Symphonic Brotherhood

Symphonic Brotherhood


Symphonic Brotherhood

Release Date: 08/10/1995
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 104   Spars Code: DDD
Composer:  David Nathaniel BakerHenry Thacker BurleighAdolphus HailstorkGary Powell Nash,   …
Performer:  Everett McCorvey
Conductor:  Julius P. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra

R E V I E W S:

“With the exception of Burleigh, these composers are contemporary American academics. They range in age from Nash, a Ph.D. candidate not yet 30, to Baker, Distinguished Professor of Music and Chairman of the Jazz Department at Indiana University, who is 62. Adolphus Hailstork’s 1988 symphony is a bright, forceful work, written in Stravinsky’s neo-classical style for Haydn’s orchestra….Composer-conductor Julius P. Williams wrote Easter Celebration in 1993; we get two excerpts from that cantata….Meditation in particular achieves a warm serenity that is quite lovely. Gary Powell Nash’s 1992 memorial to Sojourner Truth is a dramatic mixture of Roy Harris Americanism with jazz and gospel elements. It all works beautifully, creating a feeling of uplift and nobility, and rising to several mighty climaxes. This is a stunning piece from such a young composer, promising much for his future….The performances are consistently attentive to the widely varying moods of the music….” (Fanfare)