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Tears - Khachaturian, Grainger, Ives, Et Al / Rowell


Release Date: 09/01/1996 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 206   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Aram KhachaturianDana WilsonTraditionalPercy Aldridge Grainger,   ... 
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A cross-section of new and favorite works for wind ensemble.

Let's take a look at the unfamiliar music contained on this disc. About Tears David Maslanka writes: "Tears is about inner transformation, and about groping towards the voice of praise. As St. Francis and St. Ignatius have it, the proper function of the human race is to sing praise. Tears is about inner breaking, and coming to terms with the pain that hinders the voice of praise; Tears is about the movement toward the heart of love." This is a recent piece from Mr. Maslanka's pen. Dana Wilson completed his Dance of the New World the same month - 500 years later - than Columbus first landed in the New World. He wanted in this piece to pay tribute to
Read more the blending of styles and attitudes that has taken place in the Latin American region of this hemisphere where Columbus first landed. Frank Ticheli's Postcard was first performed by the University of Michigan Symphony Band on April 17, 1992. Mr. Ticheli is a graduate of the University of Michigan and now teaches at the University of Southern California where he is Assistant Professor of Music. He is also composer-in-residence with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

REVIEW:

"Malcom W. Rowell Jr. and his charges at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst seem to have a special affinity for the works of David Maslanka. Their recording of his Tears follows an all-Maslanka disc (A Child's Garden of Dreams and Symphony No. 2) that they released in 1996.Despite its title, Tears is not a work steeped in melancholy or nostalgia. Although one might expect it to be a ballad, it doesn't even simmer down until about three-fourths of the way through its fourteen-minute duration. It is equally hard-edged and majestic, a powerful piece that commands the listener's attention even as it fades away toward a whispered finale. In sum, Rowell and his musicians have assembled a well-performed program." (American Record Guide)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Armenian Folksongs (2) and Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USSR 
2.
Dance of the New World by Dana Wilson
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; USA 
3.
Early one morning by Traditional
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Percy Grainger 
4.
English Waltz by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; England 
5.
Molly on the Shore for Band by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; USA 
6.
Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; USA 
7.
Postcard by Frank Ticheli
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
8.
Down a Country Lane by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
9.
Tears by David Maslanka
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
10.
Country Band March by Charles Ives
Conductor:  Malcolm Rowell Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; USA 

Sound Samples

Tantseval'naya syuita (Dance Suite): Armenian Dance (arr. for wind ensemble): I. Allegro moderato
Tantseval'naya syuita (Dance Suite): Armenian Dance (arr. for wind ensemble): II. Allegro
Dance of the New World
Early One Morning (arr. for wind ensemble)
Youthful Suite: V. English Waltz (arr. for wind ensemble)
Molly on the Shore
Lincolnshire Posy: I. Lisbon
Lincolnshire Posy: II. Harkstow Grange
Lincolnshire Posy: III. Rufford Park Poacher
Lincolnshire Posy: IV. The Brisk Young Sailor
Lincolnshire Posy: V. Lord Melbourne
Lincolnshire Posy: VI. The Lost Lady Found
Postcard
Down a Country Lane (arr. for wind ensemble)
Tears
Country Band March

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