Orchestral Society for the Preservation of the Orchestra

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While working on his album Slaves' Graves & Ballads, David Longstreth came up with the idea of using an orchestra: "I wanted to use classical instruments for their individual timbres and peculiarities. I got together a bunch of musicians—two violins, cello, flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, and a percussionist—and I called them the First Orchestral Society for the Preservation of the Orchestra. We rehearsed and recorded my scores from midnight to the break o’ day for three consecutive nights in December. I recorded my own singing on top of them afterwards." Longstreth later employed The Orchestral Society on the album The Getty Address.
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West 029 Orchestral Society for the Preservation of the Orchestra - Slaves' Graves & Ballads album art Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors - Slaves' Graves & Ballads(CD, Album) Western Vinyl West 029 US 2004 Sell This Version
West 032 Orchestral Society for the Preservation of the Orchestra - The Getty Address album art Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors - The Getty Address (Album) Western Vinyl West 032 US 2005 Sell This Version
BV-12 Orchestral Society for the Preservation of the Orchestra - Highlights From The Getty Address album art Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors - Highlights From The Getty Address(CD, Smplr) BV2 Produktions BV-12 Finland 2006 Sell This Version