Cleveland Composers' Guild, Vol. II
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL183     Release Date: 2010-06-10

Koch String Quartet: Joseph Koch, violin; Samuel Epstein, violin; William Kiraly, viola; Donald White, cello; John White, harpsichord
Cleveland Brass Ensemble: Harry Herforth, trumpet; David Zauder, trumpet; Roy Waas, horn; Alan Kofsky, trombone; F. Chester Roberts, tuba; Arthur Loesser, piano

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.

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Various Artists

Cleveland Composers' Guild, Vol. II

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Track Listing

Sonata for Harpsichord and String Quartet: I. Allegro Moderato
Donald Erb
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Sonata for Harpsichord and String Quartet: II. Adagio
Donald Erb
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Sonata for Harpsichord and String Quartet: III. Allegro
Donald Erb
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Three Pieces for Brass Quintet: I. Lento - Allegro
Rudolph Bubalo
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Three Pieces for Brass Quintet: II. Allegro moderato
Rudolph Bubalo
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Three Pieces for Brass Quintet: III. Largo
Rudolph Bubalo
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Suite for Piano: I. Prelude (ostinato)
Marcel Dick
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Suite for Piano: II. Menuet ("Da bravi, via ballate")
Marcel Dick
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Suite for Piano: III. Recitativo
Marcel Dick
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Suite for Piano: IV. Scherzo (canone a tre)
Marcel Dick
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Suite for Piano: V. Gavotte
Marcel Dick
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Suite for Piano: VI. Arioso
Marcel Dick
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Suite for Piano: VII. Finale (toccata)
Marcel Dick
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Two Piano Pieces: I. Lento
Juli Nunlist
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Two Piano Pieces: II. Presto
Juli Nunlist
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Dramatic Soliloquy for Piano
Jane Corner Young
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