Thanks very much for the link! I'm glad she choosed that music, because it's really beautiful!
I've gone through all the USFS athlete bios (Team A, B, C, Reserve) that have been updated with music info as of 6/30, 7/3 and 7/7 and 7/10/07, and here's my compilation for the USA team envelope skaters (includes some programs debuted at the recent Broadmoor Open). ***Last updated: August 16, 2007***
SENIOR GRAND PRIX competitors
Kimmie Meissner: "The Feeling Begins" by Peter Gabriel (SP choreographed by Lori Nichol); [hearsay] "Ever After" film soundtrack (FS choreographed by David Wilson)
Emily Hughes: "I Got Rhythm" by Gershwin (SP choreographed by David Wilson); "Carmina Burana" by Orff (FS choreographed by Mark Mitchell)
Alissa Czisny: "The Swan" by Saint-Saens (SP choreographed by Lori Nichol"; "West Side Story" (FS choreographed by David Wilson) - note: this music info is according to a poster at FSU
Bebe Liang: "The Sorceror's Apprentice" (SP choreographed by Braden Overett); "Yellow River Piano Concerto" (FS choreographed by Lori Nichol)
Megan Oster:"Sarabande" by Handel (SP); Selections from the movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (FS); choreographers are Scott Brown, Susie Wynne, Maggie Leski
Caroline Zhang: "Spanish Gypsy" by Ray DeTone (SP choreographed by Tom Dickson); "Ave Maria" by Schubert (FS choreographed by Lori Nichol)
Ashley Wagner: "King Henry VIII" by Saint-Saens (SP); "Jealousy" (tango FS); choreographer is Jill Shipstad-Thomas
Evan Lysacek: Selections from the "Zorro" soundtracks (SP); "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini (FS); choreographer is Lori Nichol (SP & FS)
Johnny Weir: "Lyubov v Trayom" variations on the theme from "Yunona i Avos" by Svetlana Pikous (SP choreographed by Faye Kitariev); "Love is War" by Yoav Goren (FS choreographed by Denis Petukhov)
Ryan Bradley: Music from "The Godfather" (SP choreographed by Braden Overett); Charlie Chaplin (FS choreographed by Nikoli Morozov)
Jeremy Abbott: "Treat" by Carlos Santana (SP choreographed by Kurt Browning);
"Ghost Waltz" from the Mistletoe Bride ballet by Paul Chihara, "Jazz Suite Waltz" from the Eyes Wide Shut soundtrack, "River Waltz" from The Painted Veil soundtrack, "Masquerade Waltz" by Aram Khachaturian (FS choreographed by Tom Dickson)
Scott Smith: "Night Train" (last year's SP); FS music: TBD; choreographers are Nikoli Morozov, Jamie Isley
Stephen Carriere: "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin (SP); Zoot Suit medley (FS); choreographers are Jamie Isley, Mark Mitchell
Brooke Castile/Ben Okolski: L'Arena" by Ennio Morricone from the Kill Bill Volume 2 soundtrack (SP); "Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov (FS); choreographer is Marina Zoueva
Rena Inoue/John Baldwin: "La Cumparsita" (SP); Selections by Wagner (FS); choreographer is Oksana Grishuk
Naomi Nari Nam/Themi Leftheris: "Piano Fantasy" by Aaron Copland (SP); "Liebestraum" by Franz Liszt (FS); choreographer is Peter Oppegard
Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig: "Stray Cat Strut" by the Stray Cats and Brian Setzer (SP choreographed by Christine Hough Sweeney); Ravel's "Daphnis and Chloe" combined with Debussy's "Reverie" (FS choreographed by Jim Peterson)
Tiffany Vise/Derek Trent: "Harem" by Sarah Brightman (SP choreographed by Trent with Vise's input); "Les Miserables" (last year's FS (choreographed by Doug Ladret, Julie Patterson)
Julia Vlassov/Drew Meekins: SP music: TBA; Titanic Symphony (FS); choreographer is Marina Zoueva
Keauna McLaughlin/Rockne Brubaker: "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven (SP); "Romeo & Juliet" by Prokofiev and Rota (last year's FS); choreographer is Dalilah Sappenfield
Tanith Belbin/Ben Agosto: Music TBA
Melissa Gregory/Denis Petukhov: Music TBA
