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John Corigliano: Circus Maximus

University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Jerry Junkin

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Circus Maximus: Symphony No. 3 for Large Wind Ensemble  
1.1
I. Introitus
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
3:27
1.2
II. Screen / Siren
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
4:48
1.3
III. Channel surfing
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
5:03
1.4
IV. Night Music I
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
6:41
1.5
V. Night Music II
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
4:00
1.6
VI. Circus Maximus
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
4:05
1.7
VII. Prayer
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
5:59
1.8
VIII. Coda: Veritas
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
1:40
Gazebo Dances for Band  
1.9
I. Overture
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
4:49
1.10
II. Waltz
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
2:57
1.11
III. Adagio
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
6:36
1.12
IV. Tarantella
John Corigliano; University of Texas Wind Ensemble; Jerry Junkin
2:34
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    52:39
"Outstandingly exciting performances and terrific recorded sound ..." - ClasicsToday.com "They are attractive pieces, with little pretension and the arrangements are delightful. This music sounds fun ... there’s a bit of the circus to them ... they are light and pleasant to listen to. This disc will most likely appeal to those with a special affinity for wind ensembles and bands." - MusicWeb International In his landmark Symphony No 3, subtitled Circus Maximus, celebrated American composer John Corigliano both embodies and comments on the “massive and glamorous barbarity” of our present time, which he sees paralleling the decadence of Ancient Rome. Scored for a large concert band encircling the audience, it is a musical kaleidoscope of contemporary culture. In contrast, Gazebo Dances, which completes the programme, was inspired by the pavilions often seen on village greens in towns throughout the countryside, where concerts are given on summer evenings.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at Bass Concert Hall, Austin, Texas, USA, 25–27 November 2006 Producer: Steven Epstein Engineer & Editor: Richard King Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc. Cover image: Steve Willgren American flag, folk artist, 1880s

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