Fire in Heaven & Earth
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From an orchestral work to a song cycle this recording offers a portrait of Wiprud's compositions.

Composer, concert presenter, educator and arts administrator, Theodore Wiprud has played many important roles in American musical life since the 1980s. His ongoing work with musicians, students, and communities -- currently as Director of Education at the New York Philharmonic and host of the Philharmonic's Young People's Concerts -- corresponds with music described as "rewarding to perform," "warmly received by audiences," and "destined to set a high standard." Theodore Wiprud came of age as a composer as the rigorous precepts of both serialism and classic minimalism yielded to a flowering of musical plurality. His works characteristically employ a freely tonal approach to harmony, convey specific emotional climates, and often reflect aspects of spiritual experience. This is the first commercial recording dedicated to his music.
Theodore Wiprud, composer
Hosannas of the Second Heaven
Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Kirk Trevor, conductor

Theodore Wiprud, composer
String Quartet No. 1, Refining Fire
Ciompi Quartet

Theodore Wiprud, composer
A Georgia Song
Darryl Taylor, tenor, Tim Ries, soprano saxophone, Maria Corley, piano

Theodore Wiprud, composer
Saxophone Quartet
Five Letter Four

"The writing for the instruments is idiosyncratic and quite fresh and effective." (American Record Guide)