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Augenblick: Music for winds by Christopher Stark, Ryan Gallagher, Zachary Wadsworth, Jesse Jones et al.

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>Stark, Christopher : Augenblick, for wind ensemble
>Gallagher, Ryan : Exorcism, for solo drums & wind ensemble
>Wadsworth, Zachary : A Symphony of Glances
>     2. Down the long desolate streets of stars
>Likhuta, Catherine : Out Loud, for piano & wind ensemble
>Itoh, Takuma : Daydreams, for wind ensemble
>Jones, Jesse : Through the Veil, for wind ensemble

Album Summary

>Stark, Christopher : Augenblick, for wind ensemble
>Gallagher, Ryan : Exorcism, for solo drums & wind ensemble
>Wadsworth, Zachary : A Symphony of Glances
>Likhuta, Catherine : Out Loud, for piano & wind ensemble
>Itoh, Takuma : Daydreams, for wind ensemble
>Jones, Jesse : Through the Veil, for wind ensemble
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Conductor Cynthia Turner Johnson and the Cornell University Wind Ensemble began a program in 2004 of commissioning DMA candidates in composition at Cornell to compose music that "pushes boundaries." Six of these works by these exceptional young composers are heard on this recording. These composers have produced significant contributions to the wind ensemble repertoire and no doubt, the musical world will be hearing more from them. Christopher Stark is a composer whose music is deeply rooted in the American West. He is a recipient of the coveted Underwood Commission from the American Composers Orchestra. Ryan Gallagher studied at Juilliard and Cornell and has received a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and five ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. Zachary Wadsworth's Out of the South Cometh the Whirlwind was winner of the King James Bible Composition Awards and was performed by the choir of Westminster Abbey. Born in the Ukraine, Catherine Likhuta's music has been performed in many venues in Ukraine, the U.S. and Canada. Takuma Itoh spent his early childhood in Japan before moving to northern California. He studied at the University of Michigan and Rice University prior to attending Cornell. He has been a fellow at the Pacific and Aspen Music Festivals. Composer, conductor and mandolinist Jesse Jones is an artist of wide-ranging tastes and influences whose music has been performed across North America, Europe, and Asia. His awards include a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Cynthia Johnston Turner is to be commended for leading her musicians - most of whom major in everything but music - through what must have been a very challenging program of new works. There is some good playing, but all of the pieces would benefit from more stable tone production and intonation.



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Works Details

>Stark, Christopher : Augenblick, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: Cynthia Turner
  • Ensemble: Cornell University Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: Lincoln Hall, Cornell University (12/05/2008-12/06/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Gallagher, Ryan : Exorcism, for solo drums & wind ensemble
  • Performer: Derek Roddy (Drums)
  • Conductor: Cynthia Turner
  • Ensemble: Cornell University Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: Lincoln Hall, Cornell University (12/05/2008-12/06/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2008

>Wadsworth, Zachary : A Symphony of Glances :: 2. Down the long desolate streets of stars
  • Conductor: Cynthia Turner
  • Ensemble: Cornell University Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2010

>Likhuta, Catherine : Out Loud, for piano & wind ensemble
  • Performer: Catherine Likhuta (Piano)
  • Conductor: Cynthia Turner
  • Ensemble: Cornell University Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: Lincoln Hall, Cornell University (12/05/2008-12/06/2008)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2008

>Itoh, Takuma : Daydreams, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: Cynthia Turner
  • Ensemble: Cornell University Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 14 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Jones, Jesse : Through the Veil, for wind ensemble
  • Conductor: Cynthia Turner
  • Ensemble: Cornell University Wind Ensemble
  • Running Time: 17 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011