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    The Approach of Queen Anne's Revenge - by Danny Williams

    At the Texas Music Educators conference I had the pleasure to meet Danny Williams. Danny is a talented composer who writes and arranges for concert band.

    While at the show Danny provided a score and CD of his latest concert band work "The Approach of Queen Anne's Revenge".

    The Approach of Queen Anne's Revenge
    http://www.garritan.com/mp3/dw-Queen_Annes_Revenge.mp3

    Thanks for sharing this with us Danny and looking forward to seeing you again at TMEA.

    Gary Garritan

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    Very solid arranging for concert band, Danny; and an interesting score. The orchestration is quite good, really brings out some of the best coloristic use of concert band ensemble, especially in some of the softer "smooth ride" passages.

    Would enjoy hearing this live!

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    Re: The Approach of Queen Anne's Revenge - by Danny Williams

    For those who want to know a little about the story behind the Approach of Queen Anne's Revenge, here is an excerpt from the title page of Danny Williams' score:

    "In November 1717, English Pirates captured the slave-ship La Concorde in a violent struggle near the island of Martinique. Led by the notorious Bleakbeard, the pirates converted La Concorde into their flagship and renamed the magnificent vessel Queen Anne's Revenge. After spending the winder terrorozing the Carribbean, the pirate fleet...blockaded the port of Charleston, South Carolina in May of 1718, raiding and pillaging many unsuspecting ships as they entered the port. Continuing up the coast Blackbeard ran his prized flagship aground...Bleackbeard was killed five months later during a bloody battle in the North Carolina seaport town of Ocracoke."

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    Re: The Approach of Queen Anne's Revenge - by Danny Williams

    Arrrr, pirates. This is a very seafaring piece that evokes images of pirates and sea battles. Excellent job!
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    Thanks again, Gary, for posting Queen Anne's. I'll be looking forward to seeing you again next year in San Antonio. And thanks David and Bill for your positive comments. They are certainly appreciated!

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    Re: The Approach of Queen Anne's Revenge - by Danny Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by DDW
    Thanks again, Gary, for posting Queen Anne's. I'll be looking forward to seeing you again next year in San Antonio. And thanks David and Bill for your positive comments. They are certainly appreciated!
    Danny,

    Thanks again for sending in Queen Anne's. I'm also looking forward to seeing you next year at TMEA. Good luck on getting this work performed in Texas soon.

    Best wishes,

    Gary

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