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Williams' Fenway Park Fanfare

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Can someone explain to me the main page's news about Williams Fenway piece. It says his "compilation." Does that mean composition? And it says he will record it in front of a private audience. Does that mean the piece is being performed in front of guests, recorded, or both. Perhaps I am just too tired, but the wording seems confusing at best.

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Ricard, thank you for the update, as well as the intial information. Hopefully the piece will get a fairly public audition at the start of the season. It has been a while since we had a celebration/concert fanfare from Williams--I look forward to it.

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Great! Reminds me of the legendary Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare by Richard Strauss which is of similar length and instrumentation (six trumpets, eight horns, six trombones, two tubas, two timpani). For who's interested:

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Sounds really nice!

It's amazing to see how much energy and good-shape this man still has...

Same as Morricone. God, I hope these guys will keep it going for quite a time yet.

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Hey thanks for the link! :)

I had no idea that Williams' mother was from Boston but again it would in part explain why the Maestro seems to love the city so dearly.

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One can just hope that he lives that longer, in healthy form!

On a side note, for some reason, I was under the impression that the late mommy Williams was from Bangor, Maine. Or maybe was his father...

His father was Stephen King? ;)

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Awesome to hear that preview! Williams writes fantastic fanfares. I couldn't stop listening to the fanfares when that brass CD came out last year....exciting stuff.

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One can just hope that he lives that longer, in healthy form!

On a side note, for some reason, I was under the impression that the late mommy Williams was from Bangor, Maine. Or maybe was his father...

His father was Stephen King? ;)

:drool:

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awesome, sounds good. i hope they record it for CD.

PD: wow111!!!1111!!!! Two boom.tzzz in 26 seconds! sound promising! :P

LOL, the boom tzzz...it's everywhere! I just heard some while listening to the Ultimate War in Hook.

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Looks like this should be streamed live tomorrow:

BOSTON -- During Friday's gala pregame celebration, the Red Sox will encapsulate a century of Fenway Park into one day and one heck of a 37,000-seat ballpark.

All living Red Sox uniformed personnel whom the team could track down were invited to participate in Friday's ceremony, which is scheduled to start a little after 2 p.m. ET. The pregame ceremony will air live on redsox.com and MLB.com.

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The Red Sox announced some of what will happen on Thursday. The rest -- like the details of the first-pitch ceremony -- are being kept secret.

Here's what's known: John Williams, who's composed a gaggle of famous cinema scores, will conduct the Boston Pops in the debut of his new composition, "Fanfare for Fenway." The Pops' regular conductor, Keith Lockhart, will conduct for the national anthem. There will be a flyover with two modern planes -- F-16s -- and two World War II-era P-51 Mustangs. The stars and stripes will be draped over the Green Monster.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120419&content_id=29112606&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

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How do you activate the stream on that website?

I hope it's not blocked out outside of the US as these websites tend to do now

Wait I think you have to pay for MLB TV or to even watch the program online

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it sounds like a lot of other Williams fanfares distilled into this piece

It ranks in the middle of the pack alongside Jubilee350, nothing too memorable about it

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That fanfare sounds great! Not as good as his past works (especially his olympic fanfares, but its unfair to compare it to them), but it still sounds pretty great!

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I really wonder how Williams is able to do it. Conduct with such energy and vigour, and compose such unbelievable works at this age. Does the man work out or something? Whats your secret old man?!

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