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Ace Composers: 21st Century Chamber Music


Release Date: 04/08/2016 
Label:  Ravello   Catalog #: 7928   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Christopher A. SchmitzAlan SchmitzEric Schmitz
Performer:  Monty ColeMarcus ReddickRandy GrabowskiYu-Ting Su,   ... 
Conductor:  David Gompper
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release features compositions by a true musical family: Alan Schmitz and his two sons, Christopher and Eric. Alan Schmitz currently serves at the University of Northern Iowa as Professor of Composition and Music Theory. He has received numerous commissions from organizations including the Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundation, the Iowa Arts Council, and the Alaska Council on the Arts. Alan’s sons Christopher and Eric are also professors, at the Townsend School of Music, Mercer University, and SUNY Oswego, respectively. This new release features compositions by a true musical family: Alan Schmitz and his two sons, Christopher and Eric. Alan Schmitz currently serves at the University of Northern Iowa as Professor of Composition and Music Theory. He has received numerous commissions from organizations including the Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundation, the Iowa Arts Council, and the Alaska Council on the Arts. Alan’s sons Christopher and Eric are also professors, at the Townsend School of Music, Mercer University, and SUNY Oswego, respectively. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Miniatures (5) by Christopher A. Schmitz
Performer:  Monty Cole (Saxophone), Marcus Reddick (Percussion)
Period: Contemporary 
2.
Trio for Trumpet, Horn & Trombone by Alan Schmitz
Performer:  Randy Grabowski (Trumpet), Yu-Ting Su (Horn), Anthony Williams (Trombone)
Period: Contemporary 
3.
Reflections by Eric Schmitz
Performer:  Jeff Campbell (Electric Bass), Charles Pillow (Horn), Bob Sneider (Electric Guitar),
Rich Thompson (Drums)
Period: Contemporary 
4.
Hexachord Fantasy by Alan Schmitz
Performer:  Wannapha Yannavut (Percussion), Andrew Thierauf (Percussion), Korak Lertpibulchai (Piano),
Thiago Ancelmo de Souza (Clarinet), Emily Duncan (Flute), Leonardo Perez (Violin),
Matthew Laughlin (Cello)
Conductor:  David Gompper
Period: Contemporary 
5.
Trio for Flugelhorn, French Horn & Cello by Eric Schmitz
Performer:  Brian Shaw (Flugelhorn), Andrew Blanke (Horn), Hyugrai Kim (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
6.
Rhapsody for Violin & Piano by Christopher A. Schmitz
Performer:  Amy Schwartz Moretti (Violin), Elizabeth Pridgen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
7.
Big Changes Ahead by Eric Schmitz
Performer:  Michael Davis (Trombone)
Period: Contemporary 
8.
Tango Fantasy by Alan Schmitz
Performer:  Julia Bullard (Viola), Todd Seelye (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
9.
The Playful Lark by Christopher A. Schmitz
Performer:  Kelly Via (Flute), Elizabeth Pridgen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 

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