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Symphonic rock
Stylistic origins: Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Classical music
Cultural origins: early 1970s, England
Typical instruments: Guitar - Bass - Keyboards - Piano - Drums - Violin - and other acoustic and electronic instruments
Mainstream popularity: western culture, 1970s
Fusion genres
Symphonic metal

Symphonic rock is a subgenre of rock music, and more specifically, progressive rock. Since early in progressive rock's history, the term has sometimes been used to distinguish the more sophisticated classically influenced progressive rock from the more psychedelic and experimental offerings, though some use the term to refer to any type of progressive rock. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article discusses classical music in the first sense (see below). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a bass string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set - the latter an old-fashioned term) is a collection of drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a sole percussionist (drummer), usually for jazz, rock, or other types of contemporary music. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... Leonardo da Vincis Vitruvian Man, for many a symbol of the changes of the Western culture during the Renaissance Western culture or Western civilization is a term used to generally refer to most of the cultures of European origin and most of their descendants. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For psychedelics, see psychedelic drug. ... Experimental rock or Avant rock is a type of art music based on rock and roll which experiments with the basic elements of the genre, and/or which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique. ...


In recent years, symphonic rock has been more clearly recognized as one of a number of progressive rock subgenres, although the lines that separate symphonic rock from other types of progressive rock are often difficult to see, since relatively few progressive bands ever set out to make a symphonic album, as opposed to a progressive one. 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. Look up genre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...


This makes it difficult to pigeon hole any progressive band as being specifically a symphonic rock band, with the exception of rare bands such as Renaissance, England's The Enid, and Switzerland's Flame Dream who used symphonic orchestration and classical styles in almost every composition, clearly embracing what is the principle of the term. Annie Haslam Renaissance were an English progressive rock band popular in the 1970s. ... The Enid is a British rock band founded in 1975 by Robert John Godfrey, Stephen Stewart and Francis Lickerish. ... A symphony is an extended piece of music for orchestra, especially one in the form of a sonata. ... Orchestration is the study or practice of writing music for orchestra (or, more loosely, for any musical ensemble) or of adapting for orchestra music composed for another medium. ... This article discusses classical music in the first sense (see below). ...


Some of the best examples of a completely symphonic rock album are done by artists who are better known for other types of music. For example, Jon Lord, who has composed symphonic rock concertos and suites as solo projects, is better known as a member of the hard rock band Deep Purple. Joe Jackson, who is better known in the New Wave genre, has recently released a rock symphony. Alan Stivell's Celtic Symphony (1979) is mainly based on the fusion of Rock and Symphonic music, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, primarily known as a musical theatre artist, has composed an album of rock variations on a theme by Paganini. Jon Douglas Lord (born Leicester 9 June 1941) is an English composer, Hammond organ and piano player. ... Origin Etymology Concerto (from the Latin concertus, from certare, to strive, also confused with concentus), in its most general sense, is a name for a piece of classical music in which there are two distinct groups of instruments, one larger than the other. ... It has been suggested that Suite_de_Danses be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Joe Jackson (born August 11, 1954 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, as David Ian Jackson) is an English musician and singer/songwriter probably best-known for the 1979 hit song Is She Really Going Out With Him?, which still gets extensive FM radio airplay, and for his 1982 hit, Steppin... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... Alan Stivell at Lorient Alan Stivell (born Alan Cochevelou January 6, 1944) is a Breton musician from the town of Gourin. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (October 27, 1782 – May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. ...

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Attributes of symphonic rock

Symphonic rock is best described as the combining of rock and classical music traditions. Classical devices often employed in symphonic rock include the following. Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ...

  • Rock arrangements of themes from classical music.
  • Classical composition structures.
  • The accompaniment of a symphony orchestra.
  • Use of classical instruments, such as cello and harpsichord.
  • Higher complexity than other types of rock and popular music.
  • Elaborate compositions in the formats of concertos, suites, symphonies, tone poems and operas.
  • Prominent use of the synthesizer as a substitute for symphonic orchestration.

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Artists

Recording acts who make or have made prominent use of symphonic rock include:

