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American Voices - Works by Barber, Beaser, Bernstein, George, Giroux, Grantham, Higdon, Mackey, Oquin, Thurston & Williams / United States Air Force Band, Larry H. Lang

Album Summary

>Oquin, Wayne : Tower Ascending, for clarinet & band
>George, Ryan : An Ge Thiain (The Wild Goose), for band
>Grantham, Donald : Let Evening Come, for band
>Barber, Samuel : The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5
>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphony no 1 ("Jeremiah")
>Higdon, Jennifer : Fanfare Ritmico, for orchestra
>Giroux, Julie : Symphony no 4 ("Bookmarks from Japan")
>Thurston, Robert : Burst of Blue, for band
>Beaser, Robert : The End of Knowing, for soprano, baritone & band
>Williams, John : For "The President's Own," for band
>Mackey, John : The Ringmaster's March, for band
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Featuring the incredible United States Air Force Band, this new release features the very best of American composers. The United States Air Force Band is conducted here by their commander, Colonel Larry H. Lang. Selections include works by John Williams, John Mackey, Julie Giroux, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and more. The United States Air Force Band consists of 177 active-duty members. They are the Air Force's premier musical organization, and are based at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015).



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Works Details

>Oquin, Wayne : Tower Ascending, for clarinet & band
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2009

>George, Ryan : An Ge Thiain (The Wild Goose), for band
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral

>Grantham, Donald : Let Evening Come, for band
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Barber, Samuel : The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1931-1933

>Bernstein, Leonard : Symphony no 1 ("Jeremiah") :: Second movement - Profanation
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1942

>Higdon, Jennifer : Fanfare Ritmico, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Giroux, Julie : Symphony no 4 ("Bookmarks from Japan") :: Fifth movement - Evening Snow at Kambara
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral

>Thurston, Robert : Burst of Blue, for band
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Beaser, Robert : The End of Knowing, for soprano, baritone & band
  • Performer: Benjamin Park
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Williams, John : For "The President's Own," for band
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Mackey, John : The Ringmaster's March, for band
  • Conductor: Larry Lang
  • Ensemble: United States Air Force Band
  • Notes: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria VA (03/29/2015-04/02/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary