Apparently I’ve only posted one Renaissance song to Tumblr since switching to Jotcamp. That needs fixing, so here’s the thundering titular track off of their 1972 record, Prologue.
Renaissance is a 70s progressive rock group with a serious classical bent. Lots of prog bands claim to have classical influences, but… Renaissance took a real stab at classical-rock fusion. Though they lasted into the eighties, they preferred actual string, horn, and woodwind sections to synthesisers, giving their music an epic sound and distinguishing [themselves] from contemporaries like King Crimson or Genesis.