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Millennium Suite
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The Millennium Suite

and Victory Overture
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Millennium Suite is a symphonic work in five movements, composed by Bernard J Taylor to mark the end of the present millennium and the start of the new one. Includes the Victory Overture. Orchestration, Gareth Price. Performed by the Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra of Latowice, conducted by Jerzy Swoboda.
6 tracks. 51 minutes.

"The MILLENNIUM SUITE is exactly what it purports to be: five atmospheric movements designed to sum up where we are now, how we got here and what should await us. ...  this is music to enjoy, yet also music to be moved by." - Denby Richards, Musical Opinion

"The Millennium Suite is a modern day classic, a wonderful blend that rivals -though never imitates - the best of the 20th Century's great classical composers. It is beautiful, haunting music, melodic but with enough fascinating twists and turns to make listening a constantly interesting journey." - Mike Gibb, Masquerade.

"A strikingly original orchestral suite played with style and verve. Taylor in his music has never been afraid to let melody and pure emotion show through and this, his first purely orchestral album, has all the hallmarks of his earlier successes." - John Williams, editor, Music From The Movies.

"--  a truly unique work, with the more lush and melodic lines sadly missing from many pieces of this age. The Millennium Suite will, I am sure, become a most popular work and establish the composer among the highest of his contemporaries."  - Mark-Andrew James, Director and Principal Conductor of the Sussex Symphony Orchestra.

Movements
You can hear selected movements by clicking on the highlighted titles below.

 1. "The Birth of Chivalry" marks the emergence from the "Dark Ages" and the Crusades (11:20)

2. "The Age of Oppression" represents the period that saw the Spanish Inquisition, the persecution of Galileo and the suppression of enquiry (12:26)

3. "The Enlightenment" represents the Renaissance period (6:26)

4. "The Road To Democracy" takes us into the modern era (13.01)

5. "The Triumph of Democracy" is an optimistic representation of post-war developments. (4:53)

6. "Victory Overture" was composed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War II in 1995. Less "episodic" in character than the five movements of the  Millennium suite, it is designed to be a piece of purely celebratory mood music. (4:03)

Other musical works:
Child of the Earth | Millennium Suite | Passion's Progress | Claire Moore

 

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