Gale Force
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Sparkling performances of old and new wind music.

North America's foremost wind quintet, the Prairie Winds, combines the artistry of five virtuoso musicians from the Chicago Symphony and the faculties of the University of Illinois, Oklahoma State University, and Wheaton Conservatory. The music in this collection represents some of the finest wind quintet music written by North American composers. The richness and diversity of the past century's music is evident through the warmth and lyricism of the quintets of Barber, Persichetti and Copland, the mischievous tongue waggling and technical challenge of John Harbison's writing, and the pathos of Jacques Hetu's Quintette. All the music is powerful, comical, and personal, but most of all, it is the sounds of 20th century North America.
Contents:
John Harbison, composer
Quintet for Winds
Prairie Winds

Vincent Persichetti, composer
Pastorale
Prairie Winds

Jacques Hétu, composer
Quintette
Prairie Winds

Samuel Barber, composer
Summer Music
Prairie Winds

Aaron Copland, composer
Simple Gifts
Prairie Winds

Review:
"Their remarkable ability to blend creates magic... Prairie's gorgeous tone qualities are on full display..." (American Record Guide)
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