Music of David Chaitkin
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR749     Release Date: 1997-01-01
Sylvan Winds; Arthur Weisberg, Conductor; Edward Murray, piano; Gordon Stout, percussion; New York New Music Ensemble: (Jayn Rosenfeld, flute; Daniel Druckman, vibraphone, glockenspiel; James Baker, tubular bells; Alan Feinberg, piano; Cyrus Stevens, violin; Eric Bartlett, cello; Joseph Tamosaitis, contrabass; Robert Black, conductor); David Burge, piano; Cantata Singers; John Harbison, Conductor

The pieces included here were composed over a seven-year span. From Études to Summersong, almost from piece to piece, there is an evolution of my harmonic language that parallels the lengthening of the forms. I have worked toward a language that will refresh a long line (especially as in Summersong), allow for the possibility of setting a melody in a number of different contexts, and extend the possibilities for progression/contrast, balance, and rhyme (especially as in Scattering Dark and Bright). All of the music reflects my natural desire for clarity of line, harmonic recognition, and a sense of phrase.
— David Chaitkin


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).

Various Artists

Music of David Chaitkin

MP3/320 $9.99
FLAC $9.99
WAV $9.99
CD $15.99

Track Listing

Summersong
David Chaitkin
Buy
Scattering Dark and