Royal Coronation Overture

Patrick Brill composer

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Stanislav Vavřínek conductor
Petr Hostinský organ

Release Date: August 16, 2024
Catalog #: NV6652
Format: Digital

ROYAL CORONATION OVERTURE by Dr. Patrick Brill is a contemporary take on the program overture model of the 19th Century, a genre most commonly heard in concert hall performances, as well as church services and royal coronation ceremonies. Dr. Brill, an expert in Medieval and Renaissance music, capitalized on his extensive background in classical music and experience crafting large-scale orchestral pieces to compose this opulent overture. This studio recording of the piece is also available in a Dolby Atmos immersive audio format, placing listeners directly into the lavish fanfare by which this music is historically accompanied. Carrying on the 200-year tradition of the program overture, this work is a majestic delight for the modern ear.

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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Royal Coronation Overture, Op. 19 Patrick Brill Petr Hostinský, organ; The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice | Stanislav Vavřínek, conductor 8:52

Recorded February 26, 2024 at House of Music in Pardubice, Czech Republic
Session Producer Jan Košulič
Session Engineer Aleš Dvořák
Assistant Engineer Jana Jelínková

Editing Jan Košulič
Additional Editing & Mixing Melanie Montgomery
Stereo Mastering Melanie Montgomery
Dolby Atmos® Mixing & Mastering Brad Michel

Executive Producer Bob Lord

VP of A&R Brandon MacNeil

VP of Production Jan Košulič
Audio Director Lucas Paquette
Production Manager Martina Watzková
Production Assistant Adam Lysák

VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell
Art Director Ryan Harrison
Design Morgan Hauber
Publicity Kacie Brown
Digital Marketing Manager Brett Iannucci

Artist Information

Patrick J. Brill

Composer

Dr. Patrick J. Brill is an American composer born and raised in Minneapolis/St. Paul MN. He has composed numerous classical compositions including a cappella sacred vocal works, instrumental chamber compositions, symphonic orchestral pieces, and compositions for both choir and orchestra. Dr. Brill composes with style predicated on a return to Western classical aesthetic principles.

Stanislav Vavřínek

Conductor

Stanislav Vavřínek is one of the most prominent Czech conductors and has been Chief Conductor of the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice since 2018. Having graduated from the Conservatory in Brno where he studied flute and conducting, he continued his education at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Subsequently, he also took master classes with Roberto Benzi in Switzerland, culminating with a concert in which he conducted the Biel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

orchestra

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, founded in 1969, is one of the Czech Republic’s top orchestras. The repertoire of this chamber orchestra includes a large number of compositions from the baroque era to contemporary music, including many cross-over and multigenre projects.

The first principal conductor, Libor Pešek, quickly raised the orchestra to a high standard and the subsequent principal conductors included Libor Hlaváček, Petr Altrichter, Bohumil Kulínský, Petr Škvor, Róbert Stankovský, Leoš Svárovský, Marko Ivanović, and Peter Feranec have kept a high artificial level of the orchestra. Their current leader is Stanislav Vavřínek.

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice is valued for its stylistic interpretation and the extraordinary quality of its orchestral sound, and it is rightly ranked amongst the world’s leading representatives of Czech musical culture. It often performs at Czech Republic’s most important festivals (including The Prague Spring International Festival, the Smetana’s Litomyšl or the International Český Krumlov Festival) and at many important venues in Europe in many prestigious concert halls, such as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Hercules Hall, Gasteig in Munich and the Musikverein in Vienna, Brucknerhaus in Linz, the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, and many others. Outside Europe, the orchestra has played in Japan and has toured extensively around the United States.

The orchestra has collaborated with many leading world-renowned conductors (among others with Jiří Bělohlávek, Marco Armiliato, Marris Jansons and many others) and also a substantial number of prominent soloists and choirs (Lazar Berman, Ivan Moravec, Eugen Indjic, Ivo Kahánek, Martin Kasík, Isabelle van Keulen, Vladimir Spivakov, Pavel Šporcl, Václav Hudeček, Gabriela Demeterová, Angel Romero, Jiří Bárta, Ludwig Güttler, Radek Baborák, Peter Damm, Herrmann Baumann, Helen Donath, Eva Urbanová, Dagmar Pecková, Czech Boys Choir Boni Pueri, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno) have performed with the orchestra.

Apart from concert-giving, the orchestra regularly engages in operatic and theater projects and has dozens of successful albums to its credit on Naxos, ArcoDiva, Supraphon, Classico, Monitor-EMI, and Amabile.

Petr Hostinský

organ

Petr Hostinský began his musical education in 1987 at the Basic Art School in Pardubice. In 1993, he was accepted to study the organ at the Pardubice Conservatory in the MgA class of Václav Uhlíř, and later to study conducting in the class of Vlastislav Novák. After graduation, he continued his studies at the AMU in Prague, majoring in organ under Jan Hora. He successfully completed his studies in 2005.

As part of the Socrates-Erasmus study program, he completed a five-month internship at the Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunstve Stuttgart in 2003 with Ludger Lohmann.

During his studies, he participated in several master courses here and abroad (Lorenco Ghielmi, Martin Sander, Thiery Mechler, Jon Laukvikk and others). He took part in several organ competitions (Opava 1994, 1996, Schlagel l998, Voříškův Vamberk 1995, 1997 with a victory in the organ improvisation category, Prague Spring 1999).

He is currently engaged in solo concert activities, works as the artistic director of the vocal-instrumental ensemble ReBelcanto, is a member of the popular music group Hundred Animals, and collaborates with other musical groups (Pardubice children’s choir Iuventus cantans, children’s choir Vrabčáci z Jablonec nad Nisou, Pardubice Chamber Philharmonic, the Hradec Králové Philharmonic, the municipal theater in Jablonec nad Nisou and others).

From 2006 to 2018, he worked as a piano and organ teacher at the ZUŠ in Skutč, and since September 2013 he has also worked as a teacher at the Pardubice Conservatory.

Notes

The Royal Coronation Overture is a program overture modeled on the 19th Century genre of the same name, but composed in the 21st Century. It was designed primarily to be played in a concert hall, but it may also be performed in a church as part of an authentic royal coronation ceremony. As is consistent with the genre of the program overture, this composition has no connection to any opera previously composed, nor to any opera to be composed in the future.

Since the program overture is a species of program music, which entails the association of instrumental music with extra-musical content, it is clear from the title that the extra-musical content envisioned for this piece is either a real, or imagined, formal royal coronation ceremony, with royalty and subjects gathered together in celebration of the crowning of a new king or queen.

– Patrick Brill