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National Anthems of the World

Stan KentonAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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In February of 1941, a relatively unknown bandleader by the name of Stan Kenton auditioned his orchestra at the Rendezvous Ballroom on Balboa Island, California, one of the area's most prestigious venues for big band jazz. Although the band had only been together for a few months, they were able to convince the club to give them a summer booking. They opened on the night of May 30, 1941 ... Read more in Amazon's Stan Kenton Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 23, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: GNP Crescendo Records
  • ASIN: B001QFZN7S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,476 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Germany (Deutschland-Lied)
2. Wales (Hen Wlad fy Nhadau - Land of My Fathers)
3. Holland (Wilhelmus van Nassouwe - William of Nassau)
4. Guinea (Liberte - Freedom)
5. Italy (Inno Di Mameli - Mameli's Hymn, also known as Fratelli d'Italia)
6. Bulgaria (Dear Fatherland)
7. Japan (Kimi Ga Yo - The Peaceful Reign)
8. Luxembourg (Ons Hemecht - Our Motherland)
9. Czechoslovakia (Part I: Kde Domoj Muj - Where is my home) (Part II: Nad Tatru Sa Blyska)
10. Ghana (Lift High the Flag of Ghana)
11. Canada (O Canada)
12. Belgium (La Brabanconne)
13. Austria (Osterreichische Bundeshymne, also known as Land der Berge, Land am Strome)
14. Denmark (Kong Kristian - King Christian)
15. India (Jana Gana Mana Adhinayak - Word of the People, of Society and of the Mind)
16. Poland (Hymn Polski, also known as Jeszce Polska Nie Zgineta)
17. Iceland (Lofsongur)
18. Korea (Ae Kuk Ga)
19. An American Trilogy (Dixie, Battle Hymn of the Republic, America the Beautiful)
20. Great Britain (God Save the Queen)
See all 39 tracks on this disc

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Kenton: He suprises you! November 19, 2010
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The Kenton orchestra was on a plane headed to England for a series of concerts, one of which would become the "Birthday in Britain" album. Someone mentioned that it was traditional to play God Save the Queen at the start of live performances in England. A big-band arrangement was hastily cobbled together before they landed and was unveiled at their first gig. It was an unconventional rendering and a bit risky as the chart could have insulted the audience. Instead, it brought the house down. The Brits were thrilled that Stan would put "his touch" on God Savers. Fast forward a bit and the decision was made to arrange a number of other National Anthems and commit them to vinyl. I think it was originally released on Stan's Creative World label. Regardless, the charts are each unique and in some cases particularly appealing. The album is worth the price just to hear "Oh Canada". With the exception of the American Trilogy, none of the pieces is very long but each is a tiny big band gem. If you enjoyed Journey to Capricorn or Kenton '76 you'll really like this unusual album. It's the same group of musicians and they may well have been the one of the very best and most powerful bands Stan ever assembled.
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5.0 out of 5 stars National Anthems Of The World January 27, 2012
By Josef
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Beautiful jazz originally processed forty world's most beautiful anthems. Arrangements by Robert Curnow, Stan Kenton Big Band, recorded in 1972.
I recommend to all collectors of big band music
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's about time April 30, 2009
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This early '70s album is finally released on CD for the
first time. It's not the best of Kenton, but it is a
good completer for those who must have everything.
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