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Raise The Roof - Michael Daugherty


Release Date: 02/19/2008 
Label:  Equilibrium   Catalog #: 86   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Michael Daugherty
Performer:  Andre DowellMichael Wayne
Conductor:  Michael Haithcock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Symphony Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This compilation represents works that I composed over the past decade (1997-2007) which were commissioned by the University of Michigan. It is exciting to hear these compositions performed by the University of Michigan Symphony Band in the historic Hill Auditorium, hailed as a "monument to perfect acoustics", with the magnificent Frieze Memorial Organ. Collaborating with the marvelous musicians of the University of Michigan School of Music and conductors of the University of Michigan Symphony Band, Michael Haithcock (2001-present) and H. Robert Reynolds (1975-2001), has been a rewarding experience which continues to be a source of musical inspiration.

Raise the Roof brings the timpani into the orchestral foreground
Read more as the foundation of a grand acoustic construction. I have composed music that gives the timpanist the rare opportunity to play long expressive melodies, and a tour de force cadenza. The timpanist uses a wide variety of performance techniques: extensive use of foot pedals for melodic tuning of the drums, placement of a cymbal upside down on the head of the lowest drum to play glissandi rolls, and striking the drums with regular mallets, wire brushes, maraca sticks, and even bare hands.

I have also composed a lively, pulsating melody for the orchestra combining rock and Latin rhythms.

- Michael Daugherty
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Works on This Recording

1. Asclepius by Michael Daugherty
Conductor:  Michael Haithcock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Symphony Band
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2. Raise the Roof by Michael Daugherty
Performer:  Andre Dowell (Timpani)
Conductor:  Michael Haithcock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Symphony Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2007 
Length: 13 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3. Philadelphia Stories: 3rd movement, Bells for Stokowski by Michael Daugherty
Conductor:  Michael Haithcock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Symphony Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; USA 
Length: 12 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4. Niagara Falls by Michael Daugherty
Conductor:  Michael Haithcock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Symphony Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5. Brooklyn Bridge: East (Brooklyn) by Michael Daugherty
Performer:  Michael Wayne (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Michael Haithcock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Symphony Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; Ohio, USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 10 Secs. 
6. Brooklyn Bridge: South (Statue of Liberty) by Michael Daugherty
Performer:  Michael Wayne (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Michael Haithcock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Symphony Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; Ohio, USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
7. Brooklyn Bridge: West (Lower Manhattan skyline, once dominated by the World Trade Towers) by Michael Daugherty
Performer:  Michael Wayne (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Michael Haithcock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Symphony Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; Ohio, USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
8. Brooklyn Bridge: North (Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and Rockerfeller Center) by Michael Daugherty
Performer:  Michael Wayne (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Michael Haithcock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Symphony Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; Ohio, USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Brooklyn Bridge: IV. North (Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center)

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