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Conquest of the Air

Suite for Orchestra

By Sir Arthur Drummond Bliss

Orchestra (Full Score)
Suite for Orchestra. Composed by Sir Arthur Drummond Bliss (1891-1975). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. Classical, Contemporary. 70 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051094035. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48001246).

Item Number: HL.48001246

9.25x12.25 inches.

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  • August 25, 2012 Considered for Concert Band arrangement

    This is not the sort of review you are probably looking for. I was seeking a film score by Sir Arthur Bliss that might be suitable for concert band arrangement. This score of the 1936 (released 1940) A. Korda film "Conquest of the Air" has some elements one might desire...

    . The big problem with this work is the public's lack of familiarity with the music or the original film. (I saw the film many years ago). The music presents arrangement problems. After much searching, I found a recording (EMI CD-CFP 4666, bar code (7 24356 85752 0) of the work. It is an uninspired reading by "The Central Band of the RAF". It is such a shame that so many good film scores disappear into oblivion. Still in the running...

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