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CD160: CONCERT ACCORDION ARTISTRY OF ROBERT DAVINE. Paul Creston, Prelude and Dance; David Diamond, Night Music; Hans Lang, Prelude and Fugue; Cecil Effinger, Nocturne; Ted Zarlengo, Suite; Adamo Volpi, Preludio; Normand Lockwood, Sonata-Fantasy; John Gart, Vivo; Carmelo Pino, Concertino; Matyas Seiber, Introduction and Allegro. UPC 00941471602-6
Robert Davine, Accordion; with Lamont
Chamber Players. "In
the right hands, the accordion can be a highly artistic and expressive
instrument. Robert Davine has one of those right hands (a good left one too)
and a musical head as well." Stereo Review ORDER NOW
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Lang Prelude and Fugue Effinger: Nocturne Creston: Prelude and Dance Zarlengo Suite: Mvt. 1(Prelude) Mvt 2(Scherzo) Mvt 3(Pastoral) Mvt 4(Interlude) Mvt 5(Gigue) Volpi: Preludio Lockwood: Sonata-Fantasy Mvt 1(Contemplative) Mvt 2(Allegro piocoso) Mvt 3(Adagio serioso) Gart: Vivo Pino: Mvt 1(Allegro) Mvt 2(Andante) Mvt 3(Presto) Diamond: Night Music Seiber: Introduction and Allegro
CD171: Nostalgique. ANN MASON STOCKTON, HARP. Felix Slatkin, conductor. Harl McDonald, Suite “From Childhood” for Harp and Orchestra; Andre Caplet, Conte Fantastique (after Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Mask of the Red Death”); Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Concertino for Harp, String Quartet, & 3 Clarinets; Russell Woollen, Lento for Harp Solo; Lalo Schifrin, Continuum; Albert Roussel, Impromptu. Marvelous recordings from 1960s conducted by the legendary Slatkin w/Ann Mason Stockton, probably the most recorded studio harpist in Hollywood. UPC 00941471712-2 ORDER NOW
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McDonald: From Childhood Mvt. 1 Mvt. 2 Mvt. 3 Caplet: Conte Fantastique Woollen: Lento Schifrin: Continuum Roussell: Impromptu Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concertino Mvt. 1 Mvt. 2 Mvt. 3
William Albright, The King of Instruments (A Parade of Music and
Verse for Organ and Narrator; Eugene Haun, Narrator); Vincent Persichetti,
Sonata for Organ, op. 86, and Drop, Drop Slow Tears (organ solo); Samuel Adler, Xenia, A Dialog for Organ and
Percussion (Gordon Stout, Percussion); Paul Cooper, Variants for Organ.
David Craighead was Chairman of the organ department at Eastman School of Music from 1955 to 1992. His annual tours were consistently sold out well in advance. One of the most respected organists in the world, Craighead represented “the American School of organists at its finest.” (New York Times) UPC 009414718129
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Albright The King of Instruments Intro Organ entrance Persichetti Sonata mvt. 1 mvt. 2 mvt. 3 Drop, Drop Slow Tears Adler Xenia Cooper Variants for Organ
CD520: MOSTLY RAILROAD MUSIC, by Eldon Rathburn. Delightful CD by one of Canada’s foremost film composers. Three Calliope Pieces (steam calliope), Junction (jaw harps), Rise and Fall of the Steam Railroad (includes calliope, jew's harp, synthesizer, banjos, mandolin, percussion, piano), Ghost Train, Railroad Preludes (piano), Iron Horses of Delson, Schönberg vs. Gershwin, Dorian Crossing, Dvorak at 155th Street, Hindemith Rides the Merchants Limited (flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons), The Nomadic Five, and Turbo UPC 00941475202-4 ORDER NOW
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Three Calliope Pieces: St. Lawrence Tubular Bridge Stravinsky on the Delta Queen Honky-Tonks Junction Rise and Fall of the Steam RR Ghost Train
RR Preludes: Great Little Train of Wales Tiddles of Paddington Spiral Tunnel Boogie In Memoriam Thoreau's Train Amtrak
Iron Horses of Delson Schoenberg v. Gershwin Dorion Crossing Dvorak at 155th Hindemith Rides the Ltd. Nomadic Five Turbo
CD661: Voices of
Trumpets and Organ. Byron Pearson* and Donald R. Tison^, Trumpets; Arthur
Vidrich, Organ. UPC
