Various: Northern Winds (Naxos Audio CD)


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Wallace Halladay (saxophone)
Simon Docking (piano)
Toronto Wind Orchestra
Tony Gomes, conductor

Northern Winds is an inspirational album featuring a wealth of Canadian talent that highlights imaginative approaches to wind orchestration across various styles by several composers, from Louis Applebaum’s High Spirits for full ensemble to Henry Kucharzyk’s Some Assembly Required whose title wittily refers to his pointillistic/ aleatoric technique.

The young featured soloists have already been critically acclaimed, Canadian saxophonist Wallace Halladay as “one of Canada’s leading performers of contemporary music” and Australian-born, Halifax-based pianist Simon Docking for his “extraordinarily vivid realizations of contemporary music”.


Contents and Reviews

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Oiseaux Exotiques

Louis Applebaum (1918-2000): High Spirits – A Short Overture for Concert Band

Michael Colgrass (b. 1932): Dream Dancer

Henry Kucharzyk (b. 1953): Some Assembly Required

Gary Kulesha (b. 1954): Ensembles

Harry Freedman (1922-2005): Laurentian Moods – Suite of French Canadian Folk Songs