Albany Records releases CD of Bestor's compositions
"The Sound of Time," a new CD of the music of professor emeritus Charles Bestor, has been released by Albany Records.
The CD, his first to include all compositions with electronics also features Eric Berlin, professor of trumpet, as a soloist.
Bestor's many works have been published by G. Schirmer, Elkan-Vogel, General Music Publishers, International Editions, Dorn Music and Media Press, and recorded by Serenus, Orion, Capstone and the ASUS Recording Series. He received commissions to compose music for the Utah Symphony, Composers String Quartet, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Peter Britt Music Festival and the Music Teachers National Association.
Prior to joining the faculty in 1976, Bestor was assistant dean at Juilliard, dean at Willamette University, and department head at the universities of Alabama and Utah. The former chairman of the Department of Music and Dance and professor of composition retired in 1995.
The CD is available through Amazon.