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. 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.
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.
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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dedicated to Peter Garland. The music consists of sets of block chords that move through several simultaneous tempi. With a program and performance note. Duration ca. 11 minutes. Custom print edition.
The first complete recording of this cycle of music by Adams. Stephen Drury conducts the Callithumpian Consort. This disc also includes Strange Birds Passing, performed by the New England Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble.
Moore performs new music by John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, and Julia Wolfe.
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.
With a biographical note. Dedicated to Fred and Alexandra Peters for their 30th wedding anniversary. This song sets a poem by John Haines. Of advanced difficulty. Custom print edition.
A floating and atmospheric piece made up of long-held tones and chords. Electronic mallet instruments may substitute for the vibraphone and/or marimba. With performance notes. Duration ca. 11 minutes. Custom print edition.
A large-scale work with a mediatative quality similar to the tundra landscape. Performed by the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Tim Weiss.