Pat Stuckemeyer with the Arizona State University Wind Ensemble (Gary Hill, conductor) performing five world premiere’s on this disc. Here is what people are saying about the disc:“Take one outstanding performer, one excellent university wind orchestra and five great pieces and you’ve a recipe for a special disc. What is so refreshing about this CD is the spirit of innovative freshness that permeates every track. Starting with the tremendous new Concerto for Euphonium from James Barnes, then the brilliantly imaginative ‘Seeing Stones’ by Zilincik, through the relentlessly emotive ‘Fields of Destruction’ by my good friend Pete Meechan, a new rich warm setting of O Waly Waly and ending with Noah Taylor’s new Concerto, one can only take off the proverbial hat to Pat Stuckemeyer for making this all work so persuasively. His masterful technique and full warm tone permeates every note and the mood painting of each of the pictures represented is quite outstanding. Pat is a true artist with a strong message – everyone needs to hear this.

– Steven Mead, professor of euphonium at the Royal Northern College of Music, world-class euphonium soloist and clinician