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Music of Daniel Bukvich / Nicholas Orovich, trombone; University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony

Album Summary

>Bukvich, Daniel : Buffalo Jump Ritual, for wind ensemble
>Bukvich, Daniel : Threnos, for wind ensemble
>Bukvich, Daniel : Jack Teagarden Enters Heaven, for trombone & wind ensemble
>Bukvich, Daniel : The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, for wind ensemble
>Bukvich, Daniel : Ballroom Portraits, for wind ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

The University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony is composed of the finest wind and percussion players on the university campus. The Wind Symphony performs a wide variety of music, ranging from chamber wind pieces to full band literature and works from the standard repertoire to recent compositions, including those by University of New Hampshire faculty and students. In the past 15 years, the ensemble has premiered 27 new compositions and seven new transcriptions.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
The evocative, seven-minute Buffalo Jump Ritual (2000) has tribal percussion rhythms, somber harmonies, and lyrical, mysterious melodies, as well as hard-driving passages that seem quite appropriate for the subject matter. Bukvich asks us to think about rhythmic elements in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in his notes for the 10-minute Threnos (1998). It is a dramatic work with simple but prominent percussion parts, hints of bitonality, and a reverent final section. Of the nine-minute Jack Teagarden Enters Heaven (1997), Bukvich says that "this is what he was dreaming" when the great jazz trombonist died in 1964. The slow, bluesy piece has UNH trombone professor Nicholas Orovich playing high and lyrical licks with sweet tone. The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne (1988) was inspired by the Leonardo da Vinci painting that people have been trying to understand ever since its creation in 1510. Then there is Ballroom Portraits (2004), a 28-minute work that was commissioned in memory of a music educator. Ballroom Portraits has five movements that memorialize old dances. It's quite a period piece and enjoyable to hear. This is a good wind ensemble with some fine principals who play good solos. Sometimes youthful tone qualities. General they deserve praise for an enjoyable recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Johnson Theater, University of New Hampshire (04/26/2013-04/27/2013).



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>Bukvich, Daniel : Buffalo Jump Ritual, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: Andrew Boysen Jr.
  • Ensemble: University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony
  • Notes: Johnson Theater, University of New Hampshire (04/26/2013-04/27/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Bukvich, Daniel : Thrénos, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: Andrew Boysen Jr.
  • Notes: Johnson Theater, University of New Hampshire (04/26/2013-04/27/2013)
  • Running Time: 10 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Bukvich, Daniel : Jack Teagarden Enters Heaven, for trombone & wind ensemble
  • Performer: Nicholas Orovich (Trombone)
  • Conductor: Andrew Boysen Jr.
  • Notes: Johnson Theater, University of New Hampshire (04/26/2013-04/27/2013)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Bukvich, Daniel : The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: Andrew Boysen Jr.
  • Notes: Johnson Theater, University of New Hampshire (04/26/2013-04/27/2013)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Bukvich, Daniel : Ballroom Portraits, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: Andrew Boysen Jr.
  • Notes: Johnson Theater, University of New Hampshire (04/26/2013-04/27/2013)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004