A CD+DVD set featuring the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner for music. Ludovic Morlot conducts the Seattle Symphony. Grammy Winner 2015: Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
Contents: I. Above Sunset Pass -- II. Maclaren Summit -- III. Looking Toward Hope. With performance notes. Commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Theodore Front Musical Literature. Dedicated to Christine Clark. Premiered by Ethel in Cerritos, CA, October 2011. A challenging and…
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Dedicated to the memory of Adams' friend, Gordon Wright. This is a set of three miniatures, in which all the tones are produced as natural harmonics or open strings. Of advanced difficulty. With program and biographical notes. Duration ca. 10 minutes.
Composed for percussion group Cincinnati. While the composer intends the work to produce a single sonority in a tranquil, soft mood, the instruments may be amplified to add richness to the overall sound. With performance notes. Duration: ca. 9 minutes. Custom print edition.
This work is dedicated to the memory of composer James Tenney, a friend and teacher to Adams. The work is comprised of long tones produced without changes of fingering or slide position. With program, performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 6 minutes.
This is a single work for piano and mallet percussion, performed by Stephen Drury and Scott Deal. The music is based on basic major and minor triads, but is complex in many ways.
In one movement. With program and biographical notes. The original version of this work was scored for orchestra with electronic sounds. This version for two pianos and electronics is different in many ways. Custom print edition.
Moore performs new music by John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, and Julia Wolfe.
Contents: I. Sky With Four Suns -- II. Sky With Four Moons -- III. Sky With Nameless Colors -- IV. Sky With Endless Stars. With program and biographical notes. Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Duration ca. 18 minutes. Custom print edition.
Contents: I. Rising -- II. Crossing -- III. Falling. With performance and biographical notes. Commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts for Brooklyn Rider. The music contains no normal stopped tones -- all sounds are produced as natural harmonics or on open strings.
A collection of essays, journal entries and other writings by the composer who makes music influenced by the Alaskan landscape. The CD features three pieces never before recorded. With a foreword by Kyle Gann, preface, discography, bibliography, works list, index, b&w photos and music examples.
Commissioned by New Songs. Adams sets texts about life and death adapted from the Ammassalik and Thule Eskimo. With a program note. Custom print edition.
In one movement. With biographical notes. Dedicated to Emanuele Arciuli. This work is comprised of long, thick chord structures which span the registers of the piano. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 6 minutes.
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This song sets a poem by John Haines, to whom the music is dedicated. A brief, flowing song for baritone voice. With a biographical note. Custom print edition.
Dedicated to the Paul Dresher Electric Chamber Ensemble. The bass instrument may be a contrabassoon, double bass or contrabass clarinet. Electronic instruments may substitute for the mallet percussion and organ parts. With program, performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 13 minutes.
For this work, the piano, percussion [vibraphone and crotales] and CD of sounds should seem like one instrument throughout. A long series of chords are provided for the performers, which are to be played as slow rolls and arpeggios. With performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 12 minutes.…
A work for six percussionists, dedicated to James Tenney. The music was inspired by Native American dance music, as well as the percussion works of Cowell, Cage and Harrison. With performance and biographical notes. Duration ca. 8 minutes. Custom print edition.
In one movement. With program and biographical notes. This music was inspired by the song of the canyon wren of the desert. The music features extensive portamento and glissando. Of advanced difficulty. Custom print edition.
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Commissioned by Music Northwest. Stark chords and arpeggios reflect the nature of nunataks, mountains which rise out of ice fields and glaciers. With program and biographical notes. Of advanced difficulty.
Dedicated to Dorli McWayne and the Fairbanks Flutists. An active, arpeggiating movement scored for two piccolos, three C flutes, two alto flutes and bass flute. With a biographical note. Duration ca. 7 minutes.
Commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, WNYC, and the Subtropics Festival. Dedicated to Steven Schick. With a program note. The eight sections of this work meld live percussion with pre-recorded sound. The CD required to perform this work is sold separately. Duration: ca. 70 min.
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Commissioned by the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. A serene movement featuring bowed crotales, orchestral bells, vibes, chimes and bowed vibes. With a biographical note. Duration ca. 10 minutes. Custom print edition.
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A five movement work dedicated to and in celebration of the people and animals of the boreal forest of Alaska's northern interior. With program and biographical notes. Duration ca. 17 minutes. Custom print edition.