Cleveland Composers' Guild, Vol I
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL182     Release Date: 2010-06-10

Abraham Skernick viola; Harvey McGuire, english horn; Warren Downs, cello; Seth McCoy, tenor; John Dietz baritone; Marcellene Hawk, piano; Donald Shelhorn piano; Kulas Choir and Chamber Orchestra; Robert Shaw conductor; Margaret Hauptmann soprano; Crawford Thoburn, tenor; Eleanor Pudil Anop, contralto; Marshall Bell, baritone; Philipp O. Naegele, violin; Donald Shelhorn; harpsichord; The Kulas Chamber Ensemble, Raymond Wilding-White conductor

The city of Cleveland, Ohio takes justifiable pride in its great Cleveland Orchestra and in the master composers who have been part of its musical life - Ernest Bloch, Roger Sessions, Quincy Porter, Douglas Moore, Arthur Shepherd, and Herbert Elwell.

The Cleveland Composers’ Guild had its beginnings in the late 1920’s as a “Manuscript Section” of the Fortnightly Musical Club, the objective being to bring together “those residents of the Cleveland area who wish to cooperate with their colleagues in the dissemination of their work and to provide the area with creative as well as executant excellence.”

The introductory remarks contained in the Guild’s brochure state further: “These men and women do not believe that composers write primarily for each other. They have attained a standard that makes it possible for them to claim the attention and interest of a discerning public, to offer performers and listeners material of substance and value, and to contribute ultimately - as individuals rather than as a ‘school’ - to the literature of music.” It is in this spirit that the Cleveland Composers’ Guild and Composers Recordings, Inc. offer the works represented on CRI 182 and CRI 183.


This title from the CRI LP back catalog has been carefully transferred from the original master tape, and is now available from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

We have preserved the original CRI LP catalog number for this title, preceded by the prefix NWCRL, to distinguish vinyl-only back catalog titles from those later reissued by CRI on compact disc. Please refer to the liner notes for information about the program.

Please note that the newly-digitized CRI LP titles are priced at $12.99 per disc and may be ineligible for special offer pricing.

Kulas Choir

Cleveland Composers' Guild, Vol I

MP3/320 $9.99
FLAC $9.99
WAV $9.99
CD $12.99

Track Listing

Canticle of the Sun, Op. 17
Klaus George Roy
Buy
Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers
Bain Murray
Buy
Cantata - Behold, He cometh with Clouds
Howard Whittaker
Buy
In Memoriam - Beryl Rubinstein: I. Moderato
Hale Smith
Buy
In Memoriam - Beryl Rubinstein: II. Poème D'Automne
Hale Smith
Buy
In Memoriam - Beryl Rubinstein: III. Elegy
Hale Smith
Buy
Paraphernalia: I. "Hid! Hid!" the fish-hawk saith
Raymond Wilding-White
Buy
Paraphernalia: II. Shade o' the vine
Raymond Wilding-White
Buy
Paraphernalia: III. She: Curl-grass, curl-grass
Raymond Wilding-White
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Paraphernalia: IV. In the South be drooping trees
Raymond Wilding-White
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Paraphernalia: V. Locusts a-wing, multiply
Raymond Wilding-White
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Paraphernalia: VI. O omen tree
Raymond Wilding-White
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Paraphernalia: VII. Pluck, pluck, pluck the thick plantain
Raymond Wilding-White
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Paraphernalia: VIII. Kylin's foot bruiseth no root
Raymond Wilding-White
Buy

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