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    PORTRAITS
    Wind Thunder and Love
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    WISPERCUSSION
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    SHADRACK
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    DORETHA & THE BLUES
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    INDUSTRIA

Collective Works


Joseph Daley, Earth Tones Ensemble, The Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins
A seven part suite for an extended jazz orchestra of 24 pieces. The music is warm with well-conceived autumnal colors. The harmonies for the reeds and brass are rich and often breathtaking.

Joseph Daley, The Seven Heavenly Virtues

Seven Heavenly Virtues
A highly compelling, rhythmic, exciting, meticulously crafted compositions for string orchestra and percussion. The depth of thought of each virtue is matched by the density of tone and texture, and the richness of colour and shade created by sets of harmonising strings from soaring violins and fibrillating violas to gasping cellos and rumbling basses.

Joseph Daley, Portraits: Wind, Thunder And Love

Portraits
This album features a full string orchestra – eight violins, four violas, four celli, two basses, piano and percussion. The music is a seamless whole – fiery, uplifting, exciting, stimulating, both vehemently rhythmic and evocatively atmospheric; startling at times, soothing at others….but always powerful, transcendent and breathtakingly beautiful.
Joseph Daley: Portraits : Wind, Thunder and Love

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PORTRAITS: WIND, THUNDER AND LOVE


PORTRAITS: WIND, THUNDER and LOVE

A CLOSER LOOK


Wispercussionis a five-part suite for chamber orchestra that features percussionist Warren Smith. Each movement is a solo feature for Warren on one of the many percussion instruments that he has mastered.

Movement one:Vibraphone in a twelve tonal setting with sections of motif and textural repetitions.

Movement two:Marimba in an open fourths and fifths setting structured on African polyrhythm.

Movement three:Tympani in a solo portrait that explores the melodic potential of this instrument. This movement is centered on the blues.

Movement four:Gongs in a modal chorale setting with four improvisational events.

Movement five:Drum set in a portrait that will feature individual and collective use of the snare drum, cymbals, tom toms and bass drum. This final movement uses Brazilian rhythms as a foundation.

Orchestrated originally for mixed reeds, then brass ensemble and finally for string ensemble. It features Bill Cole on the South Indian Nagaswaram, a double reed instrument with a haunting but beautiful tone. Shadrack is Bill’s middle name and also his great uncle who birthed him, his son Atticus and grandson, Tighe. Bill’s great Uncle Shad, was a pioneer who with four other surgeons founded the first Black Hospital in the state of Virginia in the late 1800's.
Orchestrated originally for brass ensemble in 1971, a composition to celebrate life with my beautiful soul mate Wanda Doretha. 2014 marks our 43rd year of marriage that has produced two wonderful children (Christopher and Devorah) and a gifted grandson (Wynton). We believe the best is yet to come.
Industria, a variation on Diligence from The Seven Heavenly Virtues. Taken at a slower, strikingly deliberate pace, Smith’s tympani blends with Elektra Kurtis’ plaintive violin leading the organically evolving strings into a force of relentless motion. It moves like a spectacular lava flow – irresistible, mesmerizing, blazing, but oh, so incredibly beautiful. The twin basses of Ken Filiano and Ben Brown add viscerally to the darkly luminous texture.

PORTRAIT TRACKS:

WIND, THUNDER, AND LOVE


Wispercussion/Five Portraits of Warren Smith/Movement 1
- TRACK 1-
02:51
Wispercussion/Five Portraits of Warren Smith/Movement 2
- TRACK 2-
02:32
Wispercussion/Five Portraits of Warren Smith/Movement 3
- TRACK 3-
03:59
Wispercussion/Five Portraits of Warren Smith/Movement 4
- TRACK 4-
06:44
Wispercussion/Five Portraits of Warren Smith/Movement 5
- TRACK 5-
07:23
Shadrack/Portrait of Bill Cole
- TRACK 6-
07:23
Doretha and the Blues/Portrait of Wanda Daley
- TRACK 7-
06:08
Industria
- TRACK 8-
09:23

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