by Shawnee Press, this work has sold nearly 700 copies, and
has been performed and recorded internationally.
The work received the prestigious "Reviewer's
Instrumentalist magazine. Here's what they said:
"Chorale and Capriccio
for Band by Arne Running may be the strongest publication
in its grade level
for the current year. It combines extraordinary scoring,
form, strong coloration, and listener appeal in a
package that makes
outstanding concert or contest material. It is a
full grade IV, tempting to be
called V for its unusual challenges in the tuning of
slow tempi in unison and
octaves; solo passages for piccolo, flute, bassoon,
oboe, clarinet; and a
rapidly moving second section in which the principles
of fugato and
counterpoint are thoroughly exposed and exploited.
The result is a powerful
piece in which the promise of the dramatically patient
opening section is
fulfilled in a wild flurry of rhythm and volume at
the end. Yet all of it is
perfectly logical and pleasing to the listener."
The work has been
recorded on the Sony label by the Tokyo Kosei Wind
Orchestra - an ensemble made up of Tokyo's finest
professional symphonic musicians.