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It should be remembered that all classical music was once new. Much even "popular".

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janeeliotgardiner wrote:

...fairly repetitive foundations.

Like minimalism, you mean?

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William Eddins, past resident conductor of the Chicago Symphony and assistant to Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera called Gates of Delirium one of the great tone poems of the 20th century.

The close of Selling England by the Pound, the long solo by Tony Banks, is a superb homecoming, a return to the disc's opening that any classical composer would have been proud of. 

It's about this time that one of two people usually step in to rubbish all popular music. If they can resist this time, maybe this forum is truly looking up.

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The close of Selling England by the Pound, the long solo by Tony Banks,
is a superb homecoming, a return to the disc's opening that any
classical composer would have been proud of.

Just listening to it. Much, much better than I remember..........

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A humble Classical Pianist/Composer would love to find the score for "Selling England by Pound" and particularly the solo by Tony Banks, so that he can be proud of studying and...playing it. Any assistance?

Parla

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tagalie wrote:

William Eddins, past resident conductor of the Chicago Symphony and assistant to Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera called Gates of Delirium one of the great tone poems of the 20th century.

Quite right. Although the rhythmic complexity of the middle section would tax the very best orchestras. :)

Must give "Selling England" a go. The sheet music is easy to find online.

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William Eddins, apparently, did not manage to convince even the CSO establishment to include "Gates of Delirium" in the program of the Orchestra, with a view to promoting a masterpiece of 20th century tone poems (probably, he needed a good orchestrator to deal with the actual "sheet music"). I wonder, in which way, a song, even of long proportions and scope, can be considered as a "tone poem".

By the way, "rhythmic complexity" does not imply any sort of greatness by itself.

Parla

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How happy it makes me to see that so many here likes my favourite songs! It brings tears to me to read this!

Bazza/Parla - I am happy also that you wish to hear the both of you (or your friend, Parla) "Selling England by Pound" which is i think my most favorite of all the Genesis CD! Please let me know if you also like it. Also "The Gates Of Delirium" too, Parla!

I try also more suggestion and enjoy so much "MARs" (hee hee) - also one other (I forget the name) with bell sounds. Of Petrushka I like best of all the last part. Please everyone post more recommendation for me!

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MAR1

I've been looking at some of these Genesis albums on Amazon, and they seem to be available only in a fairly recent remaster. Reading the comments from other users, there seems to be a view that the remaster makes a real mess of the original. Do you know anything about this?

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Let it rest, tagalie, or we'll end up ruining MAR's excellent thread.

MAR, I downloaded "Selling England by Pound" today but ain't played it yet. I'll report back once I have done so. I'm glad but not surprised you liked "Mars" - it was the first piece of classical music I ever liked (Boston Pops/Fiedler!). I don't know if ELP come under the "symphonic progressive" banner but they did a number of terrific arrangements of classical pieces: Bartok's "Allegro Barbaro", Ginastera's "Toccata", Janacek's "Sinfonietta" (as "Knife Edge") and a couple of pieces by Copland. All rhythmically complex and all worth YouTubing. :-D

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