Vivace Toccata Sabre dance All these tracks can also be found on the double cd "Air". There are few own compositions in some albums, but not here. This compilation is entirely instrumental and, of course, if you see the track-listing, you'll know that chosen themes are masterpieces of classical music.
The lower points are some simplicity and the weak percussion section, but -in the other hand- Rick van der Linden is the keyboardist: even if this kind of music isn't your favorite, you MUST hear mister Rick playing. He is an absolute genious, a wizard. Just his performance justifies the album purchase. This Dutch band wasn't so refined and didn't take a lot of compositive risks, but his stuff well worth a listen, and this album is an excellent place to start.
Recommended, specially for those who love classical music beside progressive rock. Jumpy, bright and exciting. The whole song could have just been bass and drums and I would have been happy. Props to Cor Dekker and Pieter Voogt. This song is the definition of energetic and crisp, even though the entire album pretty much goes the same route.
There is a short, 'blink and you miss it' moment with the track 'Meddle' which adds a folky, medieval flavor; right before falling into their rendition of 'Flight of the Bumble Bee' which mixes their usual bombastic style of playing with some smooth jazz mid-song.
Finally, the album fades out with a choir singing in angelic waves, signaling the end of a truly unique and astounding album. I will end the review by stating that 'Trinity' is mainly a synth, sax and trumpet heavy album with many added elements. And if I could describe the overall feel of it in three words: Bright, Fast and Clean. Review by Guillermo Prog Reviewer. This musical piece also has been transcribed to be played in piano only by other Classical Music artists like pianist Wilhelm Kempff.
Van der Linden also adds very good keyboard arrangements in all the parts of the musical piece. Great playing from the band in this musical piece, in my opinion. The next track is 'Vivace', which is an arrangement from J. A fast musical piece also played very well by the band. A fast musical piece played with organ and wind instruments arrangements plus some Pop and Jazz arrangements, of course.
It is maybe the most Progressive musical piece in this album, with a length of more than 10 minutes, with a main melody played using a synthesiser, and also some Jazz-Rock arrangements.
Italian Concerto - Ekseption - Ekseptional Classics - The Best Of Ekseption (Vinyl also has some choral arrangements. This album is even more Progressive than their previous two albums, and it seems to me that with each new album the band was having more confidence, a more stable line-up with Rick van der Linden, Rein van der Broek, Cor Dekker, Peter de Leewe and Dick Remelink appearing together in this and other three albums during the seventies and a more stable musical style with less inclinations to Pop music.
For this album, van der Linden was increasingly becoming the musical leader of the band and his influence over the musical arrangements is even more clear, with maybe J. I remember that parts of this track were used in a TV ad in my country in the late seventies. It also has a very good and brief bass solo by Cor Dekker. Very influenced by Jazz and J. This song was also released as a single.
Apparently it was recorded 'live in concert' because it has applauses from an audience at the end with van der Linden or someone else saying 'Thank you! I watched on youtube a video maybe done for TV with the band playing live in concert some parts of songs from this and previous albums, with 'Rondo' and 'On Sunday They Will Kill The World' being played from this album and with Steve Allet on vocals in this last song.
The band appears playing in a stadium, with a lot of energy. As a whole, this album is very good, and it is maybe one of their most Progressive albums.
This album is really a concept album about a beggar named Julia who does a time trip through several centuries more or less as I understood the concept. The main composer in the original musical pieces in this album LP) keyboard player Rick van der Linden, with some collaborations with lyrics from singer Michel van Dijk, who really only sings in two songs 'Juila' and 'Pop Giant'and from Linda van Dyck who does some narration. There are some sections in the album which really are done with LP) sound effects and their function is more to work as links to other musical pieces.
These electronic sound effects make this album sound a bit influenced by psychedelia, and they really sound like 'experiments' maybe done with Moogs or with other electronic devices, LP). The appearance of an electric guitar solo in 'Concerto' and its previous appearance as the B-side of LP) 'Air' single in makes me think that 'Concerto' was really recorded for their first album, but was finally released in their second album. This is maybe their first attempt for a full Prog album, having a conceptual story, and with each musical piece being linked one after the other without interruptions other to the natural end of the Side One in the old LP version.
The Jazz, Rock, Classical and Pop influences are very present, and maybe in this second album the band sounds more 'mature', more 'serious', and with maybe having less inclinations to appear in the radio, even if they still released some singles.
In my opinion, the band particularly van der Linden did better arrangements for musical pieces which were composed by J. In fact, they recorded more arrangements for musical pieces composed by J. Bach than by any other Classical Music musicians. So, some of them 'Sabre Dance', 'The Fifth' sound a bit commercial for my taste.
In this album the band used a bit of electric guitars, a thing which did not happen again until their last albums from Single,Ariola Records. Sabre Dance 2. Box Set,Philips. Italian Concerto 2. Toccata 3. The Lamplighter 5. Siciliano 6. Ave Maria 7. Bouree 8. Have Mercy on Me 9. Peace Planet Album,RCA Records. Spooky 2. Ekseptional 3. Pure 4. Air 5. Flying Fingers 6. Happiness 7.
The Artists 8. Haydn 9. Just for You Drawbars Jola The Firth Marlene Harmony A Believe My Pianoman Total playing time Adagio 3. A la Turka 4. Italian Concerto 6. Peace Planet 7. Rondo 8. Concerto 9. Rhapsody in Blue Sabre Dance. Compilation,Rotation. Piano Concerto N. Suite No. Rhapsody in Blue 8. Rondo Alla Turca Sonata No. Romance for Violin and Orchestra No.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in a Minor : Vivace Gayaneh : Sabre Dance The Fifth 2. Sabre Dance 3. The Moldau 4. Have Mercy on Me 5. Flight of the Bumble-Bee 6. Toccata 7. A la Turka 8. Italian Concerto Air Sonata in F Eine Kleine Nachtmusic Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op: 64 Virginal 2. My Son 3. Body Party 4. Monolope 5. For Example 6. The Peruvian Flute 7. Lonely Chase 8.
Morning Rose Midbar Session Pie Monkey Dance Choral Little X Plus Box Set,Hunter Music. El Barbero 3. Concerto 4. Bourree 5. Introduction 7. In a Persian Market 8. Flight oOf the Bumble Bee Partita No 2 in C Minor Toccata The Lamppighter The 5th Italian Concerto - Ekseption - Ekseptional Classics - The Best Of Ekseption (Vinyl Siciliano Rondo Another History 2. Bottle Mind 3. Sunny Revival 4. Eine Kleiner Nachtmusik 5.
Morning Rose 7. Julia 9. Feelings Body Party My Son Jesus Joy of Man's Desiring Finale Virginal
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