On this release, The North Texas Wind Symphony, led by Eugene Migliaro Corporon, presents works for wind band that are percussion-heavy. Mark Ford s piece Stubernic Fantasy opens the album, with Ford performing as one of three marimba soloists. It is followed by Daniel McCarthey s Chamber Symphony No. 1, Keiko Abe s Prism Rhapsody II, and Jennifer Higdon s Percussion Concerto, all of which also feature Ford as a soloist. The creation of the WindWorks label represents an expanded relationship between the North Texas Wind Symphony and GIA Publications. GIA s generous support and ongoing dedication to wind music has made it possible for the ensemble to continue producing recordings of the highest quality that are a testament to the perseverance and work ethic of everyone involved. These exceptional albums identify and preserve the standard repertoire and globally encourage composers to contribute to the ever-growing legacy of great music that has the power of universality. Internationally acknowledged as one of the premier ensembles of its kind, the North Texas Wind Symphony is selected from the most outstanding musicians attending the College of Music.