Conducting

The website below contains detailed information about the history of the orchestra and the repertoire for seasons past and present!

LaGrange Symphony Orchestra
www.lagrangesymphony.org

Sample Repertoire – Orchestral

Conducted with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, Rome Symphony, Cairo National Symphony, Odessa Philharmonic, National Symphony of Ukraine, Nottingham Philharmonia, the student orchestras of Oklahoma State University, Emory University and others.

BACH

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Concerto for Harpsichord, Violin and Flute

Concerto for Oboe and Violin

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor

Orchestral Suite No. 4

Barber

Adagio for Strings

First Essay for Orchestra

Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Overture to the School for Scandal

Violin Concerto

Bartok

Romanian Folk Dances

Beethoven

Overture The Creatures of Prometheus

Overture to Egmont

Leonore No. 3

Piano Concerto No. 1

Piano Concerto No. 3

Triple Concerto

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 6

Symphony No. 7

Symphony No. 9

Berlioz

The Damnation of Faust (Hungarian March)

Boccherini

Cello Concerto

Symphony in A Major

Borodin

Symphony No. 2

Brahms

Hungarian Dances

Academic Festival Overture

Double Concerto

St. Anthony Variations

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3

Britten

A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Simple Symphony

Four Sea Interludes

Bruch

Violin Concerto

Copland

Suite from Appalachian Spring

Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Fanfare for the Common Man

Outdoor Overture

Creston

Fantasy for Trombone and Orchestra

Delibes

Lakme (sous le dome epais)

De Meij

Symphony No. 1

Dukas

Scorcerer’s Apprentice

Dvorak

Slavonic Dances

Symphony No. 8

Symphony No. 9 New World

Carnival Overture

Cello Concerto

Elgar

Enigma Variations

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4

Sea Pictures

Faure

Pavane

Finzi

Clarinet Concerto

Prelude for Strings

Romance for Strings

Franck

Symphony in D minor

Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Glass

Cello Concerto No. 2

Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

Gorecki

Harpsichord Concerto

Symphony No. 3

Grieg

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Peer Gynt Suite No. 2

Three pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfur

Piano Concerto

Handel

Water Music

Hanson

Symphony No. 2 Romantic

Haydn

Symphony No. 45

Symphony No. 88

Symphony No. 100

Symphony No. 104

Holst

St. Paul’s Suite

The Planets

Hummel

Trumpet Concerto in E flat major

Ives

The Unanswered Question

Khatchaturian

Sabre Dance

Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia

Lalo

Cello Concerto

Symphonie Espagnole

Liszt

Piano Concerto No. 1

Piano Concerto No. 2

Mahler

Symphony No. 1

Adagietto for Strings

Marcello

Oboe Concerto in C minor

Martin

Ballade for Flute

Mendelssohn

Hebrides Overture

Violin Concerto

Symphony No. 5 Reformation

Mozart

Concerto for Oboe in C Major

Concerto for Flute in G Major

Concerto for Horn in E Flat

Concerto for Violin in G major

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major

Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major

Duo Concertante

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Die Zäuberflote Overture

The Marriage of Figaro Overture

Symphony No. 25

Symphony No. 29

Symphony No. 30

Symphony No. 40

Symphony No. 41

Mussorgsky

Night on a Bald Mountain

Orff

Carmina Burana

Price

Symphony No. 2

Prior

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: Phoenix Rising

Cimarron Portrait

…of shadow and light…(incantations for orchestra)

Prokofiev

Lieutenant Kije Suite

Peter and the Wolf

Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 2

Symphony No. 2

Ravel

Bolero

Le Tombeau de Couperin

Mother Goose

Pavane for a Dead Princess

Rimsky-Korsakov

Capriccio Espagnol

Rosauro

Marimba Concerto

Rossini

Barber of Seville Overture

William Tell Overture

The Thieving Magpie Overture

Saint-Saens

Carnival of the Animals

Symphony No. 3 Organ

Schubert

Symphony No. 8 Unfinished

Schumann

Piano Concerto in A minor

Shostakovich

Festive Overture

Piano Concerto No. 1

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 10

Sibelius

Finlandia

Symphony No. 2

Violin Concerto

Stravinsky

Firebird Suite (1919)

