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Joseph Schwantner: "Luminosity (Concerto for Wind Orchestra)"

April 13, 2017

 Luminosity (Concerto for Wind Orchestra)

  1. Spiritoso e energico

  2. Misterioso

  3. Grande e con forza

Joseph Schwantner

Born: March 22, 1943, Chicago, Illinois

Instrumentation: Large Wind Ensemble

Composed: 2014

Duration: 20 minutes

 

Schwantner writes,

 

Luminosity, cast in three extended movements, is the latest and most ambitious work I have written for wind ensemble, following and the mountains rising nowhere (1977), From a Dark Millennium (1980), In evening’s stillness… (1996) and Recoil (2004).

 

Movement I (Spiritoso e energico) and III (Grande e con forza) exploit each of the wind, brass and percussion choirs while Movement II (Misterioso) is a slow movement that takes the form of a mini-concerto for solo clarinet.

 

Luminosity was commissioned by the CBDNA (College Band Director's National Association), with support by members of a consortia organized by Dr. Nikk Pilato of Emory University.


 

Joseph Schwantner, Luminosity (Concerto for Wind Orchestra), I. Spiritoso e energico
Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor

 

Joseph Schwantner, Luminosity (Concerto for Wind Orchestra), II. Misterioso

Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor

 

Joseph Schwantner, Luminosity (Concerto for Wind Orchestra), III. Grande e con forza
Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor

 

Additional Resources:

- UMWO Blog Schwantner Posts

- JosephSchwantner.com

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