Meryl Davis/Charlie White: OD TBA; "Eleanor's Dream/Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles (FD); choreographers are Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva
Kimberly Navarro/Brent Bommentre: Music TBA
Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt: "Heyka" by Oleg Ponomarev and "Nane Tsokha" by Valentina Ponomareva (OD); "Verano Porteno" by Astor Piazzolla (FD); choreographers are Yasa Netchaeva, Iouri Tchesnitchenko
SENIOR B competitors
Derrick Delmore: "Malaguena" (last year's SP); FS music TBA; choreographers are himself, Shirley Hughes, Jill Shipstad Thomas
Shaun Rogers: "Battle on the Ice" from Alexander Nevsky by Prokofiev (last year's SP choreographed by Vitali Popkov); Music from the Grindhouse movie soundtrack (FS choreographed by Braden Overett)
Danielle Kahle: Music from "Kill Bill: Volume 1" (last year's SP choreographed by Alex Chang); Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (FS choreographed by Cindy Stuart)
Megan Williams-Stewart: "It Ain't Necessarily So" by Gershwin; "Caravan" by Duke Ellington; "The Thrill is Gone" by B.B. King (last year's SP); "The Stone" by Andreas Vollenweider; "Beauty and the East" and "The Berber of Seville" by Bombay Dub Orchestra; "Tribal" by Benise (last year's FS)
Jennifer Wester/Daniil Barantsev: Fiddle Music & Country Waltz (OD); FD Music: TBA; choreographers are Angelika Krylova, Pasquale Camerlengo
Katy Taylor: Legends of the Fall soundtrack (last year's SP); Selections from "Freedom" by Michael W. Smith (FS); choreographers are Jana Conter and Mark Poole
Parker Pennington: Flamenco Mix (SP choreographed by Nikoli Morozov); FS music TBA
Nicholas LaRoche: Fiesta Flamenca (SP); Medley of "Unchained Melody," the love theme from the Robin Hood soundtrack, "and Unforgettable" (last year's FS)
Michelle Boulos: "The Hours" soundtrack (SP); "Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky (FS); choreographer is Scott Brown
JUNIOR GRAND PRIX competitors
Rachael Flatt: "It Ain't Necessarily So" (from Porgy and Bess) by Gershwin (SP choreographed by Tom Dickson); FS music: TBA (a modern-sounding piano concerto, choreographed by Lori Nichol)
Juliana Cannarozzo: "Sleepwalk" (SP); "The Argentine Tango" (last year's FS); choreographers are Mark Mitchell and Jamie Isley
Melissa Bulanhagui: "Pink Panther" Remix (SP); Music from the Shall We Dance? and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights soundtracks (last year's FS); choreographer is Karen Ludington
Mirai Nagasu:"I Got Rhythm" - variations for Piano and Orchestra by George Gershwin arranged by Fazil Say (SP); "Coppelia" ballet by Delibes (FS); choreographer is Lori Nichol
Blake Rosenthal: "Close Without Touching" from "Spirit of Olympia" by David Arkenstone (last year's SP); "Rondo Capriccioso" by Saint-Saens (FS); choreographers are Jill Cosgrove, Karl Kurtz
Alexe Gilles: "Windspirits" from Xotica's "Journey to the Heart," composed by René Dupéré, Elise Velle, etc. (SP); "Oceanic" by Vangelis (FS); choreographer is Catarina Lindgren
Chrissy Hughes: "Hymn to Hope" by Secret Garden (SP); Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major by E.W. Korngold (FS); choreographer is Corrie Martin
Angela Maxwell: "Fever" and "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck (SP); Finding Nemo soundtrack (FS); choreographer is Nick Traxler
Kristine Musademba: "Exodus" by Ernest Gold (SP); "Caravan" by Duke Ellington (FS); choreographers are Simone Grigorescu, Uschi Keszler
Tommy Steenberg: "Le Corsaire" by Riccardo Drigo (SP choreographed by Chris Conte); "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel (FS choreographed by Pasquale Camerlengo)
Eliot Halverson: "Libertango" by Bond (SP); "2046 Main Theme" by Shigeru Umebayashi, "Nostradamus" by Maksim Mrvica (FS); choreographer is Svetlana Kulikova
