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In the Prelims competition, Phantom Regiment placed just a tenth of a point under the Blue Devils, then slipped 0.80 down in the Finals, finishing 2nd for the third year in a row. The production opened with the finale from Camille Saint-Saëns’ 1886 “Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony).” Saint-Saëns was a product of the Romantic era in music, but he personally wasn’t fond of romanticism. He was even less fond of modernism, walking out of the first concert performance of “The Rite of Spring,” offering his opinion that Stravinsky was “mad.” Yet, he was not opposed to innovation, in 1908 becoming the first “name” composer to write a soundtrack for a movie.
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Learn more about the 1979 Phantom Regiment, and save this week only on the Legacy DVD that contains the complete Phantom Regiment performance, along with all finalists from the 1979 World Championship.