James Curnow

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James Edward (Jim) Curnow (født 17. april 1943) er en amerikansk komponist, mest kjent for sine verker for brassband og janitsjarkorps.

Curnow ble født i Port Huron, Michigan og vokste opp i Royal Oak i samme delstat. Etter studier på eufonium og i direksjon ved Wayne State University (Detroit) og Michigan State University (East Lansing) med Leonard Falcone og Harry Begian som lærere, har han undervist på ulike nivåer i over tretti år.

Curnow har mottatt en lang rekke priser for sine komposisjoner, og mottar stadig forespørsler om å skrive bestillingsverk.

Verker for blåseorkester[rediger | rediger kilde]

(Alle verker er for janitsjarbesetning om ikke annet står)

  • 1977 Symphonic Triptych
  • 1979 Collage for Band
  • 1980 Mutanza
  • 1983 American Triptych
  • 1983 The Spirit of the Guard
  • 1984 Symphonic Variants for Euphonium and Symphonic Band
  • 1985 Australian Variants Suite
  • 1986 Legend and Sundance
  • 1987 Five Concord Diversions for messingkvartett og janitsjar
  • 1987 Rejouissance Fantasia on Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott av Martin Luther
  • 1988 Welsh Variants
  • 1992 Silver Celebration
  • 1992 Masquerade for Brass for brassband
    1. Introduction
    2. Interlude
    3. Ritual Dance
  • 1994 Lochinvar
  • 1994 Overture to a Winter Festival
  • 1995 Lone Star Celebration
  • A Christmas Flourish
  • A Day at the Circus
    1. Fanfare
    2. The Grand Entry
    3. Acrobats And Aerialists
    4. The Clowns
    5. The Human Cannonball
    6. Menagerie
    7. Grand Finale
  • A Moment In Time
  • Acclamation
  • Apple Island Legend
  • Bach Variants
  • Brass Metamorphosis for brassband
  • Be thou my vision
  • Canticle of the Creatures (Symphonic Suite for Band)
    1. Prologue
    2. Brother Sun
    3. Sister Moon and Stars
    4. Brother Fire
    5. Mother Earth
    6. Epilogue
  • Canticles
  • Celebration Variations
  • Centennial Spirit
  • Chant and Capriccio
  • Christmas Carillon
  • Christmas Fancies
  • Christmas Party
  • Concertino for Solo Percussionist and Symphonic Band
  • Concertino for Tuba and Band
  • Concerto for Euphonium and Winds and Percussion
  • Concertpiece for Trompet og janitsjar
  • Constellations
  • Down from the Shimmering Sky
    1. The Spirit World
    2. The Mortal World
    3. The Undersea World
  • Fanfare and Flourishes
  • Fanfare and Jubiloso
  • Fanfare for Spartacus
  • Fanfare Prelude "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"
  • Fanfare Prelude on the Italian Hymn
  • Fantasia for Tuba and Concert Band
  • Fiddle Tunes from the American Revolution
    1. Lovely Nancy
    2. Hay Makers
  • Finale for a Winter Festival
  • Flirtations for Flute
  • Four Colonial Country Dances
    1. Introduction and the Humor of Boston
    2. Lord Mayor's Delight
    3. Colonial Jig
    4. Devil's Dream
  • Freedom Road
  • Introduction and Capriccio (for Clarinet and Band)
  • John F. Kennedy in Memoriam
  • Knoxville 1800 for brassband
  • Legend in Brass for brassband
    1. Fanfare
    2. Soliloquy
    3. Finale
  • Let Creation Praise!
  • Meditation – The New Covenant for brassband
  • Mid-West Golden Jubilee Overture
  • None But the Lonely Heart
  • Northwest Passage
  • Ode and Epinicion
  • Odyssey
  • Of Courage and Patriotism
  • Olympic Fanfare and Theme
  • Pershing’s Own
  • Praetorius Variations
  • Prayer ( O Divine Redeemer) for Euphonium og korps
  • Prelude and Celebration
  • Prelude on a Hymn on Praise
  • Proclamation
  • Rhapsody for Euphonium and Band
  • Rhapsody on American Shaped Note Melodies
  • Silver Ribbon Chanteys
  • Suo-Gan
  • Symphonic Poem for Winds and Percussion
  • The Eagle's Flight
  • The Music – Makers
  • The Old Man of the Mountain
  • The Shepherd's Farewell
  • The Sky World
  • The Spirit Soars
  • To Bind the Nations Wounds
  • To Fly Without Wings
  • Toccata for brassband
  • Toward the Sunrising
  • Transfiguration
  • Trittico for Brass Band (pliktnummer EM for brassband 1989)
  • Under Three Flags
  • When Time Will Be No More
  • Where Mythical Beings Play
  • Winds of Change