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  Symphonic rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Symphonic rock is more often a device that a progressive band may employ on certain tracks when it is appropriate to the concept of the piece, while other tracks on the album may or may not feature anything of a symphonic or classical nature.
Symphonic rock is best described as the combining of rock and classical music traditions.
Prominent use of the synthesizer as a substitute for symphonic orchestration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Symphonic_rock   (497 words)

 Progressive rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Progressive rock (sometimes shortened to prog rock or prog) is a subgenre of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day.
Progressive rock artists reject the limitations of popular music and aspire to create music for serious listening, often alluding to the sophistication of jazz and classical music, sometimes mixing folk and world music influences in as well.
Phish would often be referenced in their early albums as a technical example of progressive rock due to their unique sound and the incorporation of many elements considered to be "characteristic" of progressive rock.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Progressive_rock   (4201 words)

 Progressive Rock
Progressive rock (shortened to prog, or prog rock when differentiating from other "progressive" genres) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the early 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day.
Progressive rock began in England and remained largely a European movement, although there are a few notable American and Canadian progressive rock bands.
Progressive rock artists sought to move away from the limitations of popular rock and pop music formats, and "progress" rock to the point that it could achieve new forms, often but not always alluding to the sophistication of jazz or classical music.
progressive-rock.blogspot.com   (355 words)

 A Guide to the Progressive Rock Genres
Symphonic rock is characterized, usually, by extended song structures or suites; instrumental, symphonic orchestration (whether actually utilized or approximated); and a tendency to draw in romantic period classical motifs as well as smaller portions of jazz, rock, and folk.
Rock groups known as industrial range from the late 70s/early 80s to the present day in styles from the abstract and experimental to dance and pop music.
However, despite "prog-metal" becoming as stylistically tied to one particular strain of the genre as "prog rock" is to symphonic rock, the act of innovation, advancement and change has acted on numerous variations of heavy metal not normally considered part of "prog metal" per se.
www.gepr.net /genre2.html   (10533 words)

 A definition of Progressive Rock
Progressive rock ("prog") is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s principally in England, reaching the peak of its popularity in the early 1970s, but continuing as a musical form to this day.
Progressive rock artists sought to move away from the limitations of radio formatted rock and pop, and "progress" rock to the point that it could achieve the sophistication of jazz or classical music.
Rock and Pop Bands and Artists after 1970 who were not truly “prog” (as that term is generally and broadly defined, even by the site), but who were clearly not “mainstream” or simply “rock” bands.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive-rock.asp   (6860 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Symphonic / Neoclassical Rock / Metal
Prog (progressive) rock was the founder of all of the above genres and came into being between the 1960's and 70's.
There could be a lot more said about progressive rock however this is not about that, this is about symphonic rock which spawned from the progressive scene.
Symphonic metal is usually based on a mythic theme involving Quests, dragons, evil lords etc. Although it is not possible for most people to relate to these directly I think it is more the atmosphere that people feel.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A1093844   (822 words)

 Russian progressive rock/psychedelic music / symphonic rock
This is in fact a symphonic rock release with often some metal bass making some people, including the group, to categorize it under progressive metal or who knows symphometal, but the ideas, structures and so on are mostly very much more like symphonic rock.
The last larger composition in 5 parts is a symphonic rock piece with more melodic and rhythmic changes, obvious in classical music, varying from true classical to other influences from rock.
Sometimes the compositions are almost symphonic, at times in a rather gothic way, or influenced by symphonic metal with somewhat more of a progressive rock direction.
progressive.homestead.com /RUSSIA.html   (2362 words)

 Ectagon Progressive Rock
New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock: GEPR is designed as a reference for you to discover bands that are unfamiliar to you and to broaden your listening horizons.
New England Art Rock Society: New EARS is a community dedicated to sharing and promoting progressive rock in the New England area.
Progressive Rock Collectors: PRC is a worldwide gathering of progressive rock collectors, enthusiasts, musicians, artists, writers, Gnosis raters, and industry professionals.
www.ectagon.com   (1437 words)

 Ectagon Progressive Rock Webradio
Delicious Agony are playing classic and modern progressive rock, and has "a desire to play and promote progressive rock music of all kinds".
Plenty of 70’s English progressive rock and modern music from today’s artists that follow in the prog and folk rock style of the 70’s.
Morow is covering everything from pre-70’s progressive rock to current day artists, but Morow is also focusing on the harder edge of Progressive music.
www.ectagon.com /radio.htm   (655 words)

