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Music by Philip Orem

Award-winning composer Philip Orem is a celebrated musician with over 140 different musical theater productions to his credit. Experienced in both concert and liturgical music, Orem has won numerous prizes including an NEA Meet the Composer/Midwest grant and the Labor of Love Composition Contest. On this rapturous CD, Orem debuts his Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Fantasy for Horn and Orchestra and "For Ed." All digital realizations of the pieces are by the composer himself.

                    Phil Orem

I find these pieces very well written and most successful all around. No wonder the Sax concerto was a hit with the Navy Band. I find the flute/piccolo concerto first movement very moving and the rest quite exciting. I like all three Concertos.

                                                                                                                       Samuel Adler  

                     Professor Emeritus Eastman School of Music  and The Juilliard School 


Wow--what a great piece! Great piccolo scoring! (for Ed)

Walfrid Kujala 

former principle piccolo Chicago Symphony Orchestra

                        Listen now

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