The music by these three composers (Gawthrop, Phillips and White), all living and working in the United States, is accessible and captivating for both the casual listener and the sophisticated musician. The composers write in a decidedly American style: lyrical, tonal, melodic lines with rhythmic drives leading to climactic finishes. The learned musician will find rich harmonic structures, development of themes and colorful instrumentation.
The music is forward looking and fresh, full of the American spirit of exploration, discovery and triumph. In listening to this CD, one may have the sense of traveling through space in a galactic symphony of sound!