The album PINNACLE Vol 2 (Navona Records) which contains Joseph T. Spaniola’s composition, ARMENIAN STIRRINGS (Clarinet & Piano) received a Silver Medal from the Global Music Awards in the Classical Album category. Congratulations to the contributing composers and performers without whom the album would not exist. Special thanks to Rane Moore (Clarinet) and Yoko Hagino (Piano) and everyone at Navona Records and PARMA. Global Music Awards is “a top-tier music competition that honors talented musicians around the world. It is a showcase for musical gems and unique voices.” Follow this link to listen to the album: https://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6368/ or find it on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube, Deezer and other streaming platforms
Joseph T. Spaniola is the featured artist in “The Inside Story,” a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of PARMA Recording artists. The interview is in conjunction with the release of his THOMAS JEFFERSON: LIFE LINES (Orchestra and Voices) on WOVEN IN TIME (Navona Records). To view the interview, follow this link: https://www.parmarecordings.com/inside-story-joseph-t-spaniola-and-woven-in-time/
Happy Holidays! Here is my lighthearted medley of holiday tunes, LOOKING UP AT CHRISTMAS (Windows & Snowballs & AAAs, Dear Claus) for the young and the young at heart. You know the tunes, but this presents alternate lyrics written from the perspective of a child. This arrangement is from my time in The US Air Force Academy Band. This link is a live recording from our 2006 holiday tour: https://josephspaniola.com/music/happy-holidays-2021/
On December 17, 2021, Joseph T. Spaniola’s newly published music composition, RESOUNDING JOY will be presented at the Midwest Clinic (Chicago, IL), an International Band and Orchestra Conference. Stop by W184 at 12:15 for the Concert Band New Music Reading Session to hear this and other new works. Stop by the Musica Propria booth (#1700) anytime to see this and other great music from Julie Giroux, Joseph T. Spaniola and Karel Butz.
Joseph T. Spaniola’s THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS (narrator and wind ensemble) is featured on the syndicated radio program, “Wind & Rhythm,” Episode 643, An Eagle Nation. This episode celebrates Native American Heritage Month with songs pertaining to Native American culture and events. The program “travel[s] from the far north with Michael Colgrass to the American southwest with Joseph Spaniola. We’ll hear traditional flute music with Robert Tree Cody and a trumpet concerto written by Thomas Sleeper.” Follow the link to hear the program: http://www.windandrhythm.com/episodes
To listen to the music on this site: https://josephspaniola.com/music/the-navajo-code-talkers-2/
The Navajo Code Talkers (narrator and wind ensemble), Joseph T. Spaniola