Described as “harmonically lush and lyrically soaring” by the New York Times, and as having “abstract elegance, structural coherence, and tender feeling” by the Wall Street Journal, music by Daniel Crozier has been performed or recorded by the Fort Worth Opera, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Opera, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Songfest 2004, Winsor Music, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, oboist Peggy Pearson, and pianists Heidi Louise Williams and Vivian Choi. His operatic, orchestral, and solo works have been recorded for release on the Albany, ACA Digital, Navona Records, and MARK labels. His awards include a fellowship from the State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs, an ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composers Grant, four nominations for awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, first prizes in the National Opera Association Chamber Opera competition and Fresh Ink, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s commissioning competition for Florida Composers, and ASCAP Special Awards annually since 1996. Daniel Crozier holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves as Professor of Theory and Composition at Rollins College.

Albums

East of the Sun & West of the Moon

Release Date: January 12, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6137
21st Century
Orchestral
Orchestra
Navona Records is proud to announce the release of Daniel Crozier’s enchanting East of The Sun and West of The Moon, orchestral album. Using music, rather than words, to tell his story, Crozier’s music is full of startling detail and narrative. The two pieces comprising this album serve as windows into Crozier’s theory of musical story telling. Listeners are challenged to find a better narrative voice than the delicate oboe positioned against the profound strings.
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Passage

Release Date: May 12, 2017
Catalog Number: NV6094
21st Century
Orchestral
Orchestra
Though “passage” is a word of numerous meanings, they all point back to a singular idea – the transition between two disparate entities. Whether it’s a passage of prose which moves along a narrative, a physical passageway connecting two points, or the continuous passing of time, all these snapshots help define our crucial moments within life’s movements. This theme threads the works on PASSAGE, the latest orchestral compilation from Navona featuring compositions from Sergio Cervetti, Daniel Crozier, Craig Morris, and Betty Wishart.
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Continuum

Release Date: November 1, 2010
Catalog Number: NV5836
21st Century
Orchestral
Orchestra
CONTINUUM features the modern orchestral works of Stephen "Lucky" Mosko, Tim Sullivan, Dan Crozier, and Michael G. Cunningham. From Mosko is the premier recording of Transliminal Music, one of only three of the composer's orchestral works. From Sullivan is Polychrome, a piece based in instrumental colors that finds the perfect balance between experimentalism and accessibility. From Crozier is Fairy Tale, an "opera scene without words" that explores the narrative power of music. From Cunningham is TransActions, which is driven by actions, gestures, and lines on one orchestra level bringing about reactions on other levels.
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