September 6, 2018

Millennium Canons

Kevin Puts

Arranged by Mark Spede

Composed: 2003

Duration: 7 minutes

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his debut opera Silent Night, Kevin Puts has been hailed as one of the most important composers of his generation. Critically acclaimed for a richly colored, harmonic, and freshly melodic musical voice that has also been described as “emotional, compelling, and releva...

February 3, 2018

Galop

Dmitri Shostakovich (trans. Donald Hunsburger)

Born: September 25th, 1906, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Died: August 9th, 1975, Moscow, Russia

Composed: 1959

Duration: 2 minutes

This light-hearted romp comes from a larger work by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.  Moscow, Cheryomushki is a satirical three-part operetta set in a housing project in southwest Moscow.  It premiered on Janu...

February 1, 2018

Serenade for brass and percussion

Willem van Otterloo

Born: December 27th, 1907, Winterswijk, Netherlands

Died: July 27th, 1978, Melbourne, Australia

Composed: 1944

Duration: 18 minutes

Conductor and composer, Willem van Otterloo was born in Winterswijk, Netherlands and died in Melbourne, Australia. After studying medicine for a time, he went to the Amsterdam Conservatory where he studi...

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