Allyson B. Wells began composing and arranging as a teenager, when her name was Allyson Brown, and was 18 when her first arrangement, for choir, was commercially published. Two years later, one of her compositions was commercially published. She has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and Ph.D., all in music composition, and has taught music theory and composition at the university level since the 1980’s.

Her compositions have been performed and broadcast on three continents, and her music has been cited in Avant-Garde Choral Music and Guide to the Tuba Repertoire: The New Tuba Sourcebook, among other resources. Over the years, beginning in the 1970’s, her music has been performed and published under several versions of her name: Allyson Brown, Allyson Brown Applebaum, and Allyson B. Wells.


Moto Quarto

Release Date: July 12, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6237
21st Century
String Quartet
Acclaimed international piano trio Trio Casals makes a triumphant return with the fourth installment of Navona Records' MOTO series, zestfully interpreting nine new American compositions – virtually all of them either tailor-made or arranged for the ensemble. The opening track, Three for Three by David Nisbet Stewart, could almost be considered a neoclassical piano trio – if you're thinking along the lines of Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges. Like his Russian predecessor, Stewart chose to endow his composition with a perspicacious structure, along which the motives and modulations climb like vines on a trellis.