Chilling Winds
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A collection of some of the best works for wind ensemble expertly performed.

The Massachusetts Wind Orchestra was founded in 1991 by Music Director, Malcolm W. Rowell, Jr., and has captured the attention and participation of some 140 outstanding musicians from throughout the East. This ensemble is now recognized as one of the finest professional ensembles of its kind in the United States. The Massachusetts Wind Orchestra provides quality musical experiences to wind, brass and percussion musicians. Its personnel are professional musicians , educators and freelancers who have trained at many of America's leading conservatories, colleges and universities. The ensemble offers a unique opportunity to experience and explore traditional and contemporary wind music while aspiring to the highest musical standards. It provides an avenue of professional growth for its membership, and its innovative programming honors the heritage of bands while advancing the medium into the 21st century through commissions, premieres and recordings. On September 21, 1997, at Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall, the Massachusetts Wind Orchestra presented the first wind band concert ever heard at Tanglewood.
Contents:
Peter Mennin, composer
Canzona
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

Frank Ticheli, composer
Shenandoah
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

John Barnes Chance, composer
Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

Norman Dello Joio, composer
Variants on a Mediaeval Tune
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

Roger Nixon, composer
Reflections
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

William Schuman, composer
George Washington Bridge
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

Larry Daehn, composer
With Quiet Courage
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

Dan Welcher, composer
Zion
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

Leonard Bernstein, composer
Profanation from Symphony No. 1
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

Frank Ticheli, composer
Blue Shades
Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, Malcolm Rowell, Jr., conductor

Review:
"This is an enjoyable and varied program of American music for concert band featuring fine performances by the Massachusetts Wind Orchestra...." (Fanfare)
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