The Lake of the Ozarks is a large reservoir created by the Osage River in central Missouri. The lake has earned the nickname “The Magic Dragon”. the spectacular scenery characteristic of the Ozarks has also helped transform the lake into a major tourist area. More than 5 million people visit the lake every year.
Cusco was a German cross-cultural new-age music band named after the Peruvian city of Cusco, which was once the capital of the Inca Empire. The band’s music contains influences from music around the world, with an emphasis on South American flute sounds and melodies. Cusco’s melodic and energetic music is a fusion of modern and ethnic styles with influences from classical music and rock music sensibilities. The band was led by founders Michael Holm (Lothar Bernhard Walter; 1943–) and Kristian Schultze (1945–2011). Michael Holm, already a successful vocal artist, sought to make a musical tribute to ancient cultures. He and Kristian Schultze, formerly a member of the jazz band Passport, shared musical and historical interests. In 1979, they formed Cusco, and released their first album in 1980 and their end album in 2003. Their albums reached high on the instrumental/new age music sales charts. They were nominated for a Grammy award three times. Cusco’s music is frequently used as pre-show background music in Epcot called IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, and has been used as bumper music for the popular American syndicated radio program Coast to Coast AM, as well as several television advertisements, including a Bud Ice beer commercial. Additionally, Cusco composed and performed symphonic new age music for the German television special Sielmann.
Musical Theme ” Lake of the Ozarks ”
BSC Music 1981 * Cusco II
Composed by Michael Van Almsick & Ralf Toursel