The Enemy God and Dance of the Spirit of Darkness – by Sergei Prokofiev
Arranged by Wes Hopper in his “cranky” period, this arrangement is extremely challenging while being well thought-out and rewarding to put together. It requires a high level of individual mastery. Yes, I know. This isn’t the correct title (but it just sounds cooler this way). Music history buffs beware. In the same way that in 2019, one shouldn’t play Stravinsky as if they’ve never heard Coltrane or Zappa or The Bee Gees (unless one is in a stuffy, historically accurate, third person point of view “period”), this is a sassy, post-Emerson, Lake and Palmer arrangement of mvmt. 2 of Prokofiev’s Scythian Suite. It rips!