Recordings & Publications
William Hill: Funky Little Crustaceans
Label: Albany Records
Released: April 3, 2007
Catalog Num: TROY 924

Composer William Hill was on a trip  to Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with his wife Natalie. Observing the teeming water life, Natalie remarked, "Wow, check out those funky little crustaceans," and the inspiration for the first work was born, reflecting not only the literal ebbs and flows of the tides, but of the impact made on all creatures by the changes in season and the pacings of life in general.

Critically acclaimed as a composer, soloist, visual artist, recording artist and conductor, William Hill is Principal Timpanist with the Colorado Symphony and teaches composition and counterpoint at Denver University's Lamont School of Music. Mr. Hill has served as a composer with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, National Music Festival, the Colorado and Denver Symphonies, and the Nova Series of Salt Lake City.

Aurora Borealis, featuring the renowned James J. Pellerite, is an impressionistic tone poem depicting the icy monochromatic stillness of the far North, with gradual hints of color developing into more subtle shadows of the spectrum as the piece evolves.

Seven Abstract Miniatures is based on pen and ink sketches by the composer, and shows the interrelationships that can exist between music and art (such as Pictures at an Exhibition).

William Hill, composer
Funky Little Crustaceans
Moravian Philharmonic, Lawrence Golan, conductor

William Hill, composer
Seven Abstract Miniatures
Moravian Philharmonic, Lawrence Golan, conductor, William Hill, percussion

William Hill, composer
Aurora Borealis
Moravian Philharmonic, Lawrence Golan, conductor, James Pellerite, native American flute

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