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Society Of Composers Inc - Transcendencies - Fortner, Et Al

Release Date: 03/23/1999 
Label:  Capstone Records   Catalog #: 8656   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Jack FortnerJonathan ShefferMorris Moshe CotelJames Neng-Hsien Ho,   ... 
Performer:  Anders PaulssonRié SuzukiThomas BithelVictoria Chiang,   ... 
Conductor:  Jack FortnerPetter SundkvistRobert SirotaHwei-Ming Two,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Transylvania State Philharmonic OrchestraSwedish Radio Symphony OrchestraPrinceton Composers Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jack Fortner is the Chair of the Music Department, Professor of Composition, Director of the Electronic Music Studio and conductor of the orchestra at California State University at Fresno. His Symphonies was commissioned by the City of Munster, Germany for the final concert of a year long celebration of the 1200th anniversary of the city's founding. Jonathan Sheffer has composed music for a dozen films, two musicals, songs and incidental music for theater, a one-act opera and orchestral works. He wrote a ballet for an AIDS benefit at Lincoln Center in New York, and the music for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Gay Games IV in June 1994. Ann S. Hankinson was educated at the University of California at San Diego. She studied with Read more Bernard Rands and Pauline Oliveros. Her Light/Shadow was commissioned by the Fairbanks Symphony Association. The work was created while Hankinson was an associate artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. Morris Moshe Cotel is currently the coordinator of the composition department at the Peabody Institute. His Five Quatrains are settings of verses from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as translated by Edward Fitzgerald. James Neng-Hsien Ho is pursuing a masters degree at Tunghai University in Taiwan. Of Bon the composer writes: "Bon is a dreamy and elegant ancient Chinese symbol, whose original meaning is the ridge of a roof." As a metaphor, it symbolizes the peak of an island. Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez grew up in Mexico, but is now a permanent resident of the United States. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Composition at San Francisco State University. Zack Browning is a Professor of Music Composition and Theory at the University of Illinois. His Breakpoint Screamer was commissioned by the International Trumpet Guild for a performance at its 1994 conference. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphonies by Jack Fortner
Conductor:  Jack Fortner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
Length: 20 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Concerto for Saxophone by Jonathan Sheffer
Performer:  Anders Paulsson (Soprano Saxophone)
Conductor:  Petter Sundkvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 16 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Quatrains (5) by Morris Moshe Cotel
Performer:  Rié Suzuki (Clarinet), Thomas Bithel (Trumpet), Victoria Chiang (Viola),
Thomas Kraines (Cello), Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano), Lucy Chang (Flute),
Kevin Winkler (Celesta)
Conductor:  Robert Sirota
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Venue:  Live  Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Bon by James Neng-Hsien Ho
Performer:  Chung-Sheng Chen (Trombone), Chin-I Lee (Bassoon), Wei-Te Sung (Clarinet),
Chia-Ho Lee (Harp), Bor-Tsen Yeh (Percussion), Chung-Mei Sun (Violin),
Li-Chen Wu (Percussion)
Conductor:  Hwei-Ming Two
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; Taiwan (Republic of 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
M.E. In Memoriam by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez
Performer:  Sara Laimon (Piano), Danny Tunick (Vibraphone), John Ferrari (Marimba),
Christine Sohn (Violin), Jacqueline Carrasco (Violin), John Whitfield (Cello),
Marianne Gythfeldt (Clarinet), Tara Helen O'Connor (Flute)
Conductor:  Michael Pratt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Princeton Composers Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Breakpoint Screamer by Zack Browning
Performer:  Kevin Vos (Trumpet), James Zingara (Trumpet), Micheal Ewald (Trumpet),
Sal Percoco (Trumpet), Carlos Saenz (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Zack Browning
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Screamer
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Light/Shadow by Ann Hankinson
Conductor:  Madeline Schatz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arctic Chamber Orchestra of Alaska
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Venue:  University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska 
Length: 7 Minutes 47 Secs. 

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