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Arctic Dreams (ed Ambrose)

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Michael Colgrass

Michael Colgrass (ed. Ambrose)


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General Info

Year: 1991 / 2015 (?)
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Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

In Arctic Dreams, Colgrass combines his own experiences living above the Arctic Circle with an Inuit family with images from a book by Barry Lopez to produce a tone poem of great sweep and expressive power. After a trombone solo suggesting the vastness of the Arctic landscape, we hear a series of tone images depicting a variety of experiences, including laughter-inducing throat singing and the majesty of the aurora borealis.

Colgrass is an inventive composer and his orchestration is always surprising and convincing.

- Stephan Hicken writes in American Record Guide of the Centaur Records CD with New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble under Frank Battisti.


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Robert J. Ambrose, conductor; Jeremy Berkman, trombone) – 12 February 2016


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