And the Winner Is: 55th Annual Grammys Awarded

And the Winner Is: 55th Annual Grammys Awarded

The artists crowded into the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night might have been dressed a little classier (well, maybe), but the televised portion of the 55th annual Grammy Awards only included a small portion of the winners. Here are a few classical, jazz, and composition awardees whose statuette pick-ups you might have missed. The full list—in case we missed your favorite category—is available here.

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays
Stephen Hartke, composer (eighth blackbird)
Track from: Meanwhile
Label: Cedille Records

Best Instrumental Composition
Mozart Goes Dancing
Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)
Track from: Hot House
Label: Concord Jazz

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
eighth blackbird
Label: Cedille Records

Best Orchestral Performance
Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
Label: SFS Media

Best Choral Performance
Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen
Charles Bruffy, conductor (Matthew Gladden, Lindsey Lang, Rebecca Lloyd, Sarah Tannehill & Pamela Williamson; Kansas City Chorale)
Label: Chandos

Best Instrumental Arrangement
“How About You”
Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project)
Track from: Centennial – Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans
Label: ArtistShare

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
“City Of Roses”
Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)
Track from: Radio Music Society
Label: Heads Up International

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Hot House
Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists
Label: Concord Jazz

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Radio Music Society
Esperanza Spalding
Label: Heads Up International

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Unity Band
Pat Metheny Unity Band
Label: Nonesuch

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Arturo Sandoval
Label: Concord Jazz

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen
Tom Caulfield & John Newton, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)
Label: Chandos

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh

Best Folk Album
The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
Label: Sony Classical

Best Musical Theater Album
Once: A New Musical
Steve Kazee & Cristin Milioti, principal soloists; Steven Epstein & Martin Lowe, producers (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, composers/lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast With Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti & Others)
Label: Masterworks

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers
Label: Null/Madison Gate

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