Great American Orchestral Works
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A long-awaited recording of this major American composer's orchestral music.

The orchestral works on this CD of world premiere recordings incorporate a wealth of compositional techniquesÑarchaic, arcane and contemporary. These works constitute a cross section of musical perspectives that can also be found in his chamber works. The focus on creating relationships that have direction and dimensionality distinguishes these scores from other trends embraced in the 20th century. Unique to all these works is an harmonic vocabulary imbedded into a formal organization that is precise, logical and certainly not academic in the current sense.
Contents:
George Walker, composer
Address for Orchestra
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

George Walker, composer
Overture: In Praise of Folly
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

George Walker, composer
Sinfonia No. 1
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

George Walker, composer
Sinfonia No. 3
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

George Walker, composer
Hoopla (A Touch of Glee)
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

Review:
"All of these have merit and reward listening..." (Fanfare)
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