WARNING: Much bragging ahead, 'cause I'm proud and all that...
So yonks ago when I was looking for "reference" material to listen to to really appreciate my new (then-2006) Axiom M80 based HT, one of the suggestions was Holst: the Planets
- Thanks, JohnK!!. So I got it, listened to it. Didn't really appreciate the depth and clarity and complexity of the music. So I put the disc away and didn't think about it... until tonight. Out of the blue tonight, my daughter asks if I've heard "The Planets"... Why, yes!. Yes, I have!!
[This is the bragging part] A little background for those of you not among the cognoscenti; my daughter has been playing French Horn all of just less over 2 years now. Her favorite composer is John Williams. Her dream is to play in one of his orchestral recordings for a sound track. She is principal horn in everything at her school, just pulled off 2nd horn for Honor Band at Georgia's Mid-Fest clinic, and is the youngest player at The ASO Community Brass Ensemble
- basically 2 hours of pro-level sight reading each week - and she holds her own. She is called out more than the rest, but she is also the youngest by 10+ years, and 20-30 yrs in most cases, and they are retired pro, or current semi-pro, or band director at a local school.
So I sat her down in the middle of the couch and started the disc - luckily I have M22 in walls - and cranked it up... she grabbed her phone to look up the disc info and tried to find sheet music... "Oooooooo, all 189 pages of score are available FREE!!"
Then I noticed that Close Encounters -AND- Star Wars were included and I thought she was going to lose it...