Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Among all of Rachmaninoff's works known to today's concert audiences, no work bears the high reputation of his haunting Vocalise, a work without text for soprano and keyboard. It has been cast into numerous orchestrations, and this particular setting is without parallel in modern day wind band timbres. This score is dedicated to Frederick Fennell in celebration of his 90th birthday, July 2, 2004.