Flute Horizons [CD] - April Clayton

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April Clayton, flute, with the BYU Chamber Orchestra, premiers two new flute concertos by contemporary composers Todd Coleman and Murray Boren. Also included on this album are Lukas Foss’ Renaissance Concerto and Mozart’s Concerto for Flute.

"It's a rare pleasure to work with an artist of international renown. As she flies through the demanding Renaissance Concerto (Lukas Foss) I'm thinking April Clayton has to be magic. With the exception of Mozart's Concerto for Flute, this is a program of newer music. The BYU Chamber Orchestra is in fine supportive form all the way as Clayton premieres her friend Todd Coleman's Flute Concerto and her prolific colleague Murray Boren's Elegy for Flute, which, surprisingly, is his last work before announcing a creative hiatus. For me, experiencing the flute horizons of April Clayton has been a treasured highlight of my musical life."
—Ron Simpson, producer

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Lukas Foss (1922–2009)
Renaissance Concerto [20:04]
A Barlow Endowment commission, 1986
Carl Fischer, LLC, BMI
1. Mvt. I. Intrada
2. Mvt. II. Baroque Interlude (after Rameau)
3. Mvt. III. Recitative (after Monteverdi)
4. Mvt. IV. Jouissance

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91)
Concerto for Flute in D Major, K. 314 [22:02]
5. Mvt. I. Allegro aperto
6. Mvt. II. Andante
7. Mvt. III. Rondo

Todd Coleman (1970–)
Flute Concerto [19:48]
A Barlow Endowment commission, 2006
Lapiso Music Publishing Co., ASCAP
8. Mvt. I. Rondo/Scherzo
9. Mvt. II. Recitando
10. Mvt. III. Finale

Murray Boren (1951–)
11. Elegy for Flute [12:47]
Manuscript, ASCAP


Produced by Ron Simpson

Executive producer for Tantara: Ben Fales

Mastering and digital editing by Troy Sales

Licensing by Manuel Delgado

Recorded in the de Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah, USA

April Clayton plays a gold and platinum Williams flute and is a Williams Flutes Artist.

Tantara Records is part of BYU Music Group, an enterprise center in the School of Music at Brigham Young University, and part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.