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'Contact'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Contact'

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'Contact' Abe Prism Rhapsody II (a) Ford Stubernic Fantasy (b) Higdon Percussion Concerto (c) D McCarthy Chamber Symphony No 1 (d) (a) Keiko Abe mari Mark Ford (abd) mari/ (c) perc (b) Paul Rennick mari (b) Sandi Rennick mari North Texas Wind Symphony / Eugene Migliaro Corporon GIA Wind Works (F) CD1043 (70' * DDD)

'Taylor Made' Conte A Copland Portrait Cuong Moth Dooley Mavericks Grantham Symphony No 2, 'After Hafiz' Kozhevnikov Symphony No 3, 'Slavyanskaya' Stephenson Three Bones Concerto (a) aTony Baker, aNatalie Mannix, (a) Steven Menard inns North Texas Wind Symphony / Eugene Migliaro Corporon GIA Wind Works (F) CD1039 (75' * DDD)

The North Texas Wind Symphony are nothing if not industrious, with a recording history going back to the late 1980s. Director Eugene Migliaro Corporon consistently draws playing of the highest quality from the band, as I noted in my review of a clutch of their recordings last year (4/17), and this new pair carry on where they left off. 'Contact' focuses on concertante works, the band partnering percussion virtuoso Mark Ford (and friends). Pick of the crop is Jennifer Higdon's fabulous Grammy Award-winning Percussion Concerto (2004-05), given here in its popular 2008 wind band arrangement. Ford proves more than equal to its demands in a driving performance of rhythmic precision and considerable poetry. He is partnered by the marimba legend Keiko Abe in the latter's arrangement of her Prism Rhapsody II (1996, for single instrument and orchestra) for two marimbas and wind band. …

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