Jack Gallagher

 Jack Gallagher  (b. 1947, New York City). American composer of mostly orchestral, chamber, choral, and piano works that have been performed in Europe and the USA. He was active as a trumpeter in the National Orchestral Association from 1968-70 and served as music director of the Wooster Symphony Orchestra in 1985-86. He has taught composition, orchestration and other subjects at the College of Wooster in Ohio since 1977, where he has been Professor of Music since 1991. 

More Bio | Joanne Falletta discography: new Jack Gallagher CD

Jack Gallagher’s Symphony in One Movement: Threnody has been acclaimed by in Tune magazine as ‘enormously inventing’ and by Österreichische Musikzeitschrift as ‘a one-movement symphony of great colorfulness’. The warm, lyrical Berceuse was heralded by The Washington Post as ‘a treat’ and ‘a lovely melodic and accessible work’. The spirited Diversions Overture and Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, in five-movement arch form, complete this survey of Gallagher’s music for orchestra recorded by the London Symphony under the direction of JoAnn Falletta....(Naxos)