This modern, melody-rich, harmonically mesmerizing sonata for French horn passionately explores the horn's enormous range of expression. Douglas's son John, a rising young horn virtuoso, turns in an extraordinarily sensitive reading- it's obvoius their musical bonds go far deeper than the score. "Night Music", a panoramic five-movement suite for piano, rounds out the CD. The horn has a huge, wonderfully reverberant sound; the accompanying 1939 Bosendorfer Imperial is thunderous, with pristine overtones in the quiet passages.
I. 25 Building Blocks -Listen to Full Song
II. Night Music
• Night Garden 8 -Listen to Sample
• Night Sky 9 -Listen to Sample
• Night Alarms 10
• Night Birds 11
• Night Patrol 12