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CBC FEATURES ESPRIT ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE OF "SIDE BY SIDE"
Press this link for CBC's musical presentation page The Esprit Orchestra Concert featuring the premiere of Michael Colgrass' Side by Side, for altered piano, harpsichord and orchestra, will be the featured concert on the CBC website for this next year. Click on the link above or press on the Michael Colgrass music link on the CBC Music Playlist Page.
SIDE BY SIDE for harpsichord, altered piano and orchestra for soloist Joanne Kong, co-commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), The Richmond Symphony Orchestra and the Esprit Orchestra.
First premiere: 13 May 2007 by Alex Pauk conducting Joanne Kong with the Esprit Orchestra at St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto. Second premiere: 2 November 2007 with Gil Rose conducting the BMOP orchestra at Jordan Hall in Boston.
RAAG MALA for wind ensemble commissioned by the Southern Utah University Symphonic Band, premiered 19 April 2006.
OLD CHURCHES (choral version), 10 Nov 2006, Commissioned by the University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale. University of Louisville Collegiate Chorale. Kent Hatteberg, Director.
WINDS OF NAGUAL for large Wind Ensemble Ohio State University Wind symphony Russel C. Mikkleson, conductor Naxos 8.570244
URBAN REQUIEM for four saxophones and wind orchestra The University of Michigan Symphony Band, Michael Haithcock, conductor. Collaborations, U of M Symphony Band, Equilibrium Records, EQ 66 Youngstown State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble Stephen Gage, conductor CD4 YSUSWE
BALI for wind ensemble North Texas State Wind Symphony Eugene Corporon conducting GIA Windworks Series
Michael Colgrass was a featured composer at the University of Louisville New Music Festival 8-11 November 2006. Works performed include:
ARCTIC DREAMS for symphonic wind ensemble. Northwestern University -- 27 January 2006 State University of New York – February 25, 2006 Texas Christian University Wind Ensemble -- 26 March 2007 at Texas Christian University -- 29 March 2007 at CBDNA conference in Ann Arbor University of Washington -- 20 May 2006
BALI for wind ensemble Hanover Wind symphony,10 February 2007 Michigan State University Wind Ensemble, March 20 2007 The University of North Texas Wind Symphony, 21 July 2006
THE BEETHOVEN MACHINE for wind ensemble The Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble, Marietta Georgia, December 10, 2006.
DÉJÀ VU for four percussionists and orchestra New World Symphony, Miami, 6 April 2007
DÉJÀ VU for four percussionists and Wind Ensemble U. S. Marine Band Washington, DC. February 12, 2006
DREAM DANCER for alto saxophone and wind ensemble Toronto Wind Orchestra, Toronto, November 27, 2006 (also recorded – 1/4-6/07)
HAMMER AND BOW for violin and marimba “Quorum” New Music Ensemble, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, 26 January 2006
LETTER FROM MOZART, for orchestra
URBAN REQUIEM for four saxophones and wind orchestra
VARIATIONS FOR FOUR DRUMS AND VIOLA
Merkin Hall, New York city, 21 March 2007
WILD RIOT OF THE SHAMAN’S DREAMS, for solo flute
WINDS OF NAGUAL, for symphonic wind ensemble
MYSTIC WITH A CREDIT CARD
APACHE LULLABY (2003) 4'45"
GOTTA MAKE NOISE (2003) 3'30"
THE BEETHOVEN MACHINE (2003) 6'
OLD CHURCHES (2000) 5'30"
J.W. Pepper Music named this piece from the American Composers Forum Band quest commissioning series one of their "Editors' Choice" selections for 2003.
"If you're looking for something that stands apart from the average band fare, take a look at 'Old Churches.' Intriguing thematic material and Colgrass' fine compositional style combine to make this a powerful, unique musical statement. Using easy graphic notation, students have a fun and creative way to explore sound production along with the compositional process. It' s quite an amazing work for this level, and one worth exploring."
BALI (2005) 8’, Wind Ensemble, For sale (CF)
TE TUMA TE PAPA (2001) 12’, Solo percussionist, For sale (CF)
HAMMER AND BOW (2000) 12’, Violin and marimba, For sale (CF)
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