The Legacy of John Barnes Chance
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One of America's finest composers of music for wind ensemble.

Albany Records is proud to release what is a long-overdue memorial to one of the finest American composers of wind ensemble music. Chance was a gifted composer, teacher and administrator who died a tragic death by accidental electrocution at the age of 39. He studied theory and composition with Kent Kennan, Clifton Williams and Paul Pisk. If you are familiar with the "old school" of band music, Chance is as fine a representative as any. His music is brash, exciting, and highly energetic in the way you remember from those works you heard on those great old Mercury recordings with the late Frederick Fennell. Ironically, though such works as the Blue Lake Overture and Variations on a Korean Folk-Song have been in the active band repertory for years, this is the first major commercial release entirely devoted to his music, a "greatest hits" package in fact. Standing out in particular is the Symphony No. 2, perhaps the best work of its kind since the Persichetti Symphony (No. 6) for Band. Based on a four-note motif of C#-D-F-E, the music whips up a remarkable amount of tension and excitement, especially in the last movement. The authoritative performances are under Stephen K. Steele, who began directing the Band Department at Illinois State University in 1987. Under his direction, the Wind Symphony has performed for state and national conventions, including the 1990 American Bandmasters Association and the 1993 and 2001 College Band Directors National Association. Steele and the Wind Symphony can also be heard on two previous releases, TROY500 (music of Persichetti, Syler, Zaninelli and Maslanka) and TROY600 (music of Maslanka and Hagen). Albany has had great success with our catalog of wind music, and we feel this new release, honoring John Barnes Chance, is one of finest.
Contents:
John Barnes Chance, composer
Incantation and Dance
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor

John Barnes Chance, composer
Introduction and Capriccio
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor

John Barnes Chance, composer
Symhony No. 2
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor

John Barnes Chance, composer
Blue Lake Overture
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor

John Barnes Chance, composer
Elegy
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor

John Barnes Chance, composer
Variations on a Korean Folk Song
Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Stephen Steele, conductor

Review:
"[John Barnes Chance's] works are inventive, very well crafted, and take unexpected twists and turns." (American Record Guide)
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