Album Title: WIND COLORS
Recording: College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble-William H. Silvester
Publisher: Mark 6023-MCD
There is a lot of fine music packed into this exceptional recording. The eleven works include solos, original works and transcriptions; certainly something for everyone's taste. Among the gems on Wind Colors are Rahoon:Rhapsody for Clarinet & Band (Reed) and Dr. Silvester's first rate setting of Tschaikovsky's Majestic March (Coronation March). The soloists and the entire ensemble put a lot of effort into this quality recording and it shows. Highly recommended.
Album Title: IMPRESSIONS
Recording: Drake University Wind Symphony-Robert Meunier
Publisher: Mark Masters 6063-MCD
Here is a very fine recording by one of the Midwest's premier wind orchestras. Whether it's the simple, idyllic sounds of Down a Country Lane (Copland/Patterson) or the various stylistic and virtuoso demands of Sinfonietta: Suito Sketches (Van der Roost), the Drake University Wind Symphony gives the utmost attention to every musical detail & nuance. Also included on Impressions is Fanfare from A Jubilee Symphony (Ito), Nebula (Danner) and To Walk with Wings (Giroux). This recording certainly deserves a place in your listening library.