Tells a moving story - Fanfare Suite Album reviews
PRESS AND AIRPLAY FOR FANFARE SUITE
McEncroe's first album release for 2021, FANFARE SUITE, comprises 6 pieces that were originally scored for orchestra in 2015, now reborn with the talent of Sydney Scoring Orchestra, Stephen Williams as conductor.
The album is featured in Sonograma, who call it “an exciting rendition of Mark John McEnroe’s colorful music.”
Here’s a link to the full review: http://sonograma.org/suplement-de-discos/mark-john-mcencroe/
FANFARE SUITE was also reviewed in Take Effect, who said “a symphonic poem unfolds with eloquent woodwind prowess that, without words, tells a moving story as Williams guides the ensemble in and out of cinematic textures.”
Read the whole review here: https://takeeffectreviews.com/february-2021-1/2021/2/8/mark-john-mcencroe
In addition to this, CKUW 95.9 FM featured two tracks “Celebration of the Natural World” and “the Passing” on their Shades of Classical program: http://jiverson55.sdf.org/ckuw/lists/playlst/2021Mar07.html
"Rearranged for a concert band, ... the setting helps illuminate a different avenue of McEncroe’s song craft that certainly runs parallel to the greatness present in his entire catalog."