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Of Shadow & Light / Popiel, University of Kansas Wind Ensemble


Release Date: 02/17/2017 
Label:  Klavier Records   Catalog #: 11216  
Composer:  Steven BryantAaron PerrineJames BarnesJoel Puckett,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul W. Popiel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ideas about lightness and shadow have inspired countless artists throughout the years as expressions of beauty and mystery, sources of comfort and harbingers of doom, and representations of divinity and chaos. Each in their own way, the works on this release engage with images of light and shadow, reflecting the breadth of emotions wrapped up in this basic dichotomy that shapes all of our experiences. The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble has been described as “one of America’s most esteemed concert bands.” (New York Times) After the group’s Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, New York Times described the ensemble as “performing with polish, assurance and copious spirit, eliciting a rousing ovation.” Pieces by leading contemporary wind band Read more composers are featured on this new release, including Steven Bryant, Aaron Perrine, James Barnes, Joel Puckett, John Mackey, and Joni Greene. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Radiant Joy by Steven Bryant
Conductor:  Paul W. Popiel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Only Light by Aaron Perrine
Conductor:  Paul W. Popiel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
3.
Visions Macabres, Op. 40 by James Barnes
Conductor:  Paul W. Popiel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
4.
Knells for Bonnie by Joel Puckett
Conductor:  Paul W. Popiel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
5.
Shelterig Sky by John Mackey
Conductor:  Paul W. Popiel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; United States 
6.
The Moon Glistens by Joni Greene
Conductor:  Paul W. Popiel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Kansas Wind Ensemble

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