Introducing the music of Jack Gallagher

Symphony No. 2 ‘Ascendant’ Quiet Reflection London Symphony Orchestra • JoAnn Falletta Jack Gallagher continues his association with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta with Symphony No. 2 ‘Ascendant,’ a robust, colorful work of dramatic contrasts and expansive architecture that seeks to express the aspirations and strivings of the human spirit. Quiet Reflections is a calm, serenely lyrical meditation which evokes a sense of longing for past tranquility. “Gallagher's vibrant, complex symphony is a shining example of the best of contemporary music, and it is vividly realized by the London Symphony Orchestra, who played it with great commitment. I hope that people everywhere will enjoy the discovery of the work of this superb composer.” – JoAnn Falletta “This new disc shows an even more masterful Gallagher, tackling a long-form symphony with good ideas, orchestrational brilliance, and a cohesive sequencing worthy of your attentive ear.”

  VIDEO: An excerpt from the mammoth Symphony No.2 by Jack Gallagher - recorded in Blackheath Concert Halls in September 2013 for release on Naxos Records. JoAnn Falletta and the London Symphony Orchestra sound...

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