JAMES LENTINI (b.1958): Orchestra Hall Suite for Bassoon and String Trio, El Signo del Angel for Viola and Harp, 5 Pieces for Cello and Piano, East Coast Groove for Tuba and Piano, Scenes from Sedona for Viola and Cello, Montage for Piano Trio.
Catalogue Number: 09M090
Description: These attractive works for various ensembles employ a deft sense of instrumental color in a basically tonal vocabulary, with frequent and affectionate tribute to music of earlier generations - Weber, Mahler, Debussy among others - as well as the American vernacular of jazz and its derivatives. An atmosphere of freely rhapsodic fantasy predominates, highly effective in the music's evocations of time and place, whether the rich history of Detroit's Orchestra Hall or the gorgeous landscapes of Arizona's desert country. Various artists.