Silvestre Revueltas - "Sensemayá"
Sensemayá Silvestre Revueltas Born: December 31, 1899, Santiago Papasquiaro, Mexico Died: October 5, 1940, Mexico City, Mexico Original Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra Composed: 1949 Arranged: 1980, by Frank Bencriscutto Duration: 7 minutes University of Maryland Wind Orchestra "Variations on a Revolution" Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 pm Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center The University of Maryland at College Park Sensemayá is b
Leo Brouwer - "Cancion de Gesta "
Canción de Gesta (Epopeya del Granma, la nave llena de Futuro; Epopée [epic poem] of Granma, the ship loaded with Future) Leo Brouwer Born: March 1, 1939, Havana, Cuba Instrumentation: Symphonic Winds Composed: 1979 Duration: 26 minutes University of Maryland Wind Orchestra "Variations on a Revolution" Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 pm Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center The University of Maryland at College Park There are numerous ext
Johann Sebastian Bach's "Goldberg Variations"... For Band
Aria with 18 Variations, BWV 988, “Goldberg Variations” Johann Sebastian Bach Born: March 21, 1685, Eisenach, Germany Died: July 28, 1750, Leipzig, Germany Original Instrumentation: Harpsichord Composed: 1741 Arranged: 2003, by Michael Colgrass Duration: 35 minutes University of Maryland Wind Orchestra "Variations on a Revolution" Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:00 pm Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center The University of Maryland at Colleg
Building the Stucky Percussion Concerto
The University of Maryland School of Music's Instagram feed, @terpsmusic , captured our setup for the Stucky Percussion Concerto at the dress rehearsal yesterday. You've got to see it to believe it... click "Read More" for the video, and check us out on Instagram, too - @umwindorch . UMWO Concert Saturday, October 8, 8:00 pm, Dekelboum Concert Hall. #stucky #umwo #blog
Stucky Recording Session
Check out photos from UMWO's recording session today for the Stucky Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra, available on the UMWO Instagram and Twitter accounts. #umwo #blog #stucky #soloist
Soloist Profile: Lee Hinkle
UMWO's first concert this season (October 8th) will feature the return of a familiar collaborator - Lee Hinkle, Lecturer in Percussion and d
Steven Stucky - "Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra"
Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra 1. Energico 2. Moderato delicato, quasi senza tempo 3. Vivace 4. Grave (To the Victims of September 11, 2001) 5. Gioioso Steven Stucky Born: November 7, 1949, Hutchinson, Kansas Died: February 14, 2016, Ithaca, New York Instrumentation: Wind Orchestra and Percussion Soloist Composed: 2001 Duration: 20 minutes The huge array of solo instruments in my Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orchestra is the result of a request from the solois
Steven J. Kukla - "Folksongs for Winds"
Folksongs for Winds 1. Russian 2. American 3. French 4. Finale Steven J. Kukla Born: January 23, 1984, Johnson City, Tennessee Instrumentation: Wind Octet Composed: 2004 Duration: 17 minutes This piece is a collection of movements that are based loosely around folk melodies from their respective countries, or around a particular “style” of composition; i.e. the American movement spans different genres of American music, from the expected barn dance to a funky rock and roll.
George Rochberg - "Black Sounds"
Black Sounds for Small Orchestra George Rochberg Born: July 5, 1918, Paterson, New Jersey Died: May 29, 2005, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania Instrumentation: Small Wind Orchestra Composed: 1965 Duration: 14 minutes Rochberg, on Black Sounds: In 1964, I wrote a large wind ensemble work entitled Apocalyptica – from this work I drew the material for a 17-player wind piece called Black Sounds. This new work was done in 1965 on commission from Lincoln Center for a dance called The Act, c
Karel Husa - "Les Couleurs Fauves"
Les Couleurs Fauves 1. Persistent Bells 2. Ritual Dance Masks Karel Husa Born: August 7, 1921, Prague, Czechoslovakia Instrumentation: Small Wind Orchestra Composed: 1996 Duration: 17 minutes Les Couleurs Fauves was commissioned by alumni and friends of the Northwestern University School of Music, in honor of the fortieth anniversary of John P. Paynter’s appointment to the faculty. Unfortunately, Paynter died before the work's premiere, which occurred at a memorial concert fo