Octet for Winds

Symphonies of Wind Instruments

Symphony in C

Strauss

Einleitung from Also Sprach Zarathustra

Strauss

Radetzky March

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 4

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 6

Serenade for Strings

Cappriccio Italien

March Slave

Violin Concerto

Scene from Swan Lake

Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 2 A London Symphony

Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Rhosymedre

Flourish for Band

Vivaldi

Concerto for two cellos in G minor

The Four Seasons

Concerto for Flute and Strings ‘La Notte’

Wagner

Ride of the Walkyries

Siegfried Idyl

Walton

Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Capriol Suite

Weber

Clarinet Concerto

Williams

Olympic Fanfare and Theme

Suite from Star Wars

Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Suite from E.T.

Sample Repertoire – Choral

Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

Duruflé: Requiem

Elgar: Sea Songs

Faure: Requiem

Finzi: Lo, the full final sacrifice

Handel: Dixit Dominus

Handel: Messiah

Haydn: Creation

Haydn: Little Organ Mass

Handel: Zadok the Priest

Mozart: Exultate Jubilate

Mozart: Requiem

Mozart: Mass in C minor

Mozart: Mass in D

Mozart: Coronation Mass

Orff: Carmina Burana

Prior: hymn for nations united

Prior: Stabat Mater

Schubert: Mass in G

Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms

Vaughan Williams: O Clap Your Hands

Vivaldi: Gloria

Sample Repertoire – Opera & Musical Theatre

Barber: A Hand of Bridge

Bart: Oliver

Bernstein: West Side Story

Gay: Me and My Girl

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Gondoliers

Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado

Gilbert & Sullivan: Trial by Jury

Holst: Savitri

Loesser: How to Succeed in Business…

Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors

Menotti: The Medium

Moore: The Ballad of Baby Doe

Mozart: The Magic Flute

Puccini: Suor Angelica

Rogers & Hammerstein: South Pacific

Rossini: Arias from The Barber of Seville

Styne: Bells are Ringing

Vaughan Williams: Riders to the Sea

Wilson: The Boyfriend

SAMPLE CONDUCTING REVIEWS (PROFESSIONAL PRESS ONLY)

Charlotte Observer

‘…To accompany New York Metropolitan Opera star Sylvia McNair, a consortium of players were drawn from some of the great orchestras of the nation, including Joseph Robinson, principal oboe with the New York Philharmonic and Stephen Balderston, associate principal cello with the Chicago Symphony. …Conductor Richard Prior led the performance with precision and grace….’

Handel: Dixit Dominus Nottingham University Chamber Choir & Orchestra

Evening Post

‘…Under Prior’s direction, the rise of the University Chamber Choir which he founded only two years ago, has been meteoric, and it gave an evening of music that was both typical and memorable… Throughout, the singing was beautifully balanced. It was noticeable how the choir caught the flavour of each item…’

Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony Nottingham University Philharmonia

Evening Post

‘…Solo utterances within the orchestra were eagerly voiced and Richard Prior’s conducting lent the whole symphony stirring conviction…’

Gorecki: Amen, Totus Tuus, Nottingham New Music Festival

Evening Post

‘…The human voice also plays a role in Gorecki’s music, and Richard Prior directed the remarkable University Chamber Choir in several choral pieces, religious and secular…’

Vivaldi: Gloria in D major Nottingham University Chamber Choir & Orchestra

Evening Post

‘…The choir was founded by a new arrival in Nottingham – Richard Prior – and he is plainly the driving force behind it. The high standard of the concert reflected the professionalism of his approach as much as his choir and orchestra’s stylishness and flexibility…’

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