Brandon Mroz: "Night on Bald Mountain" by Modest Mussorgsky (SP choreographed by Kurt Browning); "King of the Forest" by Edvin Marton (FS choreographed by Tom Dickson)
Austin Kanallakan: "Beethoven's Last Night" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra (SP); TBA (FS); choreographer is Nikoli Morozov)
Curran Oi: "Phantom of the Opera" (SP choreographed by Jamie Isley); "Freedom" by Michael W. Smith (last year's FS, choreographed by Mark Mitchell)
Douglas Razzano: "Warsaw Concerto" by Richard Addinsell (SP); "Tosca" by Puccini (FS); choreographer is Doug Ladret
Adam Rippon: "Toccata & Fugue" by J.S. Bach (SP); "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven (FS); choreographer is Nikolai Morozov
Richard Dornbush: "La Virgen de la Macarena" by Genaro Nuñez (SP); Celtic medley (FS); choreographer is Braden Overett
Armin Mahbanoozadeh: "Symphonic Dances" by Rachmaninoff (SP); "Spartacus" by Khachaturian (FS); choreographer is Nathan Birch
Bianca Butler/Joseph Jacobsen: "Love Story" (SP); "El Sombrero de Tres Picos" by de Falla and "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Rodrigo (FS); choreographer is Renee Roca
Jessica Rose Paetsch/Jon Nuss: "Por una Cabeza" by Carlos Gardel (SP); "Capone" by Ronan Hardiman (FS); choreographer is Dalilah Sappenfield
Kaela Pflumm/Chris Pottenger: Amelie soundtrack (SP choreographed by Natalia Linichuk); Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Allegro Scherzando (last year's FS)
Meg Byrne/Nate Bartholomay: The theme from "Earth Dance" (SP); "Finlandia" by Sibelius (last year's FS); choreographer is Donna Helgenberg
Chelsi Guillen/Danny Curzon: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber (SP); The Legend of Zorro soundtrack by James Horner (FS); choreographer is Doug Ladret
Shantel Jordan/Steven Elefante: "Liebestraum" (SP); Bridge to Terabithia soundtrack (FS); choreographers are Diana Goolsbey, Marina Zoueva
Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates: "Kalinka" and "Russikie Napievi" by Balalaika (OD); "Luna" by Alessandro Safina (FD); choreographers are Iouri Tchesnitchenko, Iaroslava Netchaeva
Madison Hubbell/Keiffer Hubbell: German Polka and Yodel (OD); "Hope" by Apocalyptica Cult (FD); choreographers are Iouri Tchesnitchenko, Iaroslava Netchaeva
Piper Gilles/Timothy McKernan: Louisiana Blues - "St. James Infirmary" (OD choreographed by Mathew Gates); "Cinderella" by Prokofiev (FD choreographed by Tom Dickson)
Shannon Wingle/Ryan Devereaux: Jewish folk music (OD); "Concierto de Aranjuez" (FD); choreographer is Igor Shpilband
Pilar Bosley/John Corona: Turkish folk dance (OD by Natalia Linichuk); "Still Loving You" by the Scorpions and Berlin Orchestra (FD choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo)
Sara Bailey/Kyle Herring: Zorba the Greek (OD); Selections from the movies 300 and Chronicles of Narnia (FD); choreographers are Alexandr Kirsanov, Irina Romanova, Christie Moxley
Anastasia Cannuscio/Dean Copely: "Kalinka" (Russian folk music OD); Kill Bill soundtrack (FD); choreographer is Elena Garanina
Isabelle Cannuscio/Ian Lorello: African folk "Zulu chants" (OD); "Jive" from Edward Scissorhands soundtrack (FD); choreographers are Natalia Linichuk, Sasha Kirsanov
Madison Chock/Greg Zuerlein: "Dark Eyes" (OD); "West Side Story" (FD); choreographer is Igor Shpilband
Rachel Tibbetts/Collin Brubaker: "Korabushka" (OD); "Tosca" by Puccini; choreographer is Tom Dickson
TEAM C & RESERVE - SENIOR
Braden Overett: SP: TBD; Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack (last year's FS); Overett is his own choreographer
Christine Zukowski: SP Music TBA; "Phantom of the Opera" (FS); choreographers are Priscilla Hill, Peter Briccotto
Megan Hyatt: "Espana Cani" performed by Manhattan Pops Orchestra; "Deborah's Theme" from Once Upon a Time in America by Ennio Morricone, performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Roma Sinfonietta (FS); choreographers are Scott Brown, Susie Wynne Barth
