The Music Of Brian Balmages, Vol. 1

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Label: Mark Records
Catalog: 54617-MCD

McCutcheon, Russell; Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony; Marx, Steven

Brian Balmages is an award-winning composer whose music has been performed throughout the world with commissions ranging from elementary schools to professional orchestras. The Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony, led by conductor Russell McCutcheon, presents “The Music of Brian Balmages” Vol. 1 on the Mark Masters label. This recording features eight of Balmages’ works for wind band. Trumpet soloist Steven Marx joins McCutcheon and the Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony for the recording premiere of the beautiful Trust in Angels. The ensemble moves through contemporary styles in Metal, Industrial Loops and Primal Dances; honors protestors and revolutionaries old and new in Within the Castle Walls (Songs of Welsh Revolution) and Shrine of the Fallen (Kiev, 2014); and showcases Balmages’ compositional lyricism and creativity in Rippling Watercolors and Spontaneous Beings. The Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony is based in the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College.

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