 Progressive Symphonic Rock & Metal Music WebRing
Progressive, melodic, heavily orchestrated rock with celtic and space rock influences
Rock and roll bands, pop music and top40 hits.
An open community for discussions of progressive rock (prog-rock), progressive- and symphonic metal, and related music genre.
i.webring.com /hub?ring=progressiverock   (921 words)

 Progressive Symphonic Rock - Stephen Caudel
World Premiere of Rock Symphony 'WINE DARK SEA' (sponsored by Capital Radio) at London's Victoria Palace with the Wren Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark of 'Hooked on Classics' and ELO fame.
The premiere was recorded by Capital Radio and was broadcast twice on their 'Friday Night Rock Show' hosted by Alan Freeman, who has consistently championed Stephen's music over the years.
'Earth in Turquoise' is a superb example of "real" instrumental symphonic rock music which falls mainly into the areas of progressive and symphonic rock.
www.progressive-rock.com /biog.htm   (273 words)

 21.PERON, Turkish symphonic progressive rock
Only recently the band reconsidered and put their old recordings together to publish the LP they once had dreamed of to release.
" has a anadolu rock flavour but also includes some psych organ, wah wah guitar and violin improvisation with a developed sound, varying from a garage psych feeling, but it is definitely symphonic in its evolution.
This is a fantastic live album showing the group with an amzing performance in a style as if Strawinski (orchestra) is mixed with a Turkish rock band with great organ,...
progressive.homestead.com /21PERON.html   (1101 words)

 Lyle Holdahl Symphonic Rock
As  I was programming alot on keyboard for my FireMonkey project, I kept tripping over progressive rock loops and complete songs and pieces.
Finally, one day it got to be too much so I consolidated all of the progressive bits and pieces and found that I had more than 2 albums of material.
The only album from Portland, Oregon's Harlequin Mass is a mellow and melodic mixture of progressive rock and pop.
lyleholdahl.homestead.com /progresso.html   (899 words)

 Symphonic Rock by Mike Legeros
British Rock Symphony (Point, 1999) The dream project of pop promoter David Fishof augments assorted English clas- sics, circa '60's and '70's, with a studio orchestra and choir.
Rainbow - "Gates of Babylon" (1978) This Eastern-flavor- ed, mid-tempo rocker rocks with a mix seemingly swiped straight from "Jesus Christ Superstar." (I know, eight years apart...) The producer is Martin Birch, later of Iron Maiden fame; the album is "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" (PolyGram).
Other terrific tracks: "Seven Sundays," perhaps the first hard- rock waltz ever recorded, and the two-minute, two-second "God Isn't Dead?", a wee ballad with the most beautiful piano playing I believe I've ever heard.
www.legeros.com /essays/symphonic.shtml   (1410 words)

You will find a fantastic range of recordings here, all selected from a main database that currently stands at a total in excess of 8,000 worldwide available titles.
‘AOR’, ‘Symphonic Rock’ and the ‘Classic Progressive’ markets and more are all covered in this huge selection of top quality titles from keyboard/guitar oriented bands and individual artists with established names from the past and the many exciting new ones of the present day.
From the 60's through to the start of the new millennium, there have been masses of excellent musicians/groups arriving and departing the scene, and during that time we have seen a few sensational, ground breaking outfits come along from all corners of the globe.
www.progressive-rockcds.com /en-gb/dept_32.html   (283 words)

 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, RPO, London, UK, classical music concerts and recordings, Music Director Daniele Gatti
Symphonic Rock CDs featuring music from this concert, and stunning orchestral versions of many more rock and pop classics are available!
Experience the live sound of 100 amplified members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing rock classics and pop anthems old and new with a spectacular light show.
The RPO will be joined on stage by the Symphonic Rock Chorus (Metro Voices) and presenter Ken Bruce (from BBC Radio 2).
www.rpo.co.uk /c_t_rpo_season_detail.asp?ConcertID=563   (293 words)

 Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock Music CDs Online
Of the 'big-names' the obvious main players are around in some form or another and a few are still thriving.
Then there's the type of Prog Rock artist who crosses over into other genres - Gandalf is a good example of this.
Deemed by some to be Prog Rock yet viewed by others as a creator of highly stylised electronic/synthesizer music.There have also been successful comeback albums from less well-known bands out of the 70's, the most notable being the sensational 90's album from the 70's Vertigo label band: Gracious!
www.cd-services.com /prog_symph.htm   (320 words)

