Orphaned toys come to life in this eerie tour of an abandoned toy store. The work opens and closes with Victor Herbert’s dreamlike Toyland as a Jack-in-the-box plays Pop Goes the Weasel. A wealth of toy sounds make their appearance among diminished chords, tri-tones, and the Dies Irae, which surrounds an aleatoric section featuring a whole host of noisy toys. Highly accessible, extremely creative, and definitely memorable! (2:30)
"Music is not only a story about sounds, it is also and mostly a story about sharing, cohesion and friendship. Because of the actual situation, we could have abandoned our orchestra on the side. But the musicians of the Concert Band of Ennezat, by playing Abandoned Toy Shop from Timothy Loest, show how passionate about music they are, no matter the restraints and the distance. Just as toys which do not find any owners, the musicians are deprived of their public. But despite of everything, they manage to gather together and share their love of music, and a moment of complicity and closeness."
Music Director of Orchestre d'harmonie d'Ennezat, France