ORDER NOW Giuseppe
Torelli, Sinfonia con Tromba*; Alan Hovhaness, Prayer of St. Gregory*; Hans
Ludwig Schilling, Canzona*; Daniel Pinkham, The Other Voices of the Trumpet*;
Jean Langlais, Two Chorale Preludes*, and Sonatine for Trumpet^; Claude
Gervais, Dances from the French Renaissance*^; Antonio Valente, Lo Ballo
del’Intorcia*^; Henri Tomasi, Semaine sainte à Cüzco*; Anthony Plog, Fanfare
for Two Trumpets*^; Francesco Manfredini, Concerto for Two Trumpets and
Featuring the wonderful combination of trumpets with organ, this CD is a combination of two LP releases from 1980 and 1982. Byron Pearson was trumpet professor at Oberlin University and had been in the Baltimore, St. Louis, and New Orleans Symphonies, and a featured soloist with the U.S. Marine Band in Washington, DC. Donald Tison was principal trumpet with the Baltimore Symphony from 1969 to 2000, and was trumpet teacher at the Peabody Conservatory. Arthur Vidrich was the first visually limited student to receive the DMA degree at the University of Michigan. He is a prominent organ soloist throughout the Northeast U.S.
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CD740: VOICES OF CHANGE, American Comtemporary Chamber Music. Dan Welcher: Evening Scenes; Robert Xavier Rodriguez: Meditation; Chronies; Sonatina d'Estate; William Kraft: Melange; Larry Alan Smith: The Scrolls. Voices of Change is Dallas' only professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to music of the 20th century. UPC 00941477402-6 ORDER NOW
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Welcher Evening Scenes: Mvt 1(In Memory) Mvt2 (The Storm) Mvt 3 (Lullaby) Rodriguez: Meditation Rodriguez Chronies: Mvt 1 (Toccata) Mvt 2 (Intermezzo) Mvt 3 (Scherzo) Mvt 4(The Humidity Rag) Kraft: Melange Solo Duet Quartet Sextet Rodriguez: Sonatina Mvt 1(Largo) Mvt 2 (Allegretto) Mvt 3(Solfeggieto) The Scrolls
John Weaver, Concert Piece for Viola and Organ; Christopher Gable, Teshuvah for Viola and Organ; Augusta Read Thomas, Incantation and Pulsar for Solo Viola; Daniel Pinkham, A Proclamation for Organ and Sonata da Chiesa for Viola and Organ; Craig Phillips, Toccata on ‘Hyfrydol’ for Organ Solo; John Weaver, Three Chorale Preludes for Viola and Organ.
Carol Rodland is Viola Professor at the Eastman School of Music and is an international soloist. About her previous solo CD on Crystal, Fanfare Magazine wrote “her tone is larger than life, sweetly in tune, and infinitely variegated.” Catherine Rodland is artist-in-residence at St. Olaf College and also concertizes throughout the U.S. and Canada. The unusual combination of viola and organ is shown to great advantage in these premiere recordings.
Sound samples (mp3 files) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown. Weaver Concert Piece for Viola and Organ Gable Teshuvah Thomas Incantation Pulsar Pinkham A Proclamation for Organ Pinkham Sonata da Chiesa Adagio; Allegro Andantino Presto; Adagietto Giocoso Phillips Toccata on ‘Hyfrydol’ Weaver Three Chorale Preludes Wondrous Love Land of Rest Foundation (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)
CD850: LOU HARRISON, Concerto for Violin and Percussion; Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra. Eudice Shapiro, violin; David Craighead, organ; Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble, William Kraft, conductor. "Recording of Special Merit", Stereo Review. "The violin soars and sings. Superb performance" High Fidelity "marvelous expressive melodies in the Violin Concerto. The Organ Concerto is even more flamboyant... particularly joyous." Fanfare. UPC 00941478502-2 ORDER NOW Click here for CD cover photo and details.
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Concerto for Violin: Mvt 1(Allegro maestoso) Mvt 2(Largo) Mvt 3(Allegro) Concerto for Organ: Mvt 1(Allegro) Mvt 2(Andante) Mvt 3(Largo) Mvt 4(Canons and Choruses) Mvt 5(Allegro Finale)
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