 Longshanks, symphonic rock band
The song was released on cassette (in a very limited edition) and attracted a very favourable review in a magazine for symphonic rock (Sym-info no.14, Oct. 1988).
Though I had started to venture out more and more into classical music, every now and again I kept returning to symphonic rock.
In the spring of 1993 Jan and I recorded the song "Borderline", with on vocals Hans van Lint, the singer of the band 'Iceparty' (in which at that time both Jan van der Lugt and Jeroen Steenbeek played and for which I often was sound-engineer at their live-performances).
www.imagesandmusic.nl /dhtml/Longshanks.htm   (672 words)

 Terry Glenny - Symphonic Rock Experience
The already great Classic Rock songs are arranged by Terry Glenny to create grand and exhilarating new musical vistas for these masterworks of the late 60’s and early 70’s.
Glenny's inventive arrangements of Classic Rock songs such as Jimmy Hendrix's Purple Haze, The Moody Blues’ Nights In White Satin and Steppenwolf's Born To Be Wild have brought audiences to their feet chanting for more!
Glenny is a versatile composer, arranger and producer as well as preeminent Electric Violinist and continues to create arrangements for electric violin, symphony orchestra and rhythm section of some of the most beloved classics from the Age of Rock and Roll.
www.terryglenny.com /classicrock.htm   (943 words)

 Amazon.com: Symphonic Rock - American Classics: Music: The London Symphony Orchestra With The Royal Choral Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Amazon.com: Symphonic Rock - American Classics: Music: The London Symphony Orchestra With The Royal Choral Society
Kashmir: The Symphonic Led Zeppelin ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra & Scholes
This time the Lso does it again with Symphonic American Classics.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000003D2X?v=glance   (449 words)

 Progressive Rock CDs from Kinesis
Kinesis is a compact disc and DVD mail-order and label founded in 1991 and devoted to Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Symphonic Rock, Sophisticated Rock...
Many of the audio clips for non-Kinesis label CDs are maintained by third-parties and are often in different formats, primarily mp3.
Click here for links to progressive rock resources.
www.kinesiscd.com   (339 words)

 WELCOME TO Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal - E-ZINE
I love Progressive Rock and this is a homepage dedicated to it.
If you know any other Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal or Hard Rock Group with a Web Site, please let me know.
a italian rock band mixing influences as avant-garde, blues and rock
www.progressiverockbr.com   (1344 words)

 Symphonic Rock * : Deals from : Shopzilla
Symphonic Rock * : Deals from : Shopzilla
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 - ECLECTIC - A Symphonic Rock Fanlisting... V1: ELO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Welcome to Eclectic, the Symphonic Rock fanlisting approved by The Fanlistings.org and run by me!
If you would like to know a bit more about Symphonic Rock or the Fanlistings concept visit here and if you want to learn about the site itself have a look here.
If you're ready to go pop on over to the rules section and let's get started!
eclectic.hellz.net   (103 words)

 Progressive Rock mp3, CDs
"The Progressive Rock music of Stephen Caudel can only be described as 'one-man rock symphonies' - it starts in the realms of Progressive Rock and crosses over the musical spectrum to touch on Classical music, with its rich, at times grandiose displays of intricate guitar work and superb keyboard craftsmanship.
In his one man Symphonic Rock epics 'Wine Dark Sea' and the Arthurian-based The Earth in Turquoise, Caudel proves himself a worthy contender for the Progressive and Symphonic Rock crown."
Stephen's Progressive Rock CD: "THE EARTH IN TURQUOISE" - Click HERE
www.progressive-rock.com   (91 words)

 Amazon.com: Symphonic Rock: Music: Bryan / Vallance, Jim Adams,Dido / Gabriel, Pascal / Statham, Paul Armstrong,Bill / ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Amazon.com: Symphonic Rock: Music: Bryan / Vallance, Jim Adams,Dido / Gabriel, Pascal / Statham, Paul Armstrong,Bill / Buck, Peter / Mills, Mike / Stipe, Michael Berry,Jon / Sambora, Richard / Child, Desmond Bon Jovi,Gary / Reid, Keith Brooker,Eric Clapton,Adam / The Edge / Bono / Mullen, Larry Jr.
Us and Them: Symphonic Pink Floyd ~ London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sing Along With Brockeim: "Stairway to Heaven" parody: A guide by Brockeim, Led Zeppelin fan
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002T7ZM0?v=glance   (912 words)

 Symphonic Rock - What's On In London
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Experience the live sound of 100 members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing rock and pop classics old and new with a spectacular light show.
This concert will include chart hits by Coldplay, Stereophonics, Robbie Williams and Oasis, in addition to all-times favourites such as A Whiter Shade of Pale, Bohemian Rhapsody, Layla, Stairway to Heaven … and many more!
www.allinlondon.co.uk /whats-on.php?event=1776   (168 words)

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