Hovhaness: Wind Music, Vol. 3 / Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
The value of the Naxos label’s ongoing American Classics series has never been so aptly demonstrated as with the success of this release from the able but hardly well-known Central Washington University Wind Ensemble. A few pieces here have gained exposure: October Mountain is a fixture of percussion ensemble concerts in the U.S., at least, but several are world premieres. This is all to the good, and there’s not a dull moment to be had here. This is both a wide sampling of Hovhaness’ music and a valuable close focus on his music for winds.
– All Music Guide (James Manheim)
Catalog Number: 8559837
Composer: Alan Hovhaness
Conductor: Keith Brion, Larry Gookin, Mark Goodenberger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Central Washington University Wind Ensemble
Performer: Adrienne Shields, Clara Mannino, Maggie Whiteman, Taylor Edwards