Thursday, June 1, 2017 1:17 PM
Well, maybe not quite, but June is upon us, and the year seems to be melting right before our very eyes. Anyway, I just completed a commission from PARMA Recordings for an orchestral transcription of Branches of Singularity: A Concerto for Symphonic Band by Willem van Twillert, a Dutch composer and organist. The piece is scheduled to be recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra for PARMA Recordings in Ouloumuc, Czech Republic later this summer. Twillert is a 1976 graduate of the Conservatory of the Music Center in Amsterdam and was a finalist at the French Organ Grand Prix de Chartres in that same year. He has composed numerous works for organ and chorus, and his music is featured on more than a dozen CDs. It is an honor to have been chosen to transform his work into a piece for orchestra. I look forward to hearing the results of the recording.