Jordan Miller: "The Terminal" soundtrack (last year's SP choreographed by Vitali Popov); FS TBA
Geoffry Varner: Music TBA
TEAM C & RESERVE - JUNIOR
Alexander Johnson: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor by Camille Saint-Saens (last year's SP music); Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saens and Meditation from "Thais" by Jules Massenet (FS); choreographers are Sebastien Britten, Joan Orvis
Keegan Messing: "Fundamental" by Lesiem (SP); Gremlins soundtrack (FS); choreographer is Rory Flack Burghart
Carolyn-Ann Alba: "Love Story" (SP); "Salome Dance" (FS); choreographers are Wendy Burge, herself
Andrea Best/Trevor Young: "Malaguena" (SP); "Spartacus" (FS); choreographer is Marina Zoueva
Tracy Tanovich/Michael Chau: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire soundtrack (SP); "The Snow Queen Suite" from The Nutcracker (FS); choreographers are Jim Peterson, Christine Hough Sweeney
Jaylyn Kelly/Gabe Woodruff: Mozart medley (SP); selections from the Henry V film soundtrack (FS); choreographer is Yuka Sato
Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani: Japanese (taiko) drum music (OD); a modern dance-style program to contemporary piano compositions (FD); choreographer is Tom Dickson
Last edited by Sylvia; 08-16-2007 at 10:46 PM. Reason: added music for Meissner (hearsay), Lysacek, Taylor, LaRoche, Pennington, Williams-Stewart, Boulos, Gilles, Kanallakan, etc.
Fabulous list, Sylvia. I could comment on each one. No time at the moment.
I'm not so sure about how well suited "The Scorcerer's Apprentice' will be for Bebe, but whatever the 'Yellow River Concerto' is, with Lori and Branden, choreographing, it has to be great. btw, is this a Chinese composition about the Yalu River?
Sylvia thanks for the update!
Caroline is using the Schubert Ave Maria --- I prefer the Gounod version, but I'm sure shw would be lovely skating to either.
Here is some interesting information about the Yellow River (Huang Ho) piano concerto. It was banned during the Chinese "cultural revolution" for being too Western.
Thanks for the detailed update, Sylvia. I can't wait to see some of these - really can't wait to hear the cut from Kill Bill II and see what Brooke and Ben do with it.
yeah, I can picture Bebe skating to that. I somtimes wish that bebe would pick slower music... maybe she is rushing too much and that is why she always messes up in the long. it is hard to skate to fast music for four minuites!!
Thanks Sylvia for doing all the work that i was going to do. So glad the hear that Castile and Olkoski are using Sherezade. great music... a warhorse i know.... but ican;t help it.
I can't wait to hear what Alissia is doing. I wonder if she is keeping Sabrina.
I heard the news her new SP music is spanish gypsy.
Tried to find the song for hours and i found some...
but i have no idea about which song is a real caroline's music used in SP.
first link (track #10)
and the second one
Sounds a bit different.........
Which is the correct one? pick one for me plz.
I must say i am dissipointed with Inouoe and Baldwins choices. I feel that they do not challange themselves at all with diffrent choices each year, and thier freeskates all pretty much look alike. Wagner does not sound very promising. The only porgram that i thought was pretty new and good was the modern firebird number a few years ago. Lately they have been doing classical medelys... blue costumes. i feel that they need somthing more challanging. Opinions?
also... Kimmie has choosen the feeling begins for her SP music.... not sure about how that will work. I love the music but i don't feel that kimmie could really live up to it and give the drama and passion that you hear in the music.
Last edited by Tinymavy15; 07-03-2007 at 01:59 PM.