Listen to an extract from Symphony No. 2 ‘Ascendant’: II. Playfully
Symphony No. 2 ‘Ascendant’
London Symphony Orchestra • JoAnn Falletta
Jack Gallagher continues his association with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta with Symphony No. 2 ‘Ascendant,’
a robust, colorful work of dramatic contrasts and expansive architecture that seeks to express the aspirations and strivings of the human spirit. Quiet Reflections is a calm, serenely lyrical meditation which evokes a sense of longing for past tranquility.
“Gallagher's vibrant, complex symphony is a shining example of the best of contemporary music, and it is vividly realized by the London Symphony Orchestra, who played it with great commitment. I hope that people everywhere will enjoy the discovery of the work of this superb composer.” – JoAnn Falletta
“This new disc shows an even more masterful Gallagher, tackling a long-form symphony with good ideas, orchestrational brilliance, and a cohesive sequencing worthy of your attentive ear.”
– 2015 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review