Ecstatic Collection: Music by Michael Torke - Apollo Saxophone Quartet; Argo Band; Balanescu Quartet; Catherine Bott (soprano); John Harle (saxophone);...
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  1. Green for orchestra
  2. Purple, ballet
  3. Ecstatic Orange, ballet
  4. Ash for orchestra
  5. Bright Blue Music for orchestra
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  1. Green for orchestra
  2. Purple, ballet
  3. Ecstatic Orange, ballet
  4. Ash for orchestra
  5. Bright Blue Music for orchestra
  6. Proverbs (4), for female voice & ensemble
  7. Book of Proverbs, for chorus & orchestra
  8. Javelin, overture for orchestra
  9. Concerto for saxophone
  10. December, for string orchestra
  11. Run, for orchestra
  12. Charcoal, for orchestra
  13. The Adjustable Wrench, for ensemble
  14. Overnight Mail, for orchestra
  15. Monday and Tuesday, for chamber ensemble
  16. Vanada for brass, keyboard & percussion
  17. Flint, for 2 pianos, cello, double bass & saxophone quartet
  18. Music on the Floor
  19. Slate for piano, piano 4-hands, xylophone, marimba & ensemble
  20. Rust for piano & ensemble
  21. Telephone Book
  22. July, for saxophone quartet
  23. Chalk for string quartet
  24. Change of Address, for chamber ensemble
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Ingenuity and facility are the boon and bane of Michael Torke's talents, and both are intertwined in the works covered on this 2004 box set from Ecstatic Records. For all his brilliant orchestration, original formal concepts, and occasionally daring uses of styles, there seem to be opposing qualities of commercial slickness, clever game-playing, and opportunistic eclecticism -- often found in the same piece. How one appreciates Torke depends ultimately on taste: those inclined toward traditional tonality, minimalism, and ...

Ecstatic Collection: Music by Michael Torke 2004, Ecstatic Records

UPC: 723721064259

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