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James Curnow
«Jim» Curnow
Født James Edward Curnow
17. april 1943 (73 år)
Port Huron, Michigan
Yrke Komponist, dirigent
Nasjonalitet USA Amerikansk

James Edward Curnow (født 17. april 1943) er en amerikansk komponist, mest kjent for sine verker for brassband og janitsjarkorps. Som komponist er han svært produktiv.[1]

Liv og virke[rediger | rediger kilde]

Curnow ble født i Port Huron, Michigan og vokste opp i Royal Oak i samme delstat. Etter studier på musikkinstrumentet 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.[1]

Som dirigent og komponist har Curnow reist over USA, Canada, Australia, Japan og i en rekke land i Europa. Han har mottatt en lang rekke priser for sine komposisjoner, og mottar stadig forespørsler om å skrive bestillingsverk.[1]

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
  • # Introduction
  • # Interlude
  • # Ritual Dance
  • 1994 Lochinvar
  • 1994 Overture to a Winter Festival
  • 1995 Lone Star Celebration
  • A Christmas Flourish
  • A Day at the Circus
  • # Fanfare
  • # The Grand Entry
  • # Acrobats And Aerialists
  • # The Clowns
  • # The Human Cannonball
  • # Menagerie
  • # 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)
  • # Prologue
  • # Brother Sun
  • # Sister Moon and Stars
  • # Brother Fire
  • # Mother Earth
  • # 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
  • # The Spirit World
  • # The Mortal World
  • # 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
  • # Lovely Nancy
  • # Hay Makers
  • Finale for a Winter Festival
  • Flirtations for Flute
  • Four Colonial Country Dances
  • # Introduction and the Humor of Boston
  • # Lord Mayor's Delight
  • # Colonial Jig
  • # 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
  • # Fanfare
  • # Soliloquy
  • # 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

Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde]

  1. ^ a b c Curnow Music Press Presents James Curnow

Eksterne lenker[rediger | rediger kilde]