[Smt-talk] The Prog-rock Symphony?

K. Christian McGuire kmcguire at bitstream.net
Thu Nov 19 05:25:03 PST 2009

I'll have to dig through my collection (and notebooks), but off the top of 
my head, Deep Purple, "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" 1969.  There is a 
section where Ian Gillan does sing, but...
Found a link on Youtube:

We used to listen to this back in college along with some Zappa and Dave 
Brubeck albums (Summit Sessions, Elementals...)
Let me know what else you find, I am still collecting scores which feature 
esp. Electric Bass (guitar) in mid-late 20th and 21st century "classical 
art" music.

K. Christian McGuire,
Instructor of Music History and Music Theory
Studio Artist: Electric Bass
Director of Rock & Improv Ensembles
Augsburg College
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dmitri Tymoczko" <dmitri at princeton.edu>
To: "smt-talk smt" <smt-talk at societymusictheory.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 5:09 PM
Subject: [Smt-talk] The Prog-rock Symphony?

> Hi Everyone,
> I'm wondering if anyone can help me come up with examples of what I  think 
> of as the "Prog-rock Symphony" -- album-length, through-composed 
> instrumental pieces suggesting some sort of classical influence,  however 
> vague.
> For example, Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells," Zappa's "Grand Wazoo,"  or 
> Jean-Michel Jarre's "Oxygene."
> There are lots of examples with vocals; I'm happy to hear everyone's 
> favorite instances, but I'm particularly interested in instrumental 
> albums.
> Thanks,
> DT
> Dmitri Tymoczko
> Associate Professor of Music
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