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Wind Band Music - CLARKE, N. / TURNBULL, K. / SANTANDREU, J. (Earthrise) (MTSU Wind Ensemble, Thomas)


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Wind Band Music - CLARKE, N. / TURNBULL, K. / SANTANDREU, J. (Earthrise) (MTSU Wind Ensemble, Thomas)

This program presents exciting new works by three composers whose backgrounds range from military bands to rock and jazz music. Nigel Clarke’s Earthrise represents the drama of the entire NASA Apollo 8 flight. This contrasts with the Heritage Suite, a representation of the day-to-day life of the historic market town of West Malling in Kent, England. Celebrating the Battle of Britain in 1940, Their Finest Hour uses the actual alarm bell which called the RAF fighter pilots to their planes. In Kit Turnbull’s striking evocation the trombone assumes the rôle of the griot, a poet, storyteller and musician who chronicles West African tribal stories through words, mime and movement. Jesús Santandreu’s Sortes Diabolorum evokes the violence of the Inquisition and the ultimate triumph of common sense over superstition.

Clarke, Nigel

1.   Earthrise 00:18:28

Turnbull, Kit

2.   I. The Orator 00:04:54
3.   II. The Songsmith 00:04:21
4.   III. Dancers and Drummers 00:03:50

Clarke, Nigel

  Heritage Suite (What Hope Saw)
5.   I. Bric - a - brac Market 00:03:55
6.   II. Prayers and Plagues 00:04:59
7.   III. Cornucopia 00:01:07
8.   IV. Hop Pickers Round 00:01:46
9.   V. Warm Beer and Cricket 00:05:31
10.   VI. Wyatt's Rebllion and Hope 00:03:18

Santandreu, Jesus

  Sortes Diabolorum
11.   Sortes Diabolorum 00:18:30

Clarke, Nigel

  Their Finest Hour
12.   Their Finest Hour 00:04:38

Total Playing Time: 01:15:17

Clarke, Nigel; Santandreu, Jesus; Turnbull, Kit

Thomas, Reed

Middle Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble

Loucky, David

Label: Naxos

Series: Wind Band Classics

Genre: Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.573184

Barcode: 747313318476

Physical Release: 02/2014

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