24K Gould / Leslie, UNLV Wind Orchestra

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The UNLV Wind Orchestra has received international acclaim for its fresh and creative approach to music making. Performing contemporary repertoire in addition to classical masterworks, the Wind Orchestra at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has been responsible for commissioning and premiering numerous significant new works by America’s finest young contemporary composers. The ensemble is comprised of music majors, non-majors, and includes select graduate students enrolled in the masters and doctoral performance degree programs at UNLV. Under the baton of Professor Thomas G. Leslie, the Wind Orchestra has received acclaim for outstanding performances at conventions across the globe. They have also received outstanding reviews for twenty professional recordings of international repute. The cornerstone of this album- and the piece from where the album’s title comes- is Morton Gould’s Festive Music, penned in 1964 by the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra of Illinois. In 1991 Mark Jirousek transcribed the work for wind band- the arrangement heard on this release. This work is paired with other remarkable wind band pieces by composers Malcolm Arnold, Howard Hanson, Julian Tanaka, and Jean Francaix.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: August 31, 2018

  • Catalog Number: K11222

  • UPC: 019688122225

  • Label: KlAVIEr

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Composer: Howard Hanson, Jean Françaix, Julian Tanaka, Malcolm Arnold, Morton Gould

  • Conductor: Thomas G. Leslie, Zane Douglass

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: UNLV Wind Orchestra

  • Performer: Barbara Hull, Stephen Caplan


  1. Festive Music

    Composer: Morton Gould

    Ensemble: UNLV Wind Orchestra

    Performer: Barbara Hull (Trumpet)

    Conductor: Thomas G. Leslie

  2. Rift

    Composer: Julian Tanaka

    Ensemble: UNLV Wind Orchestra

    Conductor: Thomas G. Leslie

  3. Dies natalis II

    Composer: Howard Hanson

    Ensemble: UNLV Wind Orchestra

    Conductor: Thomas G. Leslie

  4. L'horloge de flore

    Composer: Jean Françaix

    Ensemble: UNLV Wind Orchestra

    Performer: Stephen Caplan (Oboe)

    Conductor: Zane Douglass

  5. Tam O'Shanter Overture, Op. 51

    Composer: Malcolm Arnold

    Ensemble: UNLV Wind Orchestra

    Conductor: Thomas G. Leslie