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The adverturesome UMBC Wind Ensemble performs new works by American composers.

The University of Baltimore County Wind Ensemble (UMBC) has a history of pioneering new works for wind ensemble. They regularly commission and perform works by living composers and this recording reflects their commitment. With works by Brad Ellis, Samuel Winnie, Anna Rubin, Janice Macaulay, and Daniel Bernard Roumain, the ensemble gives life to a diverse group of composers' compositions. Conductor Brian Kaufman also is a tubist, educator, social entrepreneur, and publicly engaged scholar. He is a co-founder, artistic director, and conductor of The Sounding Board, an organization that creates productions that integrate music, multimedia, spoken word, and commentary from noted public figures to inspire new perspectives and cultivate dialogue on today's most pressing social issues.
Contents:
Brad Ellis, composer
McGuffy's Reed
Trevor Mowry (oboe); Brad Ellis (piano); University of Maryland Baltimore County Wind Ensemble; Brian Kaufman (conductor)

Samuel Winnie, composer
Nightfall in Lothlórien
University of Maryland Baltimore County Wind Ensemble; Brian Kaufman (conductor)

Anna Rubin, composer
Chiaroscuro
University of Maryland Baltimore County Wind Ensemble; Brian Kaufman (conductor)

Janice Macaulay, composer
Kaleidoscope
University of Maryland Baltimore County Wind Ensemble; Brian Kaufman (conductor)

Daniel Bernard Roumain, composer
Voodoo Violin Concerto
Daniel Bernard Roumain (violin); University of Maryland Baltimore County Wind Ensemble; Brian Kaufman (conductor)

Review:
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