Certain neo-prog bands, such as Glass Hammer, Apocalypse, and Par Lindh Project, continue the traditions of 70's symphonic rock. This article is about the collective named The Alan Parsons Project. ... Genera Diomedea Thalassarche Phoebastria Phoebetria Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm-petrels and diving-petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). ... Anathallo is an indie band from Mt. ... Ayreon is the most popular project by Dutch composer and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen. ... Barclay James Harvest is a British rock band specialising in Symphonic/Melodic Rock with folk/progressive/classical influences. ... Banzai may refer to: A traditional Japanese exclamation meaning Ten thousand years Banzai charge or banzai attack, a last desperate military charge Banzai (television show), a spoof of Japanese gameshows Banzai (the DVD betting game), a DVD game based on the television show Banzai (The Lion King), a hyena character... Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971. ... Cathedral are a heavy metal/doom metal band from Coventry, England // The band was founded in 1989 by Lee Dorrian (a former member of Napalm Death), Mark Griff Griffiths (a former Carcass roadie) and Garry Gaz Jennings (formerly of Acid Reign). ... This article is about the rock band. ... Mr. ... Echolyn is a progressive rock band and in a way they defy categorization. ... “ELO” redirects here. ... ELP can also stand for Extra Long Play, a format for the VCR tape. ... For almost one and a half decades, San Francisco based Enchant are celebrating their typical American mix of prog, neo prog, classic and melodic rock. ... This article is about the progressive rock band. ... Evanescence is a Grammy Award-winning American alternative rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1998 by singer Amy Lee and former guitarist Ben Moody. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... The Flaming Lips (formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983) are a Grammy-award winning[1] American alternative rock band. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Glass Hammer is a progressive rock band from Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... (please see The Go, for the garage rock band from Detroit, MI) Go was a band made up of Stomu Yamashta (percussion and keyboards), Steve Winwood (vocals and keyboards), Al Di Meola (lead guitar), Klaus Schulze (synthesizers), Jerome Rimson (bass guitar), Pat Thrall (guitar on Live), Brother James (congas on... Gordon Giltrap (born 6 April, 1948, Kent) is an English virtuoso acoustic and electric guitarist and composer, whose musical styles span multiple genres - folk, blues, folk-rock, pop, classical and rock. ... Greenslade is an English progressive rock band Discography 1973 : Greenslade 1973 : Bedside Manners Are Extra 1974 : Spyglass Guest 1975 : Time and Tide 2000 : Live (recorded in 1973-75) 2000 : Large Afternoon 2002 : Greenslade 2001 - Live The Full Edition Category: ... Il Rovescio della Medaglia, or RDM, were an Italian hard rock and symphonic rock band. ... Jethro Tull are a Grammy Award winning English rock band that formed in 1967-1968[1]. Their music is marked by the distinctive vocal style and lead flute work of front man Ian Anderson. ... Kansas is an American progressive rock band who became a major arena rock group in the late 1970s. ... Lana Lane Lane Lane is a North American singer, which has sung backing vocals for the band Rocket Scientists, guest sung on Ayreon albums and pursues a solo career. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mannheim Steamroller is an 18th century classical rock group founded by Chip Davis, and co-founded by Jackson Berkey, well-known for their modern recordings of holiday music (notably Christmas). ... Michael Gordon Oldfield (born May 15, 1953 in Reading, England) is a multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends progressive rock, folk, ethnic or world music, classical music, electronic music and more recently dance. ... Sir Ian McKellen portrays Gandalf in The Two Towers. ... Moi dix Mois is a Japanese band, and the solo project of Mana, formerly the leader and guitarist of the influential Japanese Visual Kei band Malice Mizer. ... The Moody Blues are a British rock band originally from Birmingham, England. ... New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... New Trolls are an Italian progressive rock band known for their fusion of rock and classical music. ... Nightwish is a Finnish symphonic power metal band formed in 1996 in the town of Kitee. ... Nirvana are a UK-based progressive rock band formed in 1967, primarily active in the late 1960s and early 1970s - and still sporadically active to the present day. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. ... The Polyphonic Spree is a self-described choral symphonic rock group from the Dallas, Texas area. ... Pentwater can refer to: The village of Pentwater, Michigan Pentwater Township, Michigan Category: ... Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) is an Italian progressive rock band that achieved a high level of popularity in the 1970s, with success in both the British and American charts. ... Procol Harum is an English rock band, formed in the 1960s, who built a heavy foundation for what would become progressive rock. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Renaissance (French for rebirth, or Rinascimento in Italian), was a cultural movement in Italy (and in Europe in general) that began in the late Middle Ages, and spanned roughly the 14th through the 17th century. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Salem Hill is an American progressive rock band, often compared with Echolyn and Spocks Beard. ... Sky was an English based progressive rock band, formed in 1978 when classical guitarist John Williams decided to team up with Herbie Flowers, Francis Monkman, Tristan Fry and Kevin Peek. ... Starcastle is a progressive rock band from St. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Trans-Siberian Orchestra (often abbreviated as TSO) is a Rock and Heavy Metal orchestra founded by Paul ONeill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva in 1996. ... TriPod is a rock trio that dispenses with guitars and keyboards. ... This article is about the band. ... Waterclime is yet another project of Vintersorg, of Borknagar and Otyg fame as well as other bands. ... Welcome is a band from Seattle. ... Within Temptation is a metal band from the Netherlands. ... X Japan, or X which was their initial name, was a Japanese Visual kei band, the brainchild of Yoshiki (Yoshiki Hayashi). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Yezda Urfa is an American progressive rock band founded in the seventies. ... Neo-progressive (or neo-prog) is a sub-genre of rock music, a form of progressive rock developed and briefly popular in the 1980s, although it lives on today. ... Glass Hammer is a progressive rock band from Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... Apocalypse is a progressive rock band from Brazil that plays symphonic rock with strong keyboard orientation. ...


However, symphonic rock has never been exclusive to progressive rock artists. In the late 1960s, The Who presented the first rock opera, and in the 1970s, many popular artists experimented with symphonic rock, such as Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Gino Vannelli and Stevie Wonder. Symphonic rock is also often heard on movie and video game soundtracks. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Gino Vannelli (born June 16, 1952 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian singer/songwriter. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ...


One of the most successful bands to employ symphonic rock as a regular feature was The Electric Light Orchestra. “ELO” redirects here. ...


In more recent times, new rock genres have revived the idea of fusing classical music with rock music, such as the power metal band Rhapsody of Fire, the Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer, symphonic black metal bands like Dimmu Borgir or Emperor and the theatrical rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Juilliard-trained Michael Kamen successfully orchestrated music for such artists as Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Queen, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, The Who, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Queensrÿche, Rush, Metallica, Herbie Hancock, The Cranberries, Bryan Adams, Sting and Kate Bush. In the late 1990s, the London Symphony Orchestra produced a series of symphonic rock albums, and in the early 2000s, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra also produced a series with the shopping firm Marks and Spencer called Symphonic Rock which featured many classic rock songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Everybody Hurts, Bittersweet Symphony and Bat out of Hell. In 1996, Trans-Siberian Orchestra was founded which took Christmas music and turned it into the rock sensation it is today. Today, the group has four albums, a DVD and a trilogy available. The albums are entitled: Christmas Eve and Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, The Lost Christmas Eve and Beethoven's Last Night. They are currently working on another album entitled Night Castle. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dimmu Borgir (pronounced Dim-moo-bore-gear ) is a symphonic black metal band from Norway. ... Emperor is a seminal and infamous Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991. ... Trans-Siberian Orchestra (often abbreviated as TSO) is a Rock and Heavy Metal orchestra founded by Paul ONeill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva in 1996. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the band Pink Floyd. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... For the approach to music education, see Eurhythmics. ... Queensrÿche (pronounced IPA: ) is a heavy/progressive metal band formed in 1981 in Bellevue, Washington, near Seattle. ... Rush is a Canadian rock band comprising bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 27 July 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Kate Bush (Born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958, Bexleyheath, Greater London) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is an English orchestra based in London. ... Marks and Spencer plc (known also as M&S and sometimes colloquially as Marks and Sparks) is the largest retailer in the United Kingdom by sales. ... Bohemian Rhapsody is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ... Everybody Hurts is a song by R.E.M. that attempts to empathise with people who are thinking of committing suicide and to comfort them. ... Bittersweet Symphony is a song by the band The Verve, appearing on their third album, Urban Hymns. ... This article describes the album by Meat Loaf. ... Trans-Siberian Orchestra (often abbreviated as TSO) is a Rock and Heavy Metal orchestra founded by Paul ONeill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva in 1996. ... Christmas Eve and Other Stories is a CD of Christmas carols by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. ... The Christmas Attic is the second CD of Christmas carols by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. ... The Lost Christmas Eve is the fourth album from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. ... Beethovens Last Night is a concept album by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, released in the year 2000. ... Night Castle is a future album that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is currently working on. ...


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  • The Italian Progressive Rock scene with such bands as Premiata Forneria Marconi and Banco del Mutuo Soccorso. This genre's output was mainly concentrated around the years 1972-1974. Arguably, it was quite more symphonic than its English-speaking counterparts, with significantly more acoustic instrumentation, but was fairly similar in sound. It is, more or less, only considered a separate category due it's Italian lyrics and the background and cultures behind the scene.
  • The José Cid album 10,000 Anos Depois Entre Venus E Marte released in 1978. It consists of a progressive concept album, considered by Billboard magazine to be in the top 100 progressive albums, and by many to be one of the Mellotron masterpieces. Cid's style on the record is very similar to the French take on symphonic rock with lots of string synths, Mellotron and a very simple melodic style. The guitar work works well with the keyboards. Lyrics are sung in native Portuguese. Most of the songs, influenced by a sort of mix combining The Moody Blues and Pink Floyd psychedelia were composed by Cid, some of them with the help of bass player Mike Sargent and drummer Ramon Galarza.
  • Danse Macabre, the second album released by Esperanto, clearly influenced the first album of the Alan Parsons Project, Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
  • Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé's 1988 album Barcelona.
  • Julius Dobos introduced film score-like approach and the electronic sounds of the late '90s to progressive rock (mixed with the traditional symphonic and rock elements of the genre) on his 1999 album Mountain Flying recorded with Sebestyen Marta and the NHS Orchestra.
  • Robert Beriau "The Cycle of Love; Part 1 to 4" (2005 album "Falling back to where I began")[1]

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Symphonic rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (497 words)
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.
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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.
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