Laurie MacGregor & Gardner Read: Music for Percussion
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL444     Release Date: 2011-03-15
New Jersey Percussion Ensemble: (Tony Cinardo, Charles Descarfino, Edmund Fay, Doreen Holmes, Ken Hosley, Louis Oddo, Joseph Passaro, Mark Schipper, Gary Van Dyke); Raymond Des Roches, conductor; Paul Price Percussion Ensemble: (Steve Coroelius, Robert Dubinski, David Kulb, Thomas Langmaack, Michael Pugliese, Walter Schneider); Paul Price, conductor

Laurie Macgregor writes:

Intrusion of the Hunter was written in New Hampshire in 1973-74. Begun during deer-hunting season, it was inspired by an aversion to the stalking hunters' disruption of the animals' environment.

“The piece, dedicated to Meyer Kupferman, is scored for nine percussionists who play the following instruments: glockenspiel, celesta, vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, tubular chimes, wind chimes, sleighbells: triangles, crotales, finger cymbals, suspended cymbals, gongs, tambourines, timpani, tuned drums, bongo drums, snare drum, bass drum, Chinese temple blocks, ratchet, slapstick, maracas and castanets.”

Gardner Read writes:

Los Dioses Aztecas (The Aztec Gods), Suite for Percussion Ensemble, Op. 107 (1959) is the result, in musical terms, of a trip I made to Mexico during the summer of 1957. The basic idea and the inspiration for the work came not from any actual Aztec or indigenous music but rather from primitive sculptures of the Aztec deities displayed in the National Museum in Mexico City. In this suite I tried to give musical expression to the abstract idea suggested by each Aztec god, my personal impression of what each represents in Aztec history and culture. On a secondary level the suite is an attempt to fashion a full- scale percussion work of structural integrity and displaying clear motivic and rhythmic development, and not just a lengthy catalogue of exotic percussive effects.


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Track Listing

Intrusion of the Hunter
Laurie MacGregor
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Los Dioses Aztecas, Op. 107: I. Xiuhtecuhtli, Dios del Fuego
Gardner Read
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Los Dioses Aztecas, Op. 107: II. Mictecacihuatl, Diosa de los Muertos
Gardner Read
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Los Dioses Aztecas, Op. 107: III. Tlaloc, Dios de la Lluvia
Gardner Read
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Los Dioses Aztecas, Op. 107: IV. Tezcatlipoca, Dios de la Noche
Gardner Read
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Los Dioses Aztecas, Op. 107: V. Xochipilli, Dios de la Alegria y la Danza
Gardner Read
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Los Dioses Aztecas, Op. 107: VI. Coyolxauhqui, Diosa de la Luna
Gardner Read
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Los Dioses Aztecas, Op. 107: VII. Huitzilopochtli, Dios de la Guerra
Gardner Read
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