MICHAEL DAUGHERTY (b.1954): Trail of Tears for Flute and Chamber Orchestra*, Dreamachine for Percussion and Orchestra*, Reflections on the Mississippi for Tuba and Orchestra. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 04T009
Description: The latest batch of colorfully orchestrated, imaginatively conceived orchestral works by this GRAMMY Award winning composer are concertante pieces from 2010: Trail of Tears, which is a meditation on the brutal 1838 relocation of Native Americans and the flute a fittingly haunting commentator; 2013;s Reflections which goes down the famous river in four movements (“Mist”, “Fury”, “Prayer” and “Steamboat”) and the big, 34-minute Dreamachine of 2014, the most stylistically heterogenous work here from the eerie and impressionistic “Electric Eel” movement which sounds like the aquarium movement from Carnival of the Animals on acid or peyote to the rock-band drum solo in the “Vulcan’s Forge” finale. Amy Porter (flute), Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Carol Jantsch (tuba), Albany Symphony; David Alan Miller.