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TICHELI, F.: Wild Nights! / ETEZADY, R.: Anahita / MACKEY, J.: Soprano Saxophone Concerto (University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Weiss)

Artist(s) Weiss, Scott, Conductor • University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, Ensemble • Gnojek, Vince, soprano saxophone
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos • Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Catalogue 8.572129
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble offers musically enriching and artistically outstanding performances of the finest wind band repertoire. Following Redline Tango (8.570074), the Ensemble here presents a diverse selection of 21st-century music which takes its name from multi-award-winning Ticheli`s exuberant Wild Nights! Mackey`s Soprano Saxophone Concerto pays tribute to his teacher Corigliano`s Clarinet Concerto, the instrumentation of its inner movements matching their titles: ‘Felt’, ‘Metal’ and ‘Wood’. Etezady`s Anahita was inspired by William Morris Hunt`s depiction of the beautiful and terrifying Zoroastrian night goddess, Dzubay`s



Review By David Denton,Naxos,May 2009

The Kansas University is regarded as having one of the outstanding American college wind ensembles, a fact proven in this hard-hitting new release. They offer a program from five living American composers, opening with Frank Ticheli’s Wild Nights!, a vigorous seven-minute whirlwind journey through a piece of band virtuosity, with plenty of solo spots, a central sleazily section, and use your imagination for some real live action. Shadow Dance by David Dzubay takes its inspiration from French religious chant. Maybe some will find it in there, others may not, but its enjoyable. Peace comes with Steven Bryant’s Dusk, a quiet work and in contrast with the three-movements of Anahita from Roshanne Etezady. Opening with the



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