Music by Philip Glass
The Windcatcher began as a flute and piano piece composed in 1992 for a uncompleted short film project. It was transcribed for saxophone sextet by Nico Muhly with the express intent that the veteran Philip Glass Ensemble woodwind players would be represented on this CD. Messrs. Gibson, Peck and Sterman have made enormous contributions to Philip Glass’ music for several years (over 70 years among them!) and their ongoing participation in the ensemble continues to assure its excellence.
This Michael Riesman-produced recording exhibits their extraordinary ensemble sensibilities and their keen understanding of Philip’s music. After some musical changes in the piece and a significant edit, Philip Glass thought that the piece should be renamed and chose the new title The Windcatcher.
— Don Christensen
Dunvagen Music Publishers