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In The World Of The Spirits: Christmas Classics For Wind Band

Smith / Emory Symphonic Winds / Stewart
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude T. SmithTraditionalGustav HolstPhilip Sparke,   ... 
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Emory Symphonic Winds, comprised of members of the Emory Wind Ensemble and the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, are American leaders in the commissioning of new music. Bruce Broughton’s In the World of Spirits was dedicated to the ensemble and is a work of action, dynamism and electric physicality. Christmas carols and hymns are explored by Gustav Holst while Jennifer Higdon charts the intangible beauty of music itself. Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music is a classic of symphonic band writing: rich, colorful and sonorous. The Emory Symphonic Winds, comprised of members of the Emory Wind Ensemble and the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, are American leaders in the commissioning of new music. Bruce Broughton’s In the World of Spirits was dedicated to the ensemble and is a work of action, dynamism and electric physicality. Christmas carols and hymns are explored by Gustav Holst while Jennifer Higdon charts the intangible beauty of music itself. Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music is a classic of symphonic band writing: rich, colorful and sonorous. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis by Claude T. Smith
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds
2. Greensleeves by Traditional
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
3. In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
4. A Winter's Tale by Philip Sparke
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds
5. In the World of Spirits by Bruce Broughton
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds
6. Christmas Day, H 109 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; England 
7. Mysterium by Jennifer Higdon
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds
8. Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
9. Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Scott A. Stewart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emory Symphonic Winds

Sound Samples

Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis
Greensleeves (arr. A. Reed)
Christmas Day (arr. L. Daehn)
A Winter's Tale
In the World of Spirits
In the bleak midwinter (arr. R.W. Smith)
Mysterium
Russian Christmas Music
Sleigh Ride

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