Emory Symphonic Winds, Scott A Stewart (conductor)
The Emory Symphonic Winds, comprised of members of the Emory Wind Ensemble and the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, are American leaders in the commissioning of new music. Bruce Broughton's In the World of Spirits was dedicated to the ensemble and is a work of action, dynamism and electric physicality. Christmas carols and hymns are explored by Gustav Holst while Jennifer Higdon charts the intangible beauty of music itself. Alfred Reed's Russian Christmas Music is a classic of symphonic band writing: rich, colorful and sonorous.
Smith Symphonic Prelude on 'Adeste Fideles', Reed Greensleeves, Russian Christmas Music; Holst (arr. Daehn) Christmas Day - Fantasy on Old Carols; Sparke A Winter's Tale; Broughton In the World of Spirits; Holst (arr. Smith) In the Bleak Midwinter; Higdon Mysterium; Anderson Sleigh Ride
Running Time: 57 min