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Energetic works in the Copland mold.

Charles Knox is a former student of Bernard Heiden at Indiana University where he received the Ph.D. degree. He has written over 100 compositions and received commissions for conventional instruments as well as such unusual combinations as bassoon choir and tuba octet. His most recent compositions are a short opera, Workshop, a symphony for saxophone Orchestra, and a duo for piano and keyboard percussion called Attempted Claviercide. Clouds are not Spheres for flute, cello and piano was composed in 1994 especially for the performers heard on this disc. The title "clouds are not Spheres" comes from a statement made by Benoit Mandelbrot in Chaos by James Gleik. Song and Double is a lyrical tune for oboe and piano and it was composed in 1984. Semordnilap was composed in 1991 as a light, humorous piece for a fundraising drive for the contemporary music ensemble, Thamyris. It is composed for flute, piano, soprano and marimba. Scherzos for horn, violin, cello and piano was composed in 1994 for the Atlanta Chamber Players. Rounds About for violin, clarinet, trombone and percussion is in five short movements and was composed in 1983. Music for Brass Quintet is a work in three movements and was composed in 1967. The Suite for Piano Four-Hands is the oldest work on this disc and was composed in 1959. Wings of Our Soul was composed in 1993 and is written for violin and Organ. Music for Brass Quintet and Piano was commissioned by the Georgia Association of Music Teachers in 1983. The performers of the music on this recording are from the Atlanta area; many are principals and members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Contents:
Charles Knox, composer
Clouds are not Spheres
Christina Smith, flute, Dorothy Lewis, cello, Cary Lewis, piano

Charles Knox, composer
Song and Double
Jonathan Dlouhy, oboe, Cary Lewis, piano

Charles Knox, composer
Semordnilap
Christina Smith, flute, Teresa Hopkin, soprano, Michael Cebulski, marimba, Cary Lewis, piano, Dwight Coleman, speaker

Charles Knox, composer
Scherzos
Brice Andrus, horn, Beth Newdome, violin, Dorothy Lewis, cello, Cary Lewis, piano

Charles Knox, composer
Rounds About
Oliver Steiner, violin, William Rappaport, clarinet, Harry Maddox, trombone, Michael Cebulski, percussion

Charles Knox, composer
Music for Brass Quintet
Peachtree Brass

Charles Knox, composer
Suite for Piano, Four-Hands
Geoffrey Haydon, Cary Lewis, piano

Charles Knox, composer
Wings for Our Soul
Oliver Steiner, violin, Cary Lewis, piano

Charles Knox, composer
Music for Brass Quintet and Piano
Peachtree Brass, Cary Lewis, piano

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