Rhapsody in Navy Blue [Channel Classics]

This eighty-one-minute release courtesy of the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy and its conductor Major Arjan Tien – great playing, superb sound – contains plenty of good listening, opening with Stephen Melillo’s sonorous and filmic A Sending, then comes Robert Russell Bennett’s toe-tapping, witty and lyrical Suite of Old American Dances. Samuel Barber’s … Continue reading Rhapsody in Navy Blue [Channel Classics]