New Classical Tracks: Orchestral Discoveries – Jack Gallagher Orchestral Music
November 6, 2010
St Paul, Minn. — Sometimes the most surprising things come from the most unexpected places. Who could have predicted that one of the greatest rock bands of all time would come from Liverpool, England? Here’s another one for you. The composer responsible for the exciting orchestral music on this new release isn’t from Los Angeles or New York—he hails from a smaller city in Ohio. American conductor JoAnn Falletta unearthed four orchestral works by Jack Gallagher and recently recorded them with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Jack Gallagher’s Symphony in OneMovement: Threnody has been acclaimed by in Tune magazine as ‘enormously inventing’ and by Österreichische Musikzeitschrift as ‘a one-movement symphony of great colorfulness’. The warm, lyrical Berceuse was heralded by TheWashington Post as ‘a treat’ and ‘a lovely melodic and accessible work’. The spirited DiversionsOverture and Sinfonietta for StringOrchestra, in five-movement arch form, complete this survey of Gallagher’s music for orchestra recorded by the London Symphony under the direction of JoAnn Falletta.