Magazine Praises CD by DePauw Band, "An Ensemble Most Worthy of Your Attention"

Magazine Praises CD by DePauw Band, "An Ensemble Most Worthy of Your Attention"

June 27, 2007

Brooklyn Bridge Band CD.jpgJune 27, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "This is the sixth disc from the DePauw University Band and is a very professional offering from an ensemble most worthy of your attention," writes Ira Novoselsky in the latest issue of Bandworld. Novoselsky offers a review of the DePauw Band's compact disc, Brooklyn Bridge, which was released in January on the Mark Masters label.

"Brooklyn Bridge is Michael Daugherty's four movement virtuoso showcase for clarinet and symphonic band," notes the magazine. "The movements represent the East, South, West (unaccompanied clarinet), and North views from this architectural wonder. Also included on this recording is 'Zion' (Dan Welcher), 'Fanfare for the Common Man' (Aaron Copland), 'Blue Shades' (Frank Ticheli), and 'Lux Aurumque' (Eric Whitacre). The remaining work is 'Patterns for Band' by Donald H. White, a composer well-associated with DePauw University: the band has also recorded White's 'Miniature Set for Band' and 'Concertino for Timpani, Winds, and DePauw Band 2006 7.jpgPercussion.'

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The DePauw University Band, under the direction of Craig Paré, recorded Brooklyn Bridge April 28-30, 2006, in DePauw's Kresge Auditorium. The title work features a clarinet solo by Professor Randy Salman.

Copies of Brooklyn Bridge, along with the University Band's other five compact discs, can be purchased at Mark Custom Recording Service and Shattinger Music Company.

Source: Bandworld