Bay Bones Trombone Choir and assisting artists; (Will Sudmeier and Billy Robinson, directors); Amy Snyder, voice; Gerhard Samuel, conductor; Jacob Glick, viola solo; Catherine Satterlee, mezzo-soprano; Phyllis Martin Pearson, vibraphone & piano, Marianne Finckel, harpsichord, Louis Calabro, timpani & chimes; Henry Brant, organ, conductor
In 1950 Henry Brant began to write spatial music of a particular kind in which the planned positioning of the performers throughout the hall, as well as on stage, is an essential factor in the composing scheme. This procedure, which limits and defines the contrasted music assigned to each performing group, takes as its point of departure the ideas of Charles Ives. Brant's principal works since 1950 are all spatial; his catalogue now comprises nearly 100 such works, each for a different instrumentation, each requiring a different spatial deployment in the hall and with maximum distances between groups prescribed in every case.
This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order 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).