Music by Hagood Hardy - Arr.by Jim Vogelman on the WERSI OAX700
The Appalachian Mountains of Virginia is the setting for this arrangement. It depicts the beauty, tranquility and strength found there, and gives us a sense of what a journey home to this picturesque mountain range offers those returning for Thanksgiving. A faint string section playing in fifth harmonies captures our attention from the beginning, followed by an English Horn, Oboe and Flute that speak to the remote and expansive scope of the area. The Wind Chimes indicate that the scene is fresh, bright and sparkling with cold crisp air. The grand piano, found also in the accompaniment, establishes the Ballad style. The acoustic guitar in the repeated theme reminds us that this arrangement is also a tribute to the “autumn countryside” nature of the music. The full orchestra ensemble in the final repeat makes a determined point to reaffirm the music’s main theme with confidence. Finally, the opening passages and exact instrumentation are repeated once again, to reassure us that our Homecoming will, after all, be warm, familiar, and comforting.
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Bert Kaempfert’s trombone section and style worked to compliment the wonderful WERSI Atlantis combined with WERSI’s Virtual B3 drawbars. A haunting female vocalist and chorus give just a little eeriness to this brief sample of the full arrangement, all sound exclusively from WERSI.
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