ESCAPADE, the latest Big Round Records release from composer Joseph T. Spaniola, brilliantly illuminates the many facets of his extensive body of work. Featuring pieces for symphonic orchestras and for small ensembles, ESCAPADE captures the composer's overall concept of his music as a journey, one defined as much by the listener's experience as it is by his own creative vision. Joseph T. Spaniola (b. May 7, 1963) is a composer on a passionate quest to engage the hearts and minds of audiences and performers through the communicative powers of music. Dr. Spaniola has composed works for band, orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, voice, choir, and electronic tape. His musical efforts have been rewarded with competition wins, medals and honors as the National Band Association/Revelli Memorial Composition Competition, the Global Music Awards, the Florida State Music Educators Commissioned Composer of 2016, the American Prize, numerous musical recordings, and scholarly investigation and reference of his works in publications and doctoral dissertations.