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American Masters - Friday, November 6, 2009

University of Maryland Wind Orchestra Michael Votta, music director

Chris Gekker, trumpet

Friday, November 6, 2009 8:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hall

The University of Maryland Wind Orchestra will present a concert of all-American music by prominent and promising composers. The following UM library resources include scores and recordings of some of the pieces programmed on this concert as well as other pieces by these composers, recordings of guest artist Chris Gekker, and books related to the subjects on which these works are based:

  Sinfonia - Ned Rorem: A score and a recording of the Sinfonia, as well as selected diaries, letters, and memoirs by the composer.   Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places - Alan Hovhaness: A recording of Return and Rebuild the Desolate Places, as well as recordings of other Hovhaness pieces, book on the composer, and recordings by faculty member, Chris Gekker.   Fanfare Ritmico - Jennifer Higdon: This list includes recordings of various Higdon pieces.   A Child's Garden of Dreams - David Maslanka: Scores and recordings of various Maslanka pieces, as well as a score of A Child's Garden of Dreams, and a copy of Carl Jung's Man and His Symbols. This book features an account of several nightmares written down by a 10 year old girl, upon which Maslanka based A Child's Garden of Dreams.