Music for Wind Ensemble
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If you like the wind music of Persichetti, this is sure to please.

Steven Stucky was born on November 7, 1949, in Hutchinson, Kansas and grew up in Kansas and Texas. He holds degrees from Baylor University and Cornell University. His principal teachers have been Robert Palmer, Karel Husa, and Burrill Philips. For two years, beginning in 1978, he taught composition at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Then he joined the faculty of Cornell University, where at present he is Professor of Music and Chairman of the Department of Music. It was at the suggestion of Esa-Pekka Salonen that Stucky transcribed the music of Purcell. He used as the basis of the work, three pieces that Purcell composed for the funeral of Queen Mary who had died of smallpox on December 28, 1694. Threnos was commissioned by the Cornell University Wind Ensemble in memory of the fine composer Brian Israel who died at the age of 35 of leukemia. Fanfares and Arias was commissioned by the Big Eight Band Directors Association and first performed by the University of Colorado Wind Ensemble, during the national Conference of the College Band Directors National Association on February 22, 1995. Voyages was composed for cello and wind Orchestra. It was first performed by the English cellist, Lynden Cranham, with the Yale University Band.
Contents:
Steven Stucky, composer
Music for the Funeral of a Queen Mary
Baylor University Wind Ensemble, Michael Haithcock, conductor

Steven Stucky, composer
Threnos
Baylor University Wind Ensemble, Michael Haithcock, conductor

Steven Stucky, composer
Fanfares and Arias
Baylor University Wind Ensemble, Michael Haithcock, conductor

Steven Stucky, composer
Voyages for Cello and Wind Ensemble
Baylor University Wind Ensemble, Michael Haithcock, conductor, Gary Hardie, cello

Review:
"College wind ensemble directors looking for new pieces will find four good ones here. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (1992) is compelling and immediately accessible. Threnos (1988) is abstract, Fanfares and Arias(1994) imaginative, and Voyages (1984) quite complex.Composer Steven Stucky (b. 1949) teaches and is Chairman of the Music Department at Cornell University.His music is enthralling." (American Record Guide)
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