Superb Performances of 4 World Premiere Recordings!
Four outstanding contemporary composers are represented on this album by the University of Texas Wind Ensemble with Artistic Director Jerry Junkin. The title piece by Adam Schoenberg: Migration — Symphony No. 2 for Wind Ensemble, is the World Premiere Recording of this important new work.
Reference Recordings is proud to present it beside two additional World Premieres: The Eyes of the World Are Upon You by Jennifer Jolley, and Intrada 1631 (after Juan Pérez Bocanegra) by Stephen Montague. And last but certainly not least, this release contains the premiere of a new wind ensemble transcription of John Corigliano’s Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble, with clarinet soloist Jonathan Gunn.
The repertoire on this new album was performed by the University of Texas Wind Ensemble on their CBDNA National Conference Tour in March of 2017, and recorded in sessions at Bates Recital Hall, The University of Texas at Austin, and at Meyerson Symphony Center, in Dallas Texas concluding in August of 2017. The exciting performances were captured by the Reference Recordings engineering team, GRAMMY® Award winner and multiple nominee Keith O. Johnson and multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee Sean R. Martin.
University of Texas Wind Ensemble
Jerry Junkin – Artistic Director
Jonathan Gunn – Clarinet Solo (Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble)
Brian Lewis – Violin Solo (Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble
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Total time: 01:18:48
Marcia Gordon Martin
Sean Royce Martin
|Original Recording Format|
Donald J. McKinney & Jerry Junkin
Sean Royce Martin
Keith O. Johnson
Recorded on March 3 – August 12, 2017 at Bates Recital Hall, The University of Texas in Austin, Texas and at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas
Ryan Kelly & JoAnn Nunes
|Release Date||April 14, 2023|
I enjoy finding recordings of works by contemporary modern composers. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of wind ensemble (a failing in my character according to a good audio friend), but I am quite enjoying the performances on this album.
The state of Texas houses one of the few non-military professional bands in the U.S., the Dallas Wind Symphony. The conductor of that group, Jerry Junkin, also holds the position of Director of Bands at the University of Texas. It is the University of Texas Wind Ensemble that Junkin leads on this recording.
As is often encountered in music written for wind ensemble, the works here explore and expand the tonalities and timbres that can be created from these instrumental forces. A welcome addition to the recorded wind ensemble repertoire and a fine performance from Junkin and his University of Texas Wind Ensemble.
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