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Armenian Dances / John Boyd, Taiwan Wind Ensemble

Bernstein / Taiwan Wind Ensemble / Boyd
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573028   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonard BernsteinJohann Sebastian BachClaude T. SmithChia-Ying Chiang,   ... 
Conductor:  John Boyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taiwan Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Comprising professors and band directors, the Taiwan Wind Ensemble is a leading international exponent of the wind repertory, not least in its exciting series of commissions. On this disc it presents a selection of music of orchestrations and originals from around the world. There are a variety of overtures and evocative dances from Bach to Bernstein, as well as Alfred Reed’s richly colorful Armenian Dances. They are complemented by Taiwanese composer Chia-Ying Chiang’s mysterious and beautiful recent composition A Chasing After The Wind, which takes its title from Ecclesiastes. Comprising professors and band directors, the Taiwan Wind Ensemble is a leading international exponent of the wind repertory, not least in its exciting series of commissions. On this disc it presents a selection of music of orchestrations and originals from around the world. There are a variety of overtures and evocative dances from Bach to Bernstein, as well as Alfred Reed’s richly colorful Armenian Dances. They are complemented by Taiwanese composer Chia-Ying Chiang’s mysterious and beautiful recent composition A Chasing After The Wind, which takes its title from Ecclesiastes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  John Boyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taiwan Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
2. Fantasie in G major, BWV 572 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Boyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taiwan Wind Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
3. Emperata Overture by Claude T. Smith
Conductor:  John Boyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taiwan Wind Ensemble
4. A Chasing After the Wind by Chia-Ying Chiang
Conductor:  John Boyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taiwan Wind Ensemble
5. Armenian Dances by Alfred Reed
Conductor:  John Boyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taiwan Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974-1978; USA 
6. Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  John Boyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taiwan Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 

Sound Samples

Candide: Overture (arr. C. Grundman for wind ensemble)
Piece d'Orgue in G major, BWV 572, "Fantasia in G major" (arr. J.P. Boyd for wind ensemble)
Emperata Overture
A Chasing After the Wind
Armenian Dances: Part I
Armenian Dances: Part II: I. Hov Arek
Armenian Dances: Part II: II. Khoomar
Armenian Dances: Part II: III. Lorva Horovel
Festive Overture, Op. 96 (arr. D. Hunsberger): Festive Overture, Op. 96 (arr. D. Hunsberger for wind ensemble)

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