New American Masters
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World premiere recordings of commissioned works beautifully performed.

Flutist Margaret Swinchoski, clarinetist Donald Mokrynski and pianist Ron Levy make up the Palisades Virtuosi, a group of friends who wish to promote and enrich the repertoire for their instruments. They present concerts that include existing music for this trio, supplemented by solos, duos and larger works and include a new work for flute, clarinet and piano on each of their programs. This recording includes seven of the works Palisades Virtuosi commissioned and premiered during their first two seasons. What's appealing about this disc (apart from the wonderful sounds these instruments make) is the variety of composers presented. Some are familiar names (Godfrey Schroth, a pupil of Paul Creston, and Richard Lane, an Eastman graduate whose music was recorded by Howard Hanson) and others will be new to you. Nearly all of the works are based on traditional forms and feature strong folk and popular music influences. This is an ideal disc for those who love wind music and an absolute treat for performers who wish to hear new music for their instruments.
Contents:
Aaron Grad, composer
Lep„I„dop„ter„ol„o„gy
Palisades Virtuosi

Robert Manno, composer
Three Scenes from the Mountains
Palisades Virtuosi

Dan Cooper, composer
Trio
Palisades Virtuosi

Richard Lane, composer
Trio #2
Palisades Virtuosi

Paul Mack Somers, composer
An Arch of Miniatures
Palisades Virtuosi

Godfrey Schroth, composer
Variations on an Appalachian Carol
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John Lampkin, composer
George Washington Slept Here!
Palisades Virtuosi

Review:
"The stylistic and emotional range of this release is as extraordinary as is Palisades Virtuosi's fine-tuned ensemble work." (Fanfare)

"Performances by the Palisades Virtuosi are alert, lively, and infused with the pleasure of discovery." (American Record Guide)
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