Poetics

Poetics

by North Texas Wind Symphony
     
 

The North Texas Wind Symphony is a superb ensemble of long standing, in every way on the level of a medium-sized municipal orchestra rather than that of the usual collegiate vanity-label group. Here it has been superbly recorded in a diverse program of twentieth and twenty-first century music that very much resembles one ofSee more details below

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The North Texas Wind Symphony is a superb ensemble of long standing, in every way on the level of a medium-sized municipal orchestra rather than that of the usual collegiate vanity-label group. Here it has been superbly recorded in a diverse program of twentieth and twenty-first century music that very much resembles one of the annual concerts the group might give on its home campus at the University of North Texas. The brisk "Stampede" by Steven Bryant is very much a curtain-raiser. The "Poema Alpestre" of Swiss composer Franco Cesarini was written as a tribute to Richard Strauss and takes his "Alpensinfonie" specifically as a point of departure, nicely fusing the twin objectives of transferring Strauss' orchestral sound to winds and creating a harmonic vocabulary that alludes to Strauss without slavishly imitating him. Michael Gandolfi's "Vientos y Tangos" (Winds and Tangos) does something of the same with tango models, suggesting a range of tango types from traditional to ultramodern while still holding to familiar wind-band textures. And Joseph Schwantner's three-movement "Percussion Concerto," arranged for winds by Andrew Boysen Jr., is a work that deserves to be known better and perhaps even benefits from the dry surface an arrangement for winds gives it. The sound of this recording, made in a UNT auditorium, is startlingly precise, and the youthful players can't be faulted. There are plenty of indifferent recordings by university wind ensembles, but this one delivers the goods for those enamored of the wind symphony's distinctive sound.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/20/2005
Label:
Klavier
UPC:
0019688115326
catalogNumber:
11153
Rank:
373322

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Tracks

  1. Stampede, for wind ensemble  - Steven Bryant  - Eugene Corporon  -  North Texas Wind Symphony  - Carolyn Corporon  - Shannon Mooney
  2. Poèma Alpestre, for wind symphony  - Franco Cesarini  - Eugene Corporon  -  North Texas Wind Symphony  - Carolyn Corporon  - Shannon Mooney
  3. Vientos y Tangos, for wind ensemble  - Michael Gandolfi  - Eugene Corporon  -  North Texas Wind Symphony  - Carolyn Corporon  - Shannon Mooney
  4. Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra  - Joseph Schwantner  - Eugene Corporon  - Christopher Deane  -  North Texas Wind Symphony  - Carolyn Corporon  - Shannon Mooney

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