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Barry Kilpatrick
American Record Guide, November 2013

This collection is subtitled Christmas Classics for Wind Band, but the program offers more.

Emory University…has a very small music department. It can be proud of this fine effort by its Symphonic Winds and director Scott Stewart. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



David Denton
David's Review Corner, November 2012

An unusual and most welcome disc of music related to Christmas. Having had the annual task for very many years of selecting the programme for the Christmas concert in one of the UK’s major concert halls, you soon learn just how limited is the choice of appropriate works. Conductor, Scott Stewart, has looked down the byways of the Anglo-American repertoire, programming my own oft used Fantasy on Old Carols by Gustav Holst and Leroy Anderson’s ever popular, Sleigh Ride to add a degree of familiarity. He cheats a little - as I always did - by introducing music with no connection whatsoever with the festive season, Bruce Broughton’s In the World of Spirits a delightful windswept score, and Jennifer Higdon’s strangely haunting, Mysterium having few links with Christmas. Completely new to me was Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music, originally composed in November 1944, but later enlarged to its present version in 1948. Not thematic material you will readily recognise, but having, as its opening, that emotive feel of East European religious chants, the score brings to the disc its most extended work, ending in a riot of colourful happiness, Emory University is situated in Atlanta, the Emory Symphonic Winds combining college students and members of the Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble…you would be hard pressed not to enjoy the enthusiasm with which they perform. The recordings made over nine days in 2011 have plenty of impact. © 2012 David’s Review Corner






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