Notes & Reviews:
This acclaimed series documents the wind band works of Oswald winning composer David R. Holsinger, brilliantly performed by the UTEP Wind Symphony. Conductor Dr. Ron Hufstader is part of the "Music of... " series on Mark Records. Dr. Ron Hufstader has served as Director of Bands at the University of Texas at El Paso since 1976. He holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Iowa, a Master's degree in performance from the University of Iowa, a Master's degree in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor's degree in music education from East Carolina University.
American Record Guide, September/October 2013
The 1997 University of North Texas Symphonic Band and Grand Chorus, whose members are well into their 30s by now, sound terrific in Vol 3. In I ('Kings'), a frenzied Jerusalem throng is depicted with driving, mixed-meter, Bernstein-like dance rhythms. First there is five minutes of excitement and thrills, and then things become ethereal and otherworldly. Finally, III ('Symphonia Resurrectus') is the blaze of glory we expect in a contemporary Christian symphony about Easter. Fine solos by baritones Kenneth Lee (apparently a UNT doctoral student at the time) and Cody Garner (apparently a UNT faculty member).
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Works DetailsHolsinger, David R. : Easter Symphony, for band
- Performer: Kenneth Lee
- Conductor: Mel Ivey
- Ensemble: University of North Texas Symphonic Band
- Running Time: 48 min. 9 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Written: 1996