Colorado Chamber Orchestra / Thomas A. Blomster – Todmorden 513 (Concerto for Orchestra by Markus Reuter)

7D 1414 | released 17 June 2014 | We are proud to present this large-scale symphonic piece as a CD/DVD Deluxe Digipak.

(CD + DVD) Markus Reuter, composer and touch guitarist with Tony Levin’s Stick Men group, releases his first symphonic composition, Todmorden 513. This piece – a re-orchestration of an electronic work recorded by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra – creates an infinitely layered, kaleidoscopic drive, pulling the listener ever more into the eye of a 60 minute harmonic storm. The 2-disc digipack contains a CD of the studio recording and a DVD with a hi-resolution 5.1 mix and an alternate 2.0 mix by ambient music pioneer Robert Rich. Also included, a 70 minute documentary of the recording process,, produced by Jack Casadone.

Written by Markus Reuter,

Orchestration by Thomas A. Blomster

Performed by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra,
Thomas A. Blomster, Music Director

CCO Personnel manager and Music Director assistant: Naomi Sue Smith

Assistant to Markus Reuter: Tobias Reber

Rehearsal and concert facilitators: Jaanus Damsgard, Cedric Theys

Graphic design: Ritxi Ostáriz,

Deepest gratitude to Thomas, Nikki and the estate of Wes Blomster, without whom this would never have been realized.

Studio recording at the Green Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, April 20, 2013

The world-premiere and recording process was also documented here:

Scott Gusty Christensen: Recording engineer, stereo mixing
Robert Rich: Stereo mixing
Mastered by Lee Fletcher for Unsung Productions,

Flute/Piccolo: Alaunde Copley-Woods, Elizabeth Sadilek, Olga Shylayeva
Oboe: Lisa Martin, Miriam Kapner
English Horn: Susanne Sawchuk
Clarinet: Mary Jungerman, April Johannesen, Michael Weaver
Bassoon: Deb Torp, Stan Scheller
Contra Bassoon: Kaori Uno
French Horn: Marian Hesse, David Brussel, John McGuire, Deb Simpson
Trumpet: Bruce Barrie
Flügelhorn: Dan Leavitt
Trombone: Paul Naslund – alto, Bill Stanley – tenor, Pete Vriesenga – bass
Tuba: Mike Allen
Harp: Don Hilsberg
Digital Organ: Noriko Tsuchiya
Violin: Alexandra Eddy – concertmaster, Giga Romero, Lionel Young, Jean Bolger, Ingrid Peoria, Lian Emmerling, Anna Maria Karacson, Susie Peek, Deborah Fuller, Steve Erickson
Viola: Katie Fouse, James Shaw, Aniel Calaban, Gyongyi Petheo
Cello: Elle Wells, Beth Rosbach, Anna Leavitt, Kari Epstein
Bass: Ron Bland, Mike Fitzmaurice
Percussion: Peter Cooper, Bob Jurkscheit, Keith Ewer, Don Roberts, Don Prorak, James Theobold