Augenblick
STARK | GALLAGHER | WADSWORTH | ITHO | JONES Augenblick TROY1344 - Price: $16.99
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Commissioned works that make significant contributions to the wind ensemble repertoire.

Conductor Cynthia Turner Johnson and the Cornell University Wind Ensemble began a program in 2004 of commissioning DMA candidates in composition at Cornell to compose music that "pushes boundaries." Six of these works by these exceptional young composers are heard on this recording. These composers have produced significant contributions to the wind ensemble repertoire and no doubt, the musical world will be hearing more from them. Christopher Stark is a composer whose music is deeply rooted in the American West. He is a recipient of the coveted Underwood Commission from the American Composers Orchestra. Ryan Gallagher studied at Juilliard and Cornell and has received a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and five ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. Zachary Wadsworth's Out of the South Cometh the Whirlwind was winner of the King James Bible Composition Awards and was performed by the choir of Westminster Abbey. Born in the Ukraine, Catherine Likhuta's music has been performed in many venues in Ukraine, the U.S. and Canada. Takuma Itoh spent his early childhood in Japan before moving to northern California. He studied at the University of Michigan and Rice University prior to attending Cornell. He has been a fellow at the Pacific and Aspen Music Festivals. Composer, conductor and mandolinist Jesse Jones is an artist of wide-ranging tastes and influences whose music has been performed across North America, Europe, and Asia. His awards include a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Contents:
Christopher Stark, composer
Augenblick
Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor

Ryan Gallagher, composer
Exorcism
Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Derek Roddy, drum set, Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor

Zachary Wadsworth, composer
A Symphony of Glances
Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor

Catherine Likhuta, composer
Out Loud
Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Catherine Likhuta, piano, Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor

Takuma Itoh, composer
Daydreams
Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor

Jesse Jones, composer
Through The Veil
Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Cynthia Johnston Turner, conductor

Review:
“Most of the players in the Wind Ensemble are not music majors but, as Cynthia John-ston Turner points out, this is not necessarily detrimental to the standard of performance¬¬–which is superb. They sound completely committed to the music and, whatever its obvi-ous difficulties, have it completely. Likewise, Turner’s readings of the pieces are…compelling.” (Fanfare)
 
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