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Don Gillis' music
for wind quintet -
heard by
GEOFF PEARCE

'... always well-crafted, easy to listen to and often fun.'

Madera Wind Quintet - 5 Piece Combo. © 2015 Madera Wind Quintet - 5 Piece Combo

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 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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MADERA WIND QUINTET - 5 PIECE COMBO

WIND MUSIC

CHAMBER MUSIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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