Brian Meixner - Praxis (2013)
Contemporary Classical | Potenza Music PM1030 | 2013 | 58:07 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 249 MB
Brian Meixner, euphonium; Nathan Daughtrey, percussion; Gate City Percussion; Stephen Barr, conductor
Praxis is about existence in everyday life, its routine and applying of experience. The piece is divided in three parts, just like a day. A reflexive and constructive Recitativo awakes the spirited and intentioned organization of a sunrise. In the Allegretto Circular, the continuous movement of the rhythm and the texture between the mallet percussion and the euphonium comes in an effort to represent the development and flowing of an individual's day. ... The work is mainly influenced by Brazilian folksongs from the coast of Parana State in Brazil and an alternative element can be found in the "woodshoes" sound, which is characteristic of that region's traditional music.