The majority of Satie's output was for the keyboard, but the largest portion of this disc is devoted to three ballets. Actually, it goes a bit beyond that because the album also contains the Trois Gnossiennes orchestrated by this disc's conductor, Ronald Corp, and orchestrations of the Trois Gymnopedies -- the two by Debussy and the third arranged by Corp again. Corp and the New London Orchestra do a fine job overall as far as I'm concerned. The ballet Parade had a scenario by Jean Cocteau and sets and costumes created by Picasso for its premiere. It features a number of whiz-bang sound effects added by Cocteau, which mercifully in this performance are pretty much incorporated into the music and are not terribly intrusive. (Warning: there are gunshots at one point.) I've heard the work many times before, and this performance, if somewhat subdued compared to others, is nonetheless quite good. I must admit that I'm not as fond of Mercure or Relache, the other two ballets on the disc, but they are interesting in their own way and once again Corp and his forces turn in good performances. That leaves the orchestrations of the Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes. Both sets are performed in somewhat spare but very effective style. There's at least a more recent Naxos release, I think, that has the ballets, a disc that I haven't heard, and I can't really do a comprehensive comparison of the Corp disc with other competitors, so I'll just say that on an absolute scale, without reference to the competition, I found this release to be an excellent Satie orchestral collection. The sound is great, and at this price it's definitely worth a look or, more properly, a listen.