Composer Spotlight

Dr. Nathan Daughtrey’s compositions are “fresh, beautifully scored journeys through dramatic textures” that feature “powerful tensions, velvety textures, lamenting colors and driving vigor.” With over fifty publications for concert band, percussion ensemble, chamber ensembles, and soloists as well as an ever-growing number of commissions, his works have been performed at national and international conferences.

His new work for percussion ensemble, The Cry, emulates the passionate melismatic singing and sparse guitar playing found in flamenco music. The virtuosic singing is scored throughout the ensemble in long flourishes that are full of twists and turns. The antiphonal castanet players help bring in the flamenco elements to the piece, as well as the sounds of flamenco dancers tapping, stomping and clapping in rhythm. 

Upcoming Performances

2012

 

Main | Order OU Percussion Press pieces through C. Alan Publications! »

Nathan Daughtrey's "The Cry" and "Spun" on Vic Firth's Performance Spotlight!

If you missed the latest additions to the Performance Spotlight on the Vic Firth website, check out these two Nathan Daughtrey pieces performed by the University of Oklahoma Percussion Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. Lance Drege. Daughtrey's "The Cry" is available from the OU Percussion Press through C. Alan Publications!

 

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>