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          Solaris Demo MP3 Files

Quintet No. 5 Movement 2 (500 KB MP3/OGG)

from Crystal Records released in 2014, Solaris in Alec Wilder Woodwind Quintets.
George Pope, flute, Jack Harel, oboe, Kristina Jones, clarinet, William Hoyt, horn, Cynthia Cioffari, bassoon.


Quintet No. 5 Movement 3
(500 KB MP3/OGG)

from Crystal Records released in 2014, Solaris in Alec Wilder Woodwind Quintets.
George Pope, flute, Jack Harel, oboe, Kristina Jones, clarinet, William Hoyt, horn, Cynthia Cioffari, bassoon.


Euphonic Sounds
(2 MB MP3/OGG)

from Solaris' soon-to-be-released CD, Ragtime Feast
George Pope, flute, Cynthia Watson, oboe, Kristina Jones, clarinet, William Hoyt, horn, Barrick Stees, bassoon.


Elite Syncopations
(2 MB MP3/OGG)
from Solaris' soon-to-be-released CD, Ragtime Feast
George Pope, flute, Cynthia Watson, oboe, Kristina Jones, clarinet, William Hoyt, horn, Barrick Stees, bassoon.


Drones
(4 MB MP3/OGG)

by Nikola Resanovic from "Drones and Nanorhythms" written for Solaris and released on their "American Quintets II" CD. Composer-in-residence at the University of Akron, Resanovic draws on his Balkan heritage to produce a unique and exciting sound for woodwind quintet.
George Pope, flute, James Ryon, oboe, Kristina Jones, clarinet, William Hoyt, horn, Lynette Diers Cohen, bassoon.


For Felicia Montealegre
(2 MB MP3/OGG)

from "Nine Anniversaries" by Leonard Bernstein, transcribed for woodwind quintet by George Pope. From Solaris'"American Quintets" CD released by Capstone Records in August of 2000. Originally for piano, Bernsteins "Anniversaries" celebrate the birthdays of his relations, friends and colleagues - in this case his wife Felicia Montealegre.
George Pope, flute, James Ryon, oboe, Hakan Rosengren, clarinet, William Hoyt, horn, Lynette Diers Cohen, bassoon.


Arioso & Toccata
(3.5 MB MP3/OGG)

from "Ancient Evenings & Distant Music" by Jack Gallagher, composer-in-residence at Wooster College, and also on Solaris'"American Quintets" CD, Capstone Records.
George Pope, flute, James Ryon, oboe, Hakan Rosengren, clarinet, William Hoyt, horn, Lynette Diers Cohen, bassoon.


Movido
(3 MB MP3/OGG)

from "Quintet for Woodwinds" by Brazilian composer Brenno Blauth. Written in the style of a "chorinho", a lively dance originating from Rio de Janeiro, this is the last movement of a quintet that explores a variety of Brazilian national styles.


Magnetic Rag
(5.1 MB/OGG MP3)

By Scott Joplin, arranged by Lee Brooks, also appears on "American Quintets II." This wonderful rag is from a set of sixteen rags arranged for woodwind quintet and demonstrates the range and diversity of Joplinís compositional skills.
George Pope, flute, James Ryon, oboe, Kristina Jones, clarinet, William Hoyt, horn, Lynette Diers Cohen, bassoon.


Camptown Races
(2.3 MB/OGG MP3)

From "Four Songs by Stephen Foster," arranged for quintet by Noel Stevens, and sung by baritone, Todd Ranney. Stevens has incorporated twentieth-century idioms into this arrangement, which add sparkle and zest to this well-known tune.
George Pope, flute, James Ryon, oboe, Kristina Jones, clarinet, William Hoyt, horn, Lynette Diers Cohen, bassoon.


Solaris on Capstone Records


Alec Wilder
Woodwind Quintets

"The Performances by the Solaris Wind Quintet are terrific"
– Flute Talk


American Quintets

"It's a pleasure to listen to"
– Kilpatrick
American Record Guide


American Quintets II

"It's addictive listening"
– Elaine Guregian
Akron Beacon Journal


Ragtime Feast

 

Other Music News

Crystal Records just released Solaris' CD of Alec Wilder Woodwind Quintets, (Nos. 5, 7, 8, 10, and 12)
- works that have not been recorded to date, except by Solaris.
This CD is dedicated to the memory of Todd Evan Fulmer.

Solaris' recording of the Samuel Barber "Summer Music", first released on our
American Quintets CD from 2000, was chosen to be re-released in the Fall of 2011
by Navona Records (PARMA Recordings) on a compilation disc of American music.


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