FRANK TICHELI (b.1973): Symphony No. 1 (arr. Gary D. Green), Rest, JOHN MACKEY (b.1973): Asphalt Cocktail, MICHAEL GILBERTSON (b.1987): Vigil.
Catalogue Number: 01O083
Description: Ticheli's symphony depicts a kind of spiritual journey, beginning in hope and passing through episodes of introspection and doubt (a deliciously malicious scherzo diabolico) before arriving at a final resolution. Cast in a tonal vocabulary and four-movement symphonic form, the work charts a bold, dramatic arc. Gilbertson's Vigil derives some inspiration from the Russian Orthodox Vespers, which spirit informs the shadowy opening section. This soon gives way to a powerfully driven, warlike climax, however, before subsiding into reflective tranquility and solemn ritual once again. The Mackey is an aggressive, exciting, jazzy portrait of hectic New York life. The Ohio State University Wind Symphony; Russel C. Mikkelson.