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Currents' - Works by Dana Reason, Dan Welcher, Luis Cardoso & Billy Childs / Oregon State University Wind Ensemble; Christopher C. Chapman, conductor

Album Summary

>Reason, Dana : Currents, for band
>Welcher, Daniel : Upriver, for band
>Cardoso, Luis : Double Concerto for tenor saxophone, tuba & band
>Childs, Billy : The Vistas of America, for band
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Notes & Reviews:

The focus of this ensemble is to explore new literature and perform the masterworks of the wind band ensemble genre. The group's latest commissions and consortium partnerships include works by award winning composers Billy Childs, Dana Reason, Kevin Walczyk, Gregory Youtz, Michael Coolen, DJ Sparr, James Mobberly, Dan Welcher and David Gillingham. Recent concerts have included numerous pieces of original music for wind ensemble by prominent wind band composers. The OSU Wind Ensemble's reputation of excellence extends well beyond campus. Recent performances have included a concert tour in Japan; the College Band Directors National Association West/Northwest conference in Reno, Nevada; the All-Northwest Music Educators conference in Portland, Oregon; the Oregon Music Educators Conference in Eugene, Oregon; and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Then there is Luis Cardosa's rambling, very entertaining Double Concertino (2008), given a fine reading by tenor saxophonist Jeff Siegfried and tuba player Jattik Clark, about whom no information is given. They are good, and we should be told who they are. A web search reveals that Clark plays with the Oregon Symphony and a member of the OSU faculty. Siegfried is a graduate student at Northwestern University. As for the playing by the Oregon State Wind Ensemble, it is quite variable - often quite good.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, Oregon.



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Works Details

>Reason, Dana : Currents, for band
  • Conductor: Christopher Chapman
  • Ensemble: Oregon State University Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2011

>Welcher, Daniel : Upriver, for band
  • Conductor: Christopher Chapman
  • Running Time: 14 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2010

>Cardoso, Luis : Double Concerto for tenor saxophone, tuba & band
  • Performers: Jat Clark (Tuba); Jeff Siegfried
  • Conductor: Christopher Chapman
  • Running Time: 16 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Childs, Billy : The Vistas of America, for band
  • Conductor: Christopher Chapman
  • Running Time: 20 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013