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Millennium Canons: Looking Forward, Looking Back, and: Millennium Canons, and: My Hands Are a City, and: Lost Gulch Lookout, and: Kingfishers Catch Fire, and: Hammersmith, and: Awayday (review)

Millennium Canons: Looking Forward, Looking Back, and: Millennium Canons, and: My Hands Are a... RECORDING REVIEW Millennium Canons: Looking Forward, Looking Back. University of Georgia Wind Ensemble. Kevin Puts, Millennium Canons; Jonathan Newman, My Hands Are a City; Kristin Kuster, Lost Gulch Lookout; John Mackey, Kings fi hers Catch Fire ; Gustav Holst, Hammersmith; Adam Gorb, Awayday. CD. Liner notes. 2009. Naxos 8.572231. Much excitement and great expectations preceded the release of Millennium Canons, the first recording by the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble under its new conductor John P. Lynch, director of bands and professor of music at the University of Georgia. The disc opens with Millennium Canons by Kevin Puts, a work that blends neobaroque contrapuntal techniques with extended tertian harmonies popular with both British and American composers of contemporary wind-band music. The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble performs the work, which lends the compact disc its title, with tremendous energy that presses the listener aggressively forward as the ensemble moves seamlessly from brilliant brass fanfares to gentle ensemble chorales. Notable moments include an elegant saxophone duet and a later virtuosic upper woodwind obligati. The recording continues with a substantial work by Jonathan Newman. Many wind-band conductors and performers r fi st discovered this eclectic composer on the 2004 recording 3 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Millennium Canons: Looking Forward, Looking Back, and: Millennium Canons, and: My Hands Are a City, and: Lost Gulch Lookout, and: Kingfishers Catch Fire, and: Hammersmith, and: Awayday (review)

American Music , Volume 30 (1) – Oct 24, 2012

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University of Illinois Press
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1945-2349

Abstract

RECORDING REVIEW Millennium Canons: Looking Forward, Looking Back. University of Georgia Wind Ensemble. Kevin Puts, Millennium Canons; Jonathan Newman, My Hands Are a City; Kristin Kuster, Lost Gulch Lookout; John Mackey, Kings fi hers Catch Fire ; Gustav Holst, Hammersmith; Adam Gorb, Awayday. CD. Liner notes. 2009. Naxos 8.572231. Much excitement and great expectations preceded the release of Millennium Canons, the first recording by the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble under its new conductor John P. Lynch, director of bands and professor of music at the University of Georgia. The disc opens with Millennium Canons by Kevin Puts, a work that blends neobaroque contrapuntal techniques with extended tertian harmonies popular with both British and American composers of contemporary wind-band music. The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble performs the work, which lends the compact disc its title, with tremendous energy that presses the listener aggressively forward as the ensemble moves seamlessly from brilliant brass fanfares to gentle ensemble chorales. Notable moments include an elegant saxophone duet and a later virtuosic upper woodwind obligati. The recording continues with a substantial work by Jonathan Newman. Many wind-band conductors and performers r fi st discovered this eclectic composer on the 2004 recording 3

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Oct 24, 2012

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