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GIA WindWorks Series


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Series: GIA WindWorks


Ford • McCarthy • Abe • Higdon • Goto

Since the inception of the projects, composers, conductors, music critics, and connoisseurs worldwide have praised the recordings conducted by Eugene Migliaro Corporon for their innovation, excellence, and professional standards. These exceptional videos and compact discs identify and preserve the standard repertoire and globally encourage composers to contribute to the ever-growing legacy of great music that has the power of universality. The breadth and variety of the discs highlight the fact that the wind symphony, in its many forms throughout hundreds of years of music history, has been and continues to be a significant original medium for serious aesthetic expression. The projects have yielded more than 100 discs that showcase the creative energy of thousands of world-renowned composers and gifted musicians. Winds magazine offers the following regarding the body of work: “This series has immense historic value in documenting the best of the well as providing much sheer listening (and viewing) pleasure for the level of artistry in the performances. The acoustic quality of the recording is state-of-the- art...All of the works are superbly realized and worthy of exploration...these discs represent the standards to which all must aspire.”  

This is a monumental recording that should be listened to and studied by every serious concert percussionist. The writing for percussion and winds is innovative and cutting edge, and there is much here for composers to learn about scoring for percussion and winds. The [University of North Texas] Wind Symphony performs these works fabulously and flawlessly, and the baton of Maestro Corporon is evident throughout.

—Tom Morgan, Percussive Notes • Vol. 56, No. 3 • July 2018

Watch this video: Eugene Corporon and Mark Ford Discuss Contact

Read Mark Ford's commentary on his project with Eugene Corporon: Contact


1. Stubernic Fantasy (2012) • Mark
Ford (b. 1958) • (13:04) Copyright © Innovative Percussion • Mark Ford, Paul Rennick, Sandi Rennick – Marimba Soloists

Chamber Symphony No. 1 for Marimba

(1993) • Daniel McCarthy (b. 1955) • (16:03) Copyright © C. Alan Publications

2. Deer Hunting in Michigan (4:07) 3. Harmonic Rhythms (4:33)
4. The Stuff of Adventure (7:23)

Mark Ford – Marimba Soloist

5. Prism Rhapsody II (1996) • Keiko Abe (b. 1937) • (15:54) Copyright © Xebec Music • Mark Ford, Keiko Abe – Marimba Soloists

6. Percussion Concerto (2009) • Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) • (25:21) Copyright © Lawson Press • Mark Ford – Percussion Soloist

7. Ruffles Call from Afar (2013) • Yo Goto (b. 1958) • (10:26) Copyright © C. Alan Publications • Mark Ford – Snare Drum Soloist

Total Time (70:22)


Format: CD

Discipline: Band


Stubernic Fantasy (Mark Ford) 13:04
Deer Hunting in Michigan (Daniel McCarthy) 4:07
Harmonic Rhythms (Daniel McCarthy) 4:33
The Stuff of Adventure (Daniel McCarthy) 7:23
Prism Rhapsody II (Keiko Abe) 15:54
Percussion Concerto (Jennifer Higdon) 25:21
Ruffles Call from Afar (Yo Goto) 10:26