The Music of Julie Giroux
Group Name University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony
Conductor Ron Hufstader
Event Composer Series
Album ID - 8724-MCD

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Track TITLE Composer/Arranger
1 To Walk With Wings Giroux, Julie
2 Vigils Keep Giroux, Julie
3 Let Your Spirit Sing Giroux, Julie
4 Journey Through Orion Giroux, Julie
5 KHAN Giroux, Julie
6 Culloden Movement III, Finale Giroux, Julie
7 Glenbury Grove Giroux, Julie
8 La Mezquita de Cordoba (The Mosque at Cordoba) Giroux, Julie

A recording of Julie Girouxs music has been overdue but this solid collection by UTEP Wind Symphony was worth the wait. Girouxs works have been receiving plenty of attention in the programs of bands and wind ensembles everywhere. While Girouxs earlier works are in the catalog of Southern Music Company, this recorded collection of more recent works are in the catalog of Music Propria, Inc. The compositions featured are Vigils Keep, La Mezquita de Cordoba, Journey Through Orion, Glenbury Grove, the appropriately named Let Your Spirit Sing and a most descriptive work entitled KHAN. Also included are a pair of Girouxs most popular compositions To Walk With Wings: Fanfare & Overture and the Finale from the three movement suite Culloden. The listener will find Girouxs style very appreciable, imaginative and free from the clutter, clichés, and tedium of so many other composers in their writings for school, community and professional bands. Ron Hufstader and the UTEP Wind Symphony have outdone themselves with this ideal recording of Girouxs music. I eagerly await Volume 2!! --Ira Novoselsky - Band World 2010