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Gordon Getty: Orchestral Music

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>Getty, Gordon : Overture to the opera "Plump Jack", for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : Ancestor Suite, for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : Tiefer und Tiefer, for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : Homework Suite, for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : The Fiddler of Ballykeel, for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : Raise the Colors, for orchestra

Album Summary

>Getty, Gordon : Overture to the opera "Plump Jack", for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : Ancestor Suite, for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : Tiefer und Tiefer, for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : Homework Suite, for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : The Fiddler of Ballykeel, for orchestra
>Getty, Gordon : Raise the Colors, for orchestra
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Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The San Francisco-based Gordon Getty is most widely known to music lovers through his vocal works. The work of his that most readily springs to mind is Plump Jack, a two-act opera that was premiered in a concert production by the San Francisco Symphony in 1987. This collection of Getty's symphonic music opens with the Overture to Plump Jack, continues with his Ancestor Suite, and concludes with several shorter works. Getty's musical vocabulary is essentially conservative - "I am two-thirds a 19th-century composer," he has remarked - and he does not feel compelled to apologize for that fact, finding that there's still room for originality within the time-honored traditions.

Gramophone Magazine
The Ancestor and Homework Suites offer a winning series of orchestral miniatures, beautifully, sometimes robustly scored...Marriner and the Academy play all this music with great character and finesse, and the pianissimo strings are often exquisitely beautiful.

International Record Review
There is the scent of Aaron Copland in the air, or, more unexpectedly, Malcolm Arnold....Tiefer und Tiefer is a slow waltz for strings, again suggesting Copland or, in its harmonic changes, Leonard Bernstein. In its own small way, it works wonder, and Getty should pay himself on the back...The recorded sound is fit for a king.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Air Lyndhurst Studios, Hampstead, England (04/2009).



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Works Details

>Getty, Gordon : Overture to the opera "Plump Jack", for orchestra
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 12 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral

>Getty, Gordon : Ancestor Suite, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 29 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Getty, Gordon : Tiefer und Tiefer, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Getty, Gordon : Homework Suite, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Getty, Gordon : The Fiddler of Ballykeel, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Getty, Gordon : Raise the Colors, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary