John Goodin's (1951-) music exhibits an intrinsic American character.
John Goodin's music exhibits an intrinsic American character. His suite, Heavens on Earth (found on MCD 225 Forgotten Dreams consists of three movements, and the title suggests the concept that each of the movements is named for an idealistic communal settlement of the 1800s. Thus the first movement New Harmony, reflects the spirit of optimism of the founders of the State of Indiana, while Equity and Shakertown suggest the idealistic vigour associated with the States of Ohio and Kentucky.
Compositions by John Goodin appear on
It was in 1999 when Concordia director Basil Hawkins first came across The waltz of forgotten dreams by Hadjidakis. He was struck by its atmospheric and evocative nature and in keeping with this nostalgic ambience, the selection on this disc includes such pieces as Eileen Pakenham's Reverie and Fred Witt's Memories of Bendigo.