Sebastian Currier: Vocalissmus
Liner Notes   Cat. No. 80527     Release Date: 1997-01-01
Vocalissimus Mosaic: Zizi Mueller, flute; Fred Sherry, cello; Daniel Druckman, percussion; Emma Tahmizian, piano; Ayako Oshima, clarinet; Susan Narucki, soprano; Rolf Schulte, violin; Martin Goldray, conductor The music of Sebastian Currier (b. 1959)-currently a faculty member at The Juilliard School-is unmistakeably contemporary while remaining very accessible. Impeccable craftsmanship, a capacity to evoke wildly divergent emotional states, a brilliant use of instrumental color, and a sure sense of structure-couched in a fresh harmonic language-characterize the three works on this disc. Vocalissimus (1991), for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion, explores the interpretation of a single text-Wallace Stevens’s "To The Roaring Wind"-through the prism of eighteen different character types, from “Somnambulist” to “Lunatic.” Whispers (1996), for flute, cello, piano, and percussion, is a work of quicksilver rhythmic changes, airy textures and delicately terraced dynamics. Theo’s Sketchbook (1992), for solo piano, traces the musical development and growth of an imaginary composer through a collection of pieces which span nearly his entire lifetime. A satisfying introduction to the structurally fascinating and emotionally engaging music of a young composer acknowledged as one of the truly original voices of contemporary American music.

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Track Listing

Vocalissimus: Entitlement
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Vocalissimus: Recluse
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Vocalissimus: Formalist
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Vocalissimus: Optimist
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Vocalissimus: Pessimist
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Vocalissimus: Miser
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Vocalissimus: Satirist
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Vocalissimus: Introvert
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Vocalissimus: Extrovert
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Vocalissimus: Chameleon
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Vocalissimus: Somnambulist
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Vocalissimus: Scientist
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Vocalissimus: Mystic
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Vocalissimus: Interrogator
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Vocalissimus: Lunatic
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Vocalissimus: Child and Dying Woman
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Vocalissimus: The Poet
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Vocalissimus: Last Call
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Theo's Sketchbook: I. Juvenilia 1. Little Music Piece 2. [Untitled Fragment]
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Theo's Sketchbook: II. Youthful Works 3. Clock Time 4. Eskimo Song 5.Wedding Night [to his wife] 6. Elegy [for the death of his father]
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Theo's Sketchbook: III. Mature Works 7. TimePiece 8. Happy 13th [for his daughters birthday] 9. Ridicule Song 10. Sila [air spirit]
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Theo's Sketchbook: IV. The Last Year 11. Shattered Hourglass 12. Snow 13.Lullaby [for his granddaughter]
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Whispers
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