Recordings

Norman Dietz - Legacy

Norman Dietz - Legacy

Available at White Pine Music

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.


 

Track Listing

1.
Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
 
2.
Prelude and Fugue in C Minor
 
3.
Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
 
4.
Mass from La Fiesta Mexicana
 
5.
Centennial Fanfare and March
 
6.
Four Faces of Jazz
 
7.
Designs, Images, and Textures
 
8.
Theme and Fantasia
 
9.
The and Variations for Wind Band Op. 43a
 
10.
The Official West Point March
 
11.
Danza Finale (from Estancia)