New York Rock Ensemble, The

Also known as New York Rock, New York Rock & Roll Ensemble, New York Rock & Roll Ensemble, The, New York Rock 'N' Roll Ensemble, The, New York Rock And Roll Ensemble, The, New York Rock Ensemble, New York Rock N' Roll Ensemble, The
Members of New York Rock Ensemble, The: Brian Corrigan, Clifton Nivison, Dorian Rudnytsky, Martin Fulterman, Michael Kamen

Discography of New York Rock Ensemble, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Roll Over 10 Audio 1971 Columbia
2 Noble Dame 2 Audio 1970 Atlantic
3 Faithful Friends 13 Audio 1969 ATCO Records
4 Reflections 10 Audio 1970 ATCO Records
5 Reflections 10 Audio 1973 Midi
6 Wait Until Tomorrow / The Brandenburg 2 Audio 1969 Atco Records
7 Reflections 10 Audio 2010
8 Running Down The Highway 2 Audio 1971-01-00 CBS
9 Faithful Friends 13 Audio 1969 ATCO Records
10 Reflections 10 Audio 1995 Atlantic
11 Reflections 10 Audio 1970 ATCO Records
12 The New York Rock & Roll Ensemble 13 Audio 1968 ATCO Records
13 Roll Over 10 Audio 1971 CBS
14 Reflections 10 Audio 1995 Atlantic
15 Beautiful / Beautiful Too 2 Audio 1969-08-00 Atco Records
16 Suddenly / Kiss Her Once 2 Audio 1967 ATCO Records
17 Faithful Friends 13 Audio 1969 ATCO Records
18 Roll Over 10 Audio 1970 CBS
19 The Brandenburg / Wait Until Tomorrow 2 Audio 1969 ATCO Records
20 Beside You 4 Audio 1970 Columbia
21 Reflections 10 Audio Atlantic
22 Faithful Friends / Reflections 25 Audio 2005 Red Fox Records
23 Running Down The Highway 2 Audio 1970 CBS
24 Roll Over 10 Audio 1971 CBS
25 Roll Over 10 Audio 1970 CBS
26 Freedomburger 12 Audio 1972 CBS
27 New York Rock 12 Audio 2010 Wounded Bird Records
28 Reflections 10 Audio 1970 ATCO Records
29 Running Down The Highway 2 Audio 1970 CBS


The New York Rock & Roll Ensemble was formed by three Juilliard students ([a=Michael Kamen], [a=Martin Fulterman] ---now known as [a=Mark Snow]--- and [a=Dorian Rudnytsky]) as well as two rock musicians, [a=Brian Corrigan] and [a=Clifton Nivison]. Beginning with their 1968 debut album they broke tradition by using classical music instruments in rock songs and rock instruments in classical pieces. This fusion, daring at the time, impressed legendary conductor [a=Leonard Bernstein] so much that he invited the group to appear at one of his Young People's Concerts with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra where they performed their signature song "Brandenburg", based on the first movement of Bach's Fifth Brandenburg Concerto.

Brandenburg appeared on the group's second LP "Faithful Friends" (1969). This LP had higher production values than their first and contained many of the songs that were part of their live act. Their third album, "Reflections" (1970), was actually recorded prior to Faithful Friends and was a collaboration with Greek composer [a=Manos Hadjidakis] on the score for a film that was never produced. Rhythm guitarist Brian Corrigan departed after the third album and after being part of the only movie appearance by the group, "Zachariah".

The band then shortened its name to The New York Rock Ensemble and switched to Columbia Records. Roll Over (1971) was their most overtly rock album and, at that time, their biggest seller. Their album Freedomburger (1972) was an uneven collection of songs. Soon after the tour supporting this album the band dispersed. Kamen, joined by Rudnytsky and other musicians, gave it one last try when they released New York Rock in 1973.


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