Music of Andrew Imbrie
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR632     Release Date: 2007-01-01
London Symphony Orchestra; Harold Farberman, conductor; Louise DiTullio, flute; Walter Trampler, viola; Lois Brandwynne, piano; Robert Sayre, cello; Roy Bogas, piano


Describing one’s own music is a little like describing one’s voice and manner. It is easier to say what it is not than to say what it is. My music does not strive to be American, like my nationality, nor Scottish, like my ancestry. It is neither experimental nor conventional. I always start at the beginning, and let the ideas shape themselves as they must; the direction they will pursue and the changes in character they will undergo become increasingly clear as I go on. I find that an initial musical statement, once made, raises obligations that the composer must have the wit to recognize and to fulfill. As he begins to do this he discovers that he has rendered his statement both more complex and more nearly definitive; in the end the complexities are resolved and the obligations cease; the music becomes an independent artifact and no longer needs the composer. In making the judgments that lead to all this, the composer must constantly resort to innovation—yet he is influenced by the other music that he loves, both old and new. Without such participation he would be powerless. Originality, if indeed present at all, is the style with which the composer characteristically chooses, weighs, shapes, and distorts. It is to be found not in his polemics, but in his voice and manner.
—Andrew Imbrie


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).

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Music of Andrew Imbrie

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Track Listing

Symphony No. 3: I. Prologue; Maestoso
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Symphony No. 3: II. Allegro
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Symphony No. 3: III. Andantino
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Symphony No. 3: IV. Vivace
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Serenade: I. Allegro vivace
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Serenade: II. Siciliano
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Serenade: III. Adagio
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Sonata: I. Allegro
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Sonata: II. Andante con assetto
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Sonata: III. Andante; Allegro vivace
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