Student wind ensembles join noted conductor Timothy Reynish on latest album
Cleveland State University’s School of Music students received a once-in-a-lifetime Engaged Learning opportunity thanks to internationally acclaimed classical music conductor Timothy Reynish. The noted wind ensemble director invited the CSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the CSU Chamber Winds to record with him as part of his latest album “International Repertoire Recordings - Volume 12,” which was released this summer.
The album also included performances by the Cleveland Winds and celebrated euphonium soloist David Childs, and was conducted by Reynish and Birch Browning, professor of music education and conductor of bands at CSU and music director of the Cleveland Winds. The project featured the world premiere recording of “Euphonium Concerto” by prominent composer Adam Gorb.
“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Tim, David and Adam to create these beautiful performances,” Browning says. “It was a tremendous learning experience for our students, and provided the kind of ‘real world’ opportunities that are critical to helping them become professional musicians in their own right.”
“I have always been committed to helping the next generation of performers obtain the skills and opportunities that are necessary for a successful musical career,” Reynish adds. “The strong musical abilities and dedication of the CSU ensembles made it an easy decision to work with them, and the quality of the product we produced illustrates their talent.”
Timothy Reynish is regarded as one of the leading conductors of wind bands and wind ensembles in the world, and has conducted and recorded with a host of prominent professional orchestras, including the "President's Own" US Marine Band, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Philharmonic Winds of Singapore and the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines. Reynish is a member of the Chamber Music faculty at the Royal Northern College of Music, and previously served as senior professor in woodwind and brass at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was awarded an MBE for services to music by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain in 2019.
David Childs has appeared as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, the RTE Concert Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic, has given concerto performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and London’s Royal Albert Hall and regularly records as a solo artist for radio, television and commercial disc. Childs is a Buffet Crampon Besson Artist and recently joined the music faculty at the University of North Texas. Adam Gorb currently serves as head of the School of Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. His compositions include orchestral, ensemble, chamber, solo and choral works, and have been performed, broadcast and recorded world-wide.
“International Repertoire Recordings - Volume 12,” was engineered by David Yost, audio engineer for the CSU School of Music, and produced by Mark Records. It is currently available on Spotify.