Release Date: May 1, 2013
Catalog #: NV5911
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Orchestral
Large Ensemble
Orchestra

Spellbound

Captivating Works For Orchestra & Large Ensemble

Paul Osterfield composer
Ronald Keith Parks composer
Timothy Lee Miller composer
Michael Murray composer
Mark Eliot Jacobs composer

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestrs | Petr Vronsky conductor
Kiev Philharmonic | Robert Ian Winstin conductor
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra | Robert Ian Winstin conductor

From mythic origin stories, to the Elizabethan stage, to the modern cinema, the human experience is bound in storytelling that has the power to captivate minds and inspire creativity. Like a good story, the composers featured on SPELLBOUND transport the listener across landscapes only limited by the imagination. These new works for orchestra behave as narrative arches, allowing tension and emotion to build and release to a euphoric conclusion or a haunting realization.

SPELLBOUND features the works of Paul Osterfield, Ronald Keith Parks, Timothy Lee Miller, Michael Murray, and Mark Eliot Jacobs, performed by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (Petr Vronsky, conductor), Kiev Philharmonic (Robert Ian Winstin, conductor), and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (Robert Ian Winstin, conductor).

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Artist Information

Paul Osterfield

Composer

Paul Osterfield was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1973. Spending his formative years in Northeast Ohio, he composed and performed as a cellist throughout middle school and high school, in addition to studying violin, piano and conducting. His early efforts as a composer were recognized in 1990, when the United States Copyright Office and the Library of Congress awarded Osterfield first prize in their Young Creators' Contest. The following year, that winning work was performed by the Cleveland Orchestra on their Family Key Concert Series.

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Ronald Keith Parks

Composer

Ronald Keith Parks (b. 1960) is an active composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. His diverse output includes orchestral works, instrumental and vocal chamber music, choral music, electroacoustic music, and interactive computer music. Recent commissions include Elements for the Blue Ridge Chamber Players, Fierce Winds for the Charlotte Symphony Flutes, I thought I'd better let you know for the Charlotte Symphony's Orchestra on Campus Composers Project, Things Get Out of Hand... and Alhambra Tiles for the Out of Bounds Ensemble, A Matter of Perspective for Duo XXI, Off on a Tangent... for the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, Torque, Wavelength and Afterimage 8 for the Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Afterimage 7 for the NeXT Ens, and ...drift... for the Force of Nature artist exchange program.

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Timothy Lee Miller

Composer

Timothy Lee Miller (b. 1961) is an American composer, arranger and publisher writing unique contemporary concert music for chamber ensembles, orchestra, wind ensemble, chorus and solo voice, as well as jazz music. He has also written for several small film and television projects, however, his primary focus is concert music. He has earned degrees from the University of Tennessee (BS Music Ed, 1984), the University of Miami (MM Media Writing and Production, 1990) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA Composition, 2013).

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Michael Murray

Composer

The music of composer Michael Murray (b. 1964) has been described as "well crafted," "expertly and adroitly handled," and consisting of "pleasing washes of sounds and tone colors." Reviewers have praised his writing for voice as "excellent," "lovely," and "a gift to singers." In addition to works for the concert hall, he has written music for film, theater productions, dance, and visual arts installations. He currently lives in Springfield, Missouri, where he teaches composition and music theory at Missouri State University.

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Mark Eliot Jacobs

Composer

Composer Mark Eliot Jacobs, born in 1960, lives in southern Oregonís Rogue River Valley. He is a frequent participant in the musical life of the valley: principal trombonist in the Rogue Valley Symphony, and musician with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among other engagements. He is an adjunct instructor at Southern Oregon University where he has taught in the areas of music theory, composition, and low brass. Mark holds the degree Doctor of Music from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in Music Composition (1986).

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Petr Vronský

Conductor

After successes in several important international competitions for conductors — including the competition in Besancon France in 1971 and the Karajan Competition in Berlin in 1973 — his career began at the opera company in Pilsen. From 1974 to 1978, he was Chief of Opera of the State Theater in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. In 1978, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he held until 1991. Vronsky was later appointed Chief Conductor of the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava in 2002.

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