Frank Erickson: The Complete Symphonies for Band (Live)
Arguably the most performed composer of school band music in North America, American composer Frank Erickson’s name is so synonymous with young band that most musicians are unaware that he composed three symphonies for concert band. This release is the first-ever commercial recording containing all three of Erickson’s symphonies. Erickson’s trademark style is evident across all three symphonies, with his penchant for arch form and binary form and his lyrical melodies and ritardandi. The CSUM Wind Ensemble has long held a tradition of excellence. In the last decade, the ensemble has performed at events such as the College Band Directors’ National Association Conference, and the California Music Educators’ Association Conference, as well as at venues not typically associated with concert band, such as alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and at the Los Angeles Bach Festival.