This new recording features works from Australia: pieces composed for and commissioned by the ensemble including works by Conservatorium composers Matthew Hindson and Carl Vine. It also contains the premiere recording of the only wind band work by international artist Andre Previn.
“It’s been a joy working with the talented members of the Con Wind Symphony in general, and on this project specifically,” said Lynch. “I’m excited for the international band community to hear the talent here in Australia!”
Andrew Freeman, piccolo, “It is so great to listen to the album we recorded last year in the SCM Wind Symphony. Check it out! This was such a fun project and thanks for all of the amazing experiences I had in the Wind Symphony during my time at the Con!”
Mason St. Pierre, postgraduate conducting student, “Coming from the US, where wind ensembles at the collegiate level record regularly, it was amazing to watch the SCM Wind Symphony put down an album for the first time. You were able to witness a group of talented musicians transform themselves into the extraordinary group you hear on our CD. The energy was definitely different by the end of the project.”
Stephen Lytle, college band director, Miami, Ohio, “I just finished listening to the album-fantastic! Tremendous players and terrific repertoire! Listening to Requiem for a City for the second time now. What a captivating way to end the album. Congratulations!”.
Matt Klohs, Director Royal Australian Navy Band, Sydney, “Warm congratulations to John Lynch and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for the release of their brand new Wind Band recording today. This will be well worth listening to folks.”
Evan Harger, Oregon conductor, “Absolutely stunning CD John Lynch, every piece is remarkable! I think the Previn is a masterpiece and is definitely rewarding with repeated listenings.”
Celebrare Celeberrime (celebration to the extreme) aptly captures the mood of this collection of mostly Australian repertoire. A number of the works, including those by Vine, Muhl, Lane, Previn and Hindson/Mac, are premiere recordings. The works by Matthew Hindson and Paul Mac, and Peter Van Zandt Lane were composed especially for the ensemble. Each composer’s distinctive voice is a welcome addition to the ever expanding repertoire for this medium. International composer and conductor Andre Previn’s first wind band work is a focal point of the album.
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony
John P. Lynch, conductor
1. Celebrare Celeberrime-Carl Vine [born 1954]/arr. Littlemore (Faber Music)
2. Smoke and Mirrors-Erica Muhl [born 1961] (Erica Muhl)
3. Spoon River-Percy Aldridge Grainger [1882-1961]/ed. Carson and Naylor (Southern Music Company)
4. E.G.B.D.S. (Edward Grieg By David Stanhope) [born 1952]-David Stanhope (H L Music)
5. Hivemind-Peter Van Zandt Lane [born 1985] (Peter Van Zandt Lane (BMI)
Music for Wind Orchestra (No Strings Attached)-Andre Previn [born 1929] (G. Schirmer)
6. I. Moderate
7. II. Slow
8. III. Fast
9. Requiem for a City (movement I)-Matthew Hindson [born 1968] and Paul Mac [born 1965] (Faber Music)