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Wind Band Classics - Millennium Canons / Lynch, University of Georgia Wind Ensemble

Album Summary

>Puts, Kevin : Millennium Canons
>Newman, Jonathan : My Hands Are a City, for wind ensemble
>Kuster, Kristin : Lost Gulch Lookout
>Mackey, John : Kingfishers Catch Fire, for wind ensemble
>Holst, Gustav : Prelude and Scherzo, Op. 52/H 178 "Hammersmith"
>Gorb, Adam : Awayday, for band
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Notes & Reviews:

Comprising the University's most accomplished musicians, The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble commissions and premieres new compositions and performs other significant works from the wind band repertoire. From Holst's 'Hammersmith', depicting the good natured Saturday night crowds in west London during the 1930s, and 'Millennium Canons', composed by Kevin Puts to welcome the 2000s with a fanfare, to 'Lost Gulch Lookout', a piece reflective of the craggy, colorful landscape of Kristin Kuster's hometown of Boulder, Colorado, a spirit of celebration and lyricism infuses the entire disc.



Reviews

More than a reference recording
I haven't been disappointed with any of the 40 or 50 Naxos discs in my library, but this one is one of the best in terms of balanced, well-conceived content and performance. I return to it fairly often simply because it's good listening. The title track is scintillating. Lynch's setting of "Were You There?" is inventive. Everything is worth hearing again and again.
Submitted on 12/31/15 by Dr. Brian Casey 
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Works Details

>Puts, Kevin : Millennium Canons
  • Conductor: John Lynch
  • Ensemble: University of Georgia Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, USA (03/02/2008-03/05/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Newman, Jonathan : My Hands Are a City, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: John Lynch
  • Ensemble: University of Georgia Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, USA (03/02/2008-03/05/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Kuster, Kristin : Lost Gulch Lookout
  • Conductor: John Lynch
  • Ensemble: University of Georgia Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, USA (03/02/2008-03/05/2008)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Mackey, John : Kingfishers Catch Fire, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: John Lynch
  • Ensemble: University of Georgia Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, USA (03/02/2008-03/05/2008)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Holst, Gustav : Prelude and Scherzo, Op. 52/H 178 "Hammersmith"
  • Conductor: John Lynch
  • Ensemble: University of Georgia Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, USA (03/02/2008-03/05/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Gorb, Adam : Awayday, for band
  • Conductor: John Lynch
  • Ensemble: University of Georgia Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, USA (03/02/2008-03/05/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996