Sounds from the Hudson (Valse Brilliante) is one of Clarke's most delightful solos. Although the technical challenges are less demanding than in many of his works, the musical expression and ensemble playing between the cornet and piano require the performers to pay great attention to detail. Clarke recorded this work with the Sousa Band in 1904 in a somewhat shorter version due to the limitations of time allowed on early cylinder recordings. The full concert version is preseneted here. - the arranger.