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Another LP classic on CD from the Los Angeles Brass Quintet, now
with the Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble; Stanley Chaloupka,
Harp; and Sharon Davis, Piano.
CD109: The third LP from the Los Angeles Brass Quintet, released in 1974, also garnered attention for its spectacular playing and exciting repertoire. Now on CD109, the playing and recording quality are still among the best. Brass performers, same as on the first LABQ LP and CD, are fabulous trumpeter Thomas Stevens and tuba player Roger Bobo, along with Miles Anderson on trombone, Mario Guarneri on trumpet, and Ralph Pyle on horn. The Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble, the brass players, and Stanley Chaloupka, harpist, were all members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the time this recording was made. Sharon Davis is a famous recording artist and touring pianist.
CD109. William Kraft, Nonet for Brass Quintet and Percussion; Frank Campo, Madrigals for Brass Quintet; Rayner Brown, Concertino for Harp and Brass Quintet; William Schmidt, Concertino for Piano and Brass Quintet. UPC 009414710925 BUY NOW
These works were all written for the Los Angeles Brass Quintet. The Kraft Nonet is unique in its instrumentation and its 22 minutes are an exciting listening experience. Rayner Brown was Dean and State Chairman of the American Guild of Organists. He wrote a wonderfully listenable piece for this recording. William Schmidt is well known for his hundreds of works for brass and woodwinds, which are staples in the repertoire for concerts throughout the world. Frank Campo was a Professor at California State University Northridge for 25 years, and his many works are performed regularly.
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Kraft: Nonet for Brass Quintet I. Presto II. Andante III. Interlude 1 – Scherzo a Tre IV. Allegretto; quasi Scherzando V. Interlude 2 –Scherzo a Quatro VI. Maestoso e Rubato Campo: Madrigals I. Indifference II. Unrequited Love III. Aria Perduta Brown: Concertino for Harp and Brass Quintet I. Allegretto II. Adagio III. Allegro con brio IV. Adagio V. Allegretto Schmidt: Concertino for Piano and Brass Quintet I. Allegro con Brio II. Largo III. Allegro con Spirito
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
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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 BUY 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
CD181: DAVID CRAIGHEAD, Organ BUY NOW
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 BUY 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 009414766120. BUY 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 Organ*^.
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 BUY 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
CD839: American Weavings, Carol Rodland, Viola; Catherine Rodland, Organ. UPC 009414783929. BUY NOW
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 BUY NOW Click here for more information about Eudice Shapiro.
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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)
CD961: RIPPLES -- CLARION: Keith Benjamin, Trumpet; Melody Turnquist-Steed, Organ.
Anthony Plog, For Cam; Samuel Adler, Life is an Ecstasy; Stacy Garrop, Road Warrior; James Mobberley, Passing Illuminations; Adam Schoenberg, Apollo. BUY NOW
Keith Benjamin has been Professor of Trumpet at the University of Missouri since 1989. Melody Turnquist-Steed is Music Specialist for the Waterloo (Iowa) Community School District. Active recitalists, they appear nationally as soloists and as chamber musicians. Clarion is their trumpet-organ duo and it has performed throughout the U.S. with a specialty of contemporary works as well as the standard baroque literature.
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Plog: For Cam Adler: Life is an Ecstacy I. Like a March II. Declamatory Garrop: Road Warrior I. I am the ghost rider II. My little baby soul III. Are you with me here? Mobberley: Passing Illuminations Schoenberg: Apollo I. Beyond II. Light III. Return
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