"... As the music of the second half of the concert echoed the magical sonorities many listeners first experienced two years ago, all marveled at images included as part of a special new video enhancement for the Suite.
The imagery projected on screens above the orchestra was indeed haunting: mysterious Petroglyphs inscribed on red-rock cliffs; tortured branches silhouetted against an empty desert sky; a lonely falcon soaring in tireless vigil above a harsh landscape of cacti and mesquite.
But it was finally the marvelous music that carried the evening. From the plaintive sweetness of a Native American flute hailing the dawn to the sweet campfire serenade of a fiddler calling pioneer couples to dance, "The Spanish Trail Suite" wonderfully reflects the complex natural and human dynamics of the American Southwest..."
(excerpt from concert review by Bryce Christensen)
Map of Old Spanish Historic Trail
Screen Shots from the High Definition Film
The Old Spanish Trail Filmed entirely on location in high- definition, this presentation includes magnificent flyovers and time-lapse photography that captures the awesome beauty of Southwestern Utah. The Old Spanish Trail was the longest and one of the oldest trails in the American West. It was 1120 miles long and took two and a half months to travel. From the sandstone to the mountain streams, the music and imagery that guides you through its timeless wonders and sheds light on this little known American treasure.
History of the Trail
Performance Licensing- The Tools for Your Success
Full Orchestral Score
The full score is an invaluable additional rehearsal tool that gives the conductor a complete view of the music for every instrument and singer in the show. No need to purchase additional music.
Also included is the Spanish Trail Suite score marked with all the cue points with thumbnails for visual reference for all the cues.
The Software & DVDs
A Training DVD which contains all the movements being sequenced to the music. Allowing the user to watch the DVD, listen to the musical performance, and "sequence" the application on the backstage laptop as practice.
Also included is a "preview" DVD of the Spanish Trail Suite DVD as a POP, demonstrating all the bonus features and historical information presented in the retail DVD that you can sell on consignment in the lobby.
Get In Touch
Extensive phone support for each performance and advice.
As well as any other support material needed to help publicize and market your performance.
If you are interested in licensing the Spanish Trail Suite, please contact Jerry Waddel at 423-894-2677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Own the DVD
- Performed by The Orchestra of Southern Utah
- Special price $24.95 plus S&H
- To order call 866-296-3423 or use PayPal
Filmed entirely on location in high-definition, this presentation includes magnificent flyovers and time-lapse photography that captures the awesome beauty of Southwestern Utah. The Old Spanish Trail was the longest and one of the oldest trails in the American West. From the sandstone to the mountain streams, the music and imagery guides you through its timeless wonders and sheds light on this little known American treasure.
- Commentary audio track with Col. Al Matheson, Old Spanish Trail Historian
- "The Old Spanish Trail – An Historical Perspective" video
- Interview with the composers Marshall McDonald and
- Steven Sharp Nelson along with OSU conductor, Xun Sun
- Slideshow of rarely seen petroglyphs, pictographs,
- untouched landscapes and photographs from the 19th century
- The making of the Spanish Trail Suite featurette
- Trailers and Previews