Strange Humors

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Strange Humors



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29th Nov 2010




65 minutes


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Strange Humors


Raise the Roof for Timpani and Wind Band

Brooklyn Bridge for Solo Clarinet and Symphonic Band

Mackey, J:

Strange Humors


The Hound of Heaven

Maureen Hurd (clarinet) & Todd Quinlan (timpani)

Rutgers Wind Ensemble, William Berz



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The Rutgers Wind Ensemble here presents four engaging works rich with cross-cultural allusions by leading American composers. John Mackey’s aptly named Strange Humors merges African hand-drumming, an Orientalist musical style and the big band sound into a sultry brew. Michael Daugherty’s virtuosic Raise the Roof for timpani and wind ensemble pays homage to buildings such as the Empire State, while the clarinet concerto Brooklyn Bridge takes panoramic views across New York City. James Syler’s The Hound of Heaven charts the spiritual journey of a desperate soul who seeks and finds the balm of God’s grace.

John Mackey: Strange Humors

Strange Humors

Michael Daugherty: Raise the Roof (version for timpani and wind band)

Raise the Roof (version for timpani and wind band)

Michael Daugherty: Brooklyn Bridge

I. East

II. South

III. West

IV. North

James Syler: The Hound of Heaven

I. I Fled Him, Down the Nights

II. The Gold Gateway of the Stars

III. Within the Little Children's Eyes

IV. Nature's - Share with Me

V. And Smitten Me to My Knee

VI. I am He Whom Thou Seekest!

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