A Clarinet Collective
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A wonderful program of arrangements and previously unrecorded works for clarinet.

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.
Raymond Gallois Montbrun, composer
Six Pi¸èces Musicales D'Étude
Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Gallois Montbrun Ensemble, Wayne Gorder, conductor

Frank Wiley, composer
Invocation and Spirit Dance
Dennis Nygren, clarinet

Alan Stout, composer
Movement for Clarinet and String Quartet
Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Alden String Quartet

Mary Ann Griebling, composer
The Four Elements
Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Jerry Wong, piano

Claude Debussy, composer
Prélude à l'apr¸ès-midi d'un faune
Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Jerry Wong, piano

Claude Debussy, composer
Four Debussy Songs
Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Alden String Quartet

Kent Kennan, composer
Dennis Nygren, clarinet, Jerry Wong, piano

W.A. Mozart, composer
Four Church Sonatas
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)