More great press from Midwest Record, this time for McEncroe's newest release, LIVE IN OSTRAVA. Chris Spector of Midwest Record online writes: A welcome recording for those who want to get into contemporary cats that have a great respect for tradition. Playing like a work from the existing classical canon despite being newly written, McEncroe would be at home in any era with his grand, sweeping thoughts. Expertly realized by Janacek Philharmonic, this is a high water mark fo
Classical Candor recently reviewed McEncroe's new album SYMPHONIC SUITES 1 & 2, finding in the works reminders of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet.
John J. Puccio writes "The suites may also remind some listeners of film music (here, for example, Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky comes to mind), and perhaps even a score for an Arthurian epic."
"There's a lovely lyricism to the slower segments... The orchestration is often lush and romantic. The Janácek Philharmonic do a splendid job
Textura.org have reviewed McEncroe's new album Symphonic Suites 1 & 2: "More than anything else, two things in particular distinguish the music presented on Mark John McEncroe's Symphonic Suites 1 & 2: mood and melody. "Dynamic contrast is fundamental to the ninety-minute work, with robust, horns-heavy passages countered by woodwinds-driven sections of a quieter disposition. In terms of thematic material, tension between the economically challenged peasants and the wealthy ro
McEncroe's new album, SYMPHONIC SUITES NUMBER 1 & 2 – A MEDIEVAL SAGA will be released through Parma Recordings and Navona Records on August 11, 2017.
SYMPHONIC SUITES NUMBER 1 & 2 – A MEDIEVAL SAGA is a classic adventure in orchestral music. Powered by McEncroe’s thematic style, these two symphonic suites lead the listener through a harrowing and dramatic story of ancient conflict and grandeur. Like a film score from the Golden Age Of Hollywood, McEncroe’s musical ‘storytel
McEncroe's third CD Affirmations and Aspirations has received a glowing review in November's issue of 'The Studio' magazine. Here is the review in full. Review by William Clark Following on from the successful unique piano CD’s, the Wirripang label presents Australian composer Mark John McEncroe's CD release, Affirmations and Aspirations with the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anthony Armore. Orchestrations are by Mark J Saliba. The CD commences with the Fanfare
Wirripang, home of Australian Composers, has just published five new review scores by Mark John McEncroe.
Symphonic Suite No 1 “A Modern Medieval Tale” is a story that continues in Symphonic Suite No. 2 “And The Medieval Tale Continues”. Although set in Medieval Times, the story is very much relevant to the present day.
Symphonic Poem “The Passing” 2nd edition, is a new re-orchestration of the work originally published in 2014.
And there are now two more symphonic poems a
Affirmations & Aspirations is a series of three symphonic performances of the music of Australian composer Mark John McEncroe. The performances by The Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra were recorded in The Czech Republic in 2013 and 2014 and consist of “Fanfare Suite” (a four-movement work), and two symphonic poems: “The Passing” and “A Celebration of the Natural World.” Very classical in styling, McEncroe’s orchestral work feels more traditionally-structured than much of his so
It’s official. I will be returning to Europe this October, where The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra will perform my Symphonic Suite No. 1 “Just Another Medieval Tale” at a special concert in Ostrava on October 20th 2016, conducted by their artistic director, celebrated German conductor Heiko Mathias Förster. Symphonic Suite No. 1 was recorded with The Janacek Philharmonic in Ostrava in 2015, conducted by Anthony Armore, and is prepped for release on CD and sheet music throug
As a composer it’s a great feeling to have another work completed, and in the last year I have had the satisfaction of writing three Symphonic Suites and another Symphonic Poem. But even more satisfying is to see these works performed and recorded. So, while Sydneysiders were enjoying the sun and the beach in January this year, I made my 6th trip to wintry Europe, to Vienna and the The Czech Republic, to record my latest works with The Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (Janáčkov
In June 2015 I recorded my largest orchestral work to date, a seven movement Symphonic Suite – Just Another Medieval Tale. Performed by The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Anthony Armore, it is going to released on CD and MP3 download in 2016. I'm also looking at getting the score published as well. No exact dates yet, but stay tuned. #AnthonyArmore #ClassicalMusic #JanacekPhilharmonic #JanacekPhilharmonicOrchestra #MarkJohnMcEncroe #Symphonicmusic #symphonics