Songs from the Hills, The Music of Jack Stamp Volume 6
Group Name East Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble
Conductor Christian Zembower
Guest Artists Reilly Fox, guest conductor
Album ID - 56966-MCD

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Currently serving as International Composer in Association to the world-renowned Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band, I have a lifetime of musical pursuits and experiences prior to this appointment. After a distinguished twenty-five-year appointment at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) serving as Professor of Music and Director of Band Studies, department chair, conducting the Wind Ensemble and teaching graduate conducting, I retired from full-time employment in 2015. During my tenure, I was awarded the title of University Professor, the highest honor bestowed upon a professor. Other honors include being named as a Distinguished Alumnus of IUP; induction into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association; Citation of Excellence from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association; and the Orpheus Award from the Zeta Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha for service to music. Once attaining emeritus status from IUP, subsequent years were spent as visiting professor of music at Luther College and serving as adjunct faculty at the University of WI-River Falls.
Upon receiving an undergraduate degree in Music Education from IUP and a Master in Percussion Performance from East Carolina University, my teaching career began in the public schools of North Carolina. This was followed by a Director of Bands at Campbell University, a small private institution. While there, I served as chair of the Division of Fine Arts, enjoyed a year’s appointment as conductor of the Duke University Wind Symphony, and led the Triangle British Brass Band to a national championship in 1989. I was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from Michigan State University where I studied with Eugene Corporon. Interspersed with my formal education, I pursued composition studies with American composers Robert Washburn, Fisher Tull, Evan Copley, David Diamond, Joan Tower, and Richard Danielpour. My compositions have been commissioned and performed by leading military and university bands throughout the United States.
Recent projects include commissions and premieres by the North Texas Wind Symphony, Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Uptown Brass (brass quintet of the Minnesota Orchestra), and the Barcelona Clarinet Players.

1 Salida Principio
2 in the garden of memory (in memory of Robert Spradling)
3 Branching Out
4 Encomium (in memory of Jeff Jordan)
Five Songs from the Hills
5 Fanfare: On Top of Old Smokey
6 Elegy: Barbara Allen
7 Scherzo: Ole Dan Tucker
8 Lament: Bury Me Beneath the Willow
9 Finale: The Devil and the Farmers Wife
Linda Barnett, soprano & Shawn Salley, baritone
10 Mousetail Shuffle
11 Cage Dance (in memory of B. Michael Williams)
12 Pervicacity
13 Sophie
14 Morse Dance