Chamber Ensembles: Ancient Evenings and Distant Music for woodwind quintet (1971) [9:45]

First performance: 6 June 1971, New York Kammermusiker, The Brooklyn Museum, NY.

Published by Manduca Music. American Music Project selection of the Clarion Wind Quintet, North Carolina School of the Arts, 1976.
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Capstone Records CD CPS-8677

NPR, Voice of America, WGBH-FM (Boston), KVPR-FM (Fresno), KSUI-FM (Iowa), WCLV-FM (Cleveland), WCNY-FM (Syracuse), WPRB-FM (Princeton), Maine Public Radio & WCMU-FM (Michigan.

Solaris Wind Quintet; Pacific Symphony Wind Quintet, Camerata Woodwind Quintet, Albemarle Ensemble (University of Virginia), Bakersfield Symphony New Directions concert, Sam Houston State University Faculty Wind Quintet, East Wind Quintet, Symposium V for New Woodwind Quintet Music, University of Georgia; Dana Wind Quintet, Midwest Regional Conference, American Society of University Composers, DePaul University; Fourth Annual Festival of Contemporary Music, Cornell University; 35th Festival of Contemporary Music, Louisiana State University; by ensembles at Cincinnati Conservatory, Youngstown State University, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, The University of Akron, The College of Wooster.

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"(An) appealing, inventive score . . . . Evokes baroque forms in short movements of glistening personality."
—Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A very well crafted work idiomatically conceived for each of the instruments . . . . Should please performers and listeners alike."
—William Scharnberg, The Horn Call

"One of the best woodwind quintet records I've ever heard . . . . Solaris presents . . . five relatively unknown gems (including) Jack Gallagher's splendid Ancient Evenings and Distant Music. . . . I can't praise enough the artistry of the playing . . . and the brilliance of music on this disk."
—Jan S. Pritchard, The Flute Network