto III. Allegro ma non troppo

Recorded in Tønsberg Cathedral (Domkirke), Tønsberg, Norway on 13th & 14th March 2007 (Tracks 1-7), The Old Torpedo Workshop (Torpedoverkstedet), Horten, Norway on 14th & 15th February 2012 (Tracks 8TRUE2)
Recording Production & Editing: Mike Purton
Recording Engineering: Martin Atkinson
Design: Hannah Whale, Fruition Creative Concepts
Total Time: 62.01
Release Date: November 2016

Royal Norwegian Navy BandThe Royal Norwegian Navy Band was established in 1820 and has been located at Horten in the south of Norway, on the western bank of the Oslo Fjord south of the capital Oslo, since 1850. The Band is a unique and popular ensemble and plays concerts both in Norway and abroad with its 29 highly educated professional musicians. The Band gives 130TRUE50 performances each year and has travelled on tours and military assignments to France, Russia, China and Spain, among other countries. The Band has also visited Afghanistan twice to perform for both Norwegian and foreign troops. The Royal Norwegian Navy Band won a Norwegian Grammy award in 2003 and has collaborated with several of Norway’s most famous singers and musicians in both concerts and recordings. In addition to playing traditional band music, the Band has made its mark playing classical, contemporary classical, jazz, rock and pop music.

Leif Arne Tangen Pedersen (conductor)Born in 1964 in Porsgrunn, Leif Arne Tangen Pedersen studied Clarinet
with Bendt Neuchs Sørensen in Copenhagen and with Larry Combs in
Chicago. Between 1985 and 1987 he was a member of the Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps (The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces). He then joined the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1988 became Principal Solo Clarinet with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, which position he still holds. Leif Arne was appointed Director of Music of the Kongelige Norske Marines Musikkorps (Royal Norwegian Navy Band) in the autumn of 2003, leaving in 2008. Since 2011 Leif Arne has been Director of Music with the Luftforsvarets Musikkorps (The Band of
the Royal Norwegian Air Force) as well as being Professor of Clarinet at
the Norwegian Academy of Music. He is much sought after as a guest conductor, chamber musician and soloist.

MPR003     View Booklet

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