H.C.E. (Here Comes Everybody)
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR772     Release Date: 1998-01-01

New Millennium Ensemble: Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet; Gregory Hesselink, cello; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Sunghae Anna Lim, violin; John Ferrari, percussion; Margaret Kampmeier, piano; Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano

We have borrowed H.C.E.,
(Here Comes Everybody) from John Cage, who
borrowed it from James Joyce
in Finnegan's Wake. For Cage, the words
symbolized an attitude of acceptance of all kinds of music, an excitement about all artistic activity, and a sense of community among artists. H.C.E. reflects our enthusiasm for the wealth of musical styles and sensibilities alive today, from which we have drawn the five works on this recording.  

                                                 -- The New Millennium Ensemble

New Millennium Ensemble, winner of the 1985 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award, has emerged as one of the most dynamic young ensembles performing today. Laying claim to music from Bach to Boulez and from Ravel to Steve Reich, the group has brought its energetic eclecticism to audiences throughout the country. The New York Times wrote, "The expert young players of the New Millennium Ensemble have an admirable catholicity of taste and the virtuosity to support it."

The group has premiered over fifty new works since its founding in 1990. In recognition of its dedication to new music, the ensemble was honored with the 1994 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. The New Millennium Ensemble has collaborated with composers at Columbia, Princeton and Stanford Universities and at the Eastman School of Music in numerous performances and workshops and has held residencies at Harvard University and the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society. The New Millennium Ensemble has performed to critical acclaim across the country and in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

New Millenium Ensemble

H.C.E. (Here Comes Everybody)

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   Liner Notes

Track Listing

Serenade for Six: I. Allegro moderato
Richard Festinger
Serenade for Six: II. Andante comodo
Richard Festinger
Serenade for Six: III. Allegro
Richard Festinger
Music For...
John Cage
Percussion Duo
Charles Wuorinen
I Met Heine on The Rue Fürstenberg
Morton Feldman
Broken Consort in Three Parts
Robert Morris