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Todd Coleman's flute concerto released on Tantara Records

Tantara Records is releasing a new album of music for flute and orchestra that includes a 20-minute flute concerto composed by associate professor Todd Coleman, coordinator of the Elon University Music Technology Program.

Album Cover - April Clayton, Flute Horizons

The concerto was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment in 2006 and premiered in 2007 by soloist April Clayton.

The work is divided into three movements: I. Rondo/Scherzo, II. Recitando and III. Finale. In addition to the standard instruments of the orchestra, Coleman's Flute Concerto contains a prerecorded electronic element woven into the second movement.

Coleman's music has been praised for its craftsmanship, beauty, and imagination.

“Masterly orchestral craftsmanship... a feel for odd, refreshing sonorities, and expressive speech... More power to composers like [this].” - John van Rhein - Chicago Tribune

“His music-making is naturally expressive and has an elegance that is compelling.” - Augusta Read Thomas

“[Coleman's music is] new and fresh without being unapproachable or tradition-bound... I found it to be touching and wondrous.” - Glen Nelson

“The melodic invention, the craftsmanship of the presentation and above all the sheer luminosity of the textures I find very attractive.” - David Tutt

“Coleman writes a music that is as intense as it is magical, as powerful as sensible.” - Paulo Tramannoni

Todd Coleman,
7/19/2012 10:02 AM