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Alchemize / Rand, University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble


Release Date: 12/01/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573587  
Composer:  Joseph SchwantnerDavid MaslankaSteven Bryant
Performer:  Jackie McIlwainJonathan Yarrington
Conductor:  Catherine A. Rand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Contemporary American music for wind band is among the most varied, colorful and brilliant to be heard anywhere, not least when performed by one of the genre’s leading young ensembles. Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Schwantner is represented by his evocative concerto “Luminosity.” David Maslanka has helped to reshape the wind band sound and “Hosannas,” some of which are based on chorale melodies, are full of moments of self-reflection. These qualities of quiet and timelessness are shared by the first movement of Steven Bryant’s “Alchemy in Silent Spaces.” Contemporary American music for wind band is among the most varied, colorful and brilliant to be heard anywhere, not least when performed by one of the genre’s leading young ensembles. Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Schwantner is represented by his evocative concerto “Luminosity.” David Maslanka has helped to reshape the wind band sound and “Hosannas,” some of which are based on chorale melodies, are full of moments of self-reflection. These qualities of quiet and timelessness are shared by the first movement of Steven Bryant’s “Alchemy in Silent Spaces.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Wind Orchestra "Luminosity" by Joseph Schwantner
Performer:  Jackie McIlwain (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Catherine A. Rand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; United States 
2.
Hosannas for Wind Ensemble by David Maslanka
Performer:  Jonathan Yarrington (Tenor)
Conductor:  Catherine A. Rand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; United States 
3.
Alchemy In Silent Spaces: I. The Logic of All My Dreams by Steven Bryant
Conductor:  Catherine A. Rand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2000; United States 

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