Dlugoszewski / Curtis-Smith
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL388     Release Date: 2010-02-15
Gerard Schwarz, Edward Carroll, Norman Smith, trumpets; Robert Routch, horn; David Langlitz, tenor trombone; David Taylor, bass trombone; Lucia Dlugoszewski, percussion; Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Trent Kynaston, alto saxophone; C. Curtis-Smith, piano, conductor

Lucia Dlugoszewski writes:

“The first concern of all music in one way or another is to shatter the indifference of hearing, the callousness of sensibility, to create that moment of solution we call poetry, our rigidity dissolved when we occur reborn—in a sense, hearing for the first time. Tender Theater Flight Nageire is actually a series of musical rituals involved somehow with the poetic roots of erotic experience. Its nakedness of spirit requires a special courage all its own, the courage of vulnerability in terms of letting out feeling, something perilously real with a fierce fragile ambience of elegance, sensitivity, and that radiance of the highest energy release in the mind we call passion. Rituals of sound involving both immediacy and Amor combine to create the musical structure.

C. Curtis-Smith writes:

“In Unisonics, I have attempted to merge the sounds of the two instruments as one, largely through the use of unisons or the heterophonic ornamentation of a single melodic line. The concept of ‘unison’ in this work refers to more than the duplication of pitch; through the use of extended techniques for both instruments, the attack and timbral characteristics of the two instruments are brought closer together. Except for the fourth movement, the piano is limited throughout to the tessitura of the saxophone...

Music for Handbells was written in 1976–77 for a three-octave (37 pitches) set of handbells. Each of the ten handbell players is responsible for either three of four bells.

“I have departed from traditional handbell notation (which resembles piano music) and have written the ten parts on as many staves, thus achieving a greater accuracy of notation, especially in terms of the duration or damping of each bell...



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Track Listing

Tender Theatre Flight Nageire
Lucia Dlugoszewski
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Unisonics: I. -
Curtis Curtis-Smith
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Unisonics: II. -
Curtis Curtis-Smith
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Unisonics: III. -
Curtis Curtis-Smith
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Unisonics: IV. -
Curtis Curtis-Smith
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Unisonics: V. -
Curtis Curtis-Smith
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Music for Handbells
Curtis Curtis-Smith
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