Conducting

The LSO’s website 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 and Choral

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 Flute, Violin and Harpsichord
  • Concerto for Oboe and Violin
  • Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
  • Magnificat
  • Orchestral Suite no. 4
  • Wedding Cantata

Barber

  • Adagio for Strings
  • First Essay for Orchestra
  • Second Essay for Orchestra
  • Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • Overture to the School fro Scandal
  • Violin Concerto

Beethoven

  • Choral Fantasy
  • Overture The Creatures of Prometheus
  • Overture Egmont
  • Leonore no. 3
  • Piano Concerto no. 1
  • Piano Concerto no. 3
  • Triple Concerto
  • Symphony no. 1
  • Symphony no. 2
  • Symphony no. 3
  • Symphony no. 5
  • Symphony no. 6
  • Symphony no. 7
  • Symphony no. 9

Berlioz

  • The Damnation of Faust (Hungarian March)

Bernstein

  • Chichester Psalms
  • Overture to Candide
  • Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Boccherini

  • Cello Concerto
  • Symphony in A major

Borodin

  • Symphony No. 2

Brahms

  • Hungarian Dances
  • Academic Festival Overture
  • Double Concerto
  • Requiem
  • St. Anthony Variations
  • Symphony no. 1
  • Symphony no. 2
  • Symphony no. 3

Britten

  • A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Four Sea Interludes
  • Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
  • Simple Symphony

Bruch

  • Violin Concerto

 

Copland

  • Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
  • Outdoor Overture
  • Suite from Appalachian Spring

Creston

  • Fantasy for Trombone and Orchestra

Delibes

  • Lakmé (sous le dome epais)

De Meij

  • Symphony no. 1 Lord of the Rings

Dukas

  • Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Duruflé

  • Requiem

Dvorak

  • Carnival Overture
  • Cello Concerto
  • Slavonic Dances
  • Symphony no. 8
  • Symphony no. 9 New World

Elgar

  • Enigma Variations
  • Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1
  • Pomp and Circumstance March no. 4
  • Sea Pictures

Faure

  • Pavane
  • Requiem

Finzi

  • Clarinet Concerto
  • Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice
  • 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
  • Piano Concerto
  • Three pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfur

Handel

  • Dixit Dominus
  • Harp Concerto
  • Messiah
  • Water Music
  • Zadok the Priest

Hanson

  • Symphony no. 2 Romantic

Haydn

  • Little Organ Mass
  • The Creation
  • Symphony no. 45
  • Symphony no. 88
  • Symphony no. 94
  • Symphony no. 100
  • Symphony no. 104

Holst

  • The Planets
  • St. Paul’s Suite

Hummel

  • Trumpet Concerto in E flat major

Ives

  • The Unanswered Question

Khatchaturian

  • Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
  • Sabre Dance

Lalo

  • Cello Concerto
  • Symphonie Espagnole

Liszt

  • Piano Concerto no. 1
  • Piano Concerto no. 2

Mahler

  • Adagietto for Strings
  • Symphony No. 1

Marcello

  • Oboe Concerto in C minor

Martin

  • Ballade for Flute

Mendelssohn

  • Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
  • Hebrides Overture
  • Symphony No. 5 Reformation
  • Violin Concerto

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
  • Concerto for Violin in A major
  • Die Zäuberflote Overture
  • Duo Concertante
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Exsultate Jubilate
  • Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major
  • Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
  • Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major
  • Marriage of Figaro Overture
  • Mass in C minor
  • Mass in C major (Coronation)
  • Mass in D major
  • Missa Brevis in F major 
  • Requiem
  • 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

  • Cimarron Portrait
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Phoenix Rising
  • Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
  • hymn for nations united
  • …of shadow and light…(incantations for orchestra)
  • Stabat Mater
  • Symphony no. 1
  • Symphony no. 2
  • Symphony no. 3

Prokofiev

  • Lieutenant Kije Suite
  • Peter and the Wolf

Rachmaninoff

  • Piano Concerto no. 2
  • Symphony no. 2

Ravel

  • Bolero
  • Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Mother Goose Suite
  • Pavane for a Dead Princess

Rimsky-Korsakov

  • Capriccio Espagnol

Rosauro

  • Marimba Concerto

Rossini

  • Barber of Seville Overture
  • The Thieving Magpie Overture
  • William Tell Overture

Saint-Saens

  • Carnival of the Animals
  • Symphony no. 3 Organ

Schubert

  • Mass in G major
  • 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
  • Symphony of Psalms

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
  • Suite from Nutcracker
  • Suite from Swan Lake
  • Violin Concerto

Vaughan Williams

  • Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
  • The Lark Ascending
  • O clap your hands
  • Rhosymedre
  • Symphony no. 2: A London Symphony

Vivaldi

  • Four Seasons
  • Concerto for Flute and Strings ‘La Notte’
  • Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor
  • Gloria in D major

Wagner

  • Ride of the Valkyries
  • Siegfried Idyl

Walton

  • Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

Warlock

  • Capriol Suite

Weber

  • Clarinet Concerto

Williams

  • Olympic Fanfare and Theme
  • Raiders March
  • Suite from Star Wars
  • Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Suite from E.T.

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
  • Hindemith: Hin und zurück
  • 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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