Norman Dietz - Legacy
CMU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
The Norman Dietz Legacy, represented in this collection of recorded work, is a very real part of American musical culture. Many of his former students now are in positions of artistic leadership nationwide. This man, whose standards were very high and whose professionalism was unsurpassed changed their lives forever.
This compilation of recordings contains both transcriptions and original works for band. Programs from the Central Michigan University Symphonic Wind Ensemble archives reveal that Dietz made a gradual transition from transcriptions to original wind works, but he always was searching for fine music, regardless of its original idiom.
Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Prelude and Fugue in C Minor
Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
Mass from La Fiesta Mexicana
Centennial Fanfare and March
Designs, Images, and Textures
The and Variations for Wind Band Op. 43a
The Official West Point March
Danza Finale (from Estancia)