UMD Wind Orchestra: Music from Bach's iPod
UMD Wind Orchestra
Conductor Michael Votta
Violin James Stern
Cello Evelyn Elsing
If Bach were alive, what music would he put on his iPod? UMWO suggests works by Pergolesi, Kirchner, Britten and Dahl.
Conductor Michael Votta says, “Much like Bach’s compositions, the music on this program tends to take a simple idea and elaborate it.”
The playful theme of Kirchner’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, Ten Winds and Percussion builds through exchanges between solo violin and cello, transforming across two movements.
Dahl describes his Sinfonietta as an arch, where “the sections of the first movement correspond, in reverse order and even in some details, to the section of the last.”
The tangled melodic lines of Britten’s Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, scored for three trumpets, gradually synthesize into a unified sound through repetition.