A Clarinet Collective

Jerry Wong, Dennis Nygren, Gallois Montbrun Ensemble, Aiden String Quartet, Mozart Ensemble, Wayne Gorder

Catalog #: TROY1330
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Format: Digital

Clarinetist Dennis Nygren has recorded a wonderful program of music written especially for him, music that he has arranged and works that have not been previously recorded on clarinet. Dr. Nygren was on the faculty at Kent State University from 1983 to 2012, receiving the Distinguished Honors Faculty Award in 2008. He has been in demand as a guest soloist, recitalist, orchestral player, chamber musician, clinician and lecturer. A graduate of Michigan State University and Northwestern University where he earned a Doctor of Music degree, he is an acknowledged expert on the clarinet music of Debussy and Berg, Nygren is also known for his arrangement of Victor Babin's Hillandale Waltzes for clarinet and wind ensemble. His arrangements on this disc include the Mozart Church Sonatas, originally scored for violins with organ continuo, the Montbrun Six Pièces and the Debussy Four Songs.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Six Pièces Musicales D'Étude Raymond Gallois Montbrun Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Gallois Montbrun Ensemble, Wayne Gorder, conductor
Invocation and Spirit Dance Frank Wiley Dennis Nygren, clarinet
Movement for Clarinet and String Quartet Alan Stout Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Alden String Quartet
The Four Elements Mary Ann Griebling Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Jerry Wong, piano
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Claude Debussy Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Jerry Wong, piano
Four Debussy Songs Claude Debussy Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Alden String Quartet
Threnody Kent Kennan Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Jerry Wong, piano
Four Church Sonatas W.A. Mozart Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Mozart Ensemble, Wayne Gorder, conductor


  • "I am impressed with Dennis Nygren's skill as an arranger and performer. His expert control is most impressive. This CD is a definite must-have fr all musicians."

    – The Clarinet

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