Don Gillis' music
for wind quintet -
'... always well-crafted, easy to listen to and often fun.'
This interesting CD is a welcome addition to recorded wind quintet music. I had previously heard two symphonies by American composer, conductor and teacher Don Gillis (1912-1978), but was unfamiliar with his chamber music.
These three suites for wind quintet were all written in 1938-1939 when the composer was still in his twenties, and not long before he became a producer for the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Toscanini.
Gillis' output as a composer was not huge, but his music is always well-crafted, easy to listen to and often fun...
Copyright © 24 March 2016