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Pure Orchestra

Pure Orchestra

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by John Tesh
New age superstar John Tesh produces this spectacular album of orchestral arrangements of chart-busters by his peers. You'll find favorites here by Enya ("Book of Days," "Watermark"), Yanni ("After the Sunrise," "Marching Season"), Kitaro (what


New age superstar John Tesh produces this spectacular album of orchestral arrangements of chart-busters by his peers. You'll find favorites here by Enya ("Book of Days," "Watermark"), Yanni ("After the Sunrise," "Marching Season"), Kitaro (what else but "Silk Road"?), Loreena McKennitt ("The Mummer's Dance"), and pianist Jim Brickman ("Picture This," "Angel Eyes"), as well as tunes by George Winston, Mannheim Steamroller, and smooth sax man Kenny G. Tesh himself contributes two new cinematic compositions, "Song for Jennifer" and "Blue," but otherwise leaves all performing duties to a full 60-piece orchestra. As arranger and conductor, J. Eric Schmidt deserves credit for his lush and stirring renderings. Symphonic swellings flood over the horizon's hills on "Silk Road," while the feel of a spicy, smoky Cuban club is conjured up for Kenny G's seductive "Havana." Many tracks, such as "Book of Days" and "Jennifer," joust with athletic vigor -- highly typical of Tesh's own sports themes. Most touching are the two themes by Jim Brickman, but Schmidt's variations take the pieces beyond all the surface romance into new musical dimensions. The tension between the familiar and new keeps the album constantly engaging, and what a refreshing treat to hear "live" musicians all the way through! Thanks to Tesh for going the distance.

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Garden City Music

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Performance Credits

John Tesh   Primary Artist
Michael Allen Harrison   Violin
Sid Page   Violin,Concert Master
Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
John Fumo   Trumpet
John Acevedo   Viola
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Tim Emmons   Bass
Mike Englander   Percussion
Jimmy Ercole   Clarinet
Charles Everett   Violin
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Dominic Genova   Bass
Maurice Grants   Cello
Susan Greenberg   Flute
Melissa "Missy" Hasin   Cello
Scott Higgins   Percussion
Paula Hochhalter   Cello
Carrie Holzman-Little   Viola
Greg Huckins   Clarinet
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Edward Persi   Viola
Vladimir Polimatidi   Violin
Barbara Porter   Violin
Jimbo Ross   Viola
Amy Shulman   Harp
Jim Sitterly   Violin
Nancy Stein   Cello
Richard Treat   Cello
Craig Ware   Trombone
John Wittenberg   Violin
Ezra Kliger   Violin
Nancy Roth   Violin
Susan Chatman   Violin
Donald Williams   Percussion
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Norm Hughes   Violin
Peggy Baldwin   Cello
Valerie Geller   Violin
Miriam Mayer   Violin
Chris Bleth   Oboe
Darrin McCann   Viola
Adrian Rosen   Bass
Cheryl Ongaro   Violin
Lynn Grants   Viola
Nathan Campbell   French Horn
Susan Clark   Flute
Virginia Frazier   Violin
Bob Becker   Viola
Alice Wrate   Violin
Bradley Kintscher   French Horn
Sevan Pogosyan   Cello
Dave Black   Bass
Francis Senger   Bass
Alex Iles   Trombone
John Mitchell   Bassoon
Pam Gates   Violin

Technical Credits

John Tesh   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Concept
Ross Pallone   Engineer
Paul Williams   Staff
Lyn Bradley   Art Direction,Staff
Chris Neal   Concept,Staff
Scott Meyers   Staff
Allen Wollard   Executive Producer,Concept,Staff
Connie Sellecca   Executive Producer
George Hill   Staff

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Pure Orchestra 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just picked up the Pure Orchestra CD from John Tesh, and haven't taken it out of my CD player yet! I have always been a big fan of John's, but this record is a cut above the norm. The orchestra sounds incredible! It's almost like a soundtrack to a movie that hasn't been made yet. Leave it to John to think up this idea!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic arrangements performed with that John Texh touch! I loved this album from the first note.. really a wonderful collection of songs and performances!