9 Stellar Pieces

Description: 
Solo music for winds after the heavens' brightest stars.
Composers: 
Robert Martin
Performers: 
Stephen Foreman
Robert Ingliss
Paul Cohen
Michiyo Suzuki
Martin Kuuskmann
Linda Wetherill
Raymond Mase
William Purvis
Michael Powell
Catalog Number: 
#311
Genre: 
new classical
Collection: 
Furious Artisans
flute
clarinet
audiophile
Location: 

Sydney, Australia

UPC: 
726708631123
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Sep 1, 2001
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD

9 Stellar Pieces

One Sheet: 

Nine Stellar Pieces is a collection of wind solos each named after one of the heavens' brightest stars. Exhilarating and delicate, they are exuberant statements celebrating the wonder of the night sky. 

What would a star sound like? As points, they could only be single tones. As unchanging, they would have to be tones going on eternally. But though there are indeed some long, if not eternal, tones here, each of these pieces is essentially an extended melody: not so much the song of a star, perhaps, as a song addressed to a star, a hymn. 

Each is, though, in another sense the song of a star: the star performing it. The pieces are virtuoso items, ‘stellar’ for sure, one for each of the common orchestral wind instruments, including saxophone.

Reviews: 

FANFARE

Nowhere do I detect any particular influences at work, the score coming from a personal musical voice that has an instinctive relationship with each of the instruments used...Do give the disk a try, for these are highly interesting excursions into the capabilities of wind instruments. - David Denton