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Nineties Timeflow

Chamber Music By Alan Schmitz

Alan Schmitz composer

Release Date: January 31, 2012
Catalog #: RR7821
Format: Digital
20th Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Guitar
Wind Ensemble

“What music encapsulates the 90s?” This question is usually answered with grunge, alt-rock, manufactured pop, hip-hop, or any combination thereof. With NINETIES TIMEFLOW, composer Alan Schmitz steers us in another direction with a collection of contemporary classical works that represents the overarching themes of his work throughout the decade. The melodic, evocative, and accessible works on this release cap off a revolutionary century of classical composition with the perfect balance of influence and ingenuity.

From traditional string trios to violin and marimba duos, Schmitz’s works span a diverse set of configurations that perfectly compliment his style as a composer. The 18 performers on this release match the diversity of Schmitz’s composition and play each piece with a deep understanding of his artistic vision.

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Artist Information

Alan Schmitz

Composer

Alan Schmitz (born 1950) is Professor of Theory and Composition at the School of Music, University of Northern Iowa. He received bachelor and master of music degrees from the University of New Mexico and the Ph.D. in music theory and composition from Rutgers University. Alan’s music is widely performed in the United States and has also been presented in Western Europe, Romania, and Russia. He has received awards, commissions, and grants for composition from several agencies including the Alaska Council of the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundation. Alan has also published articles on composing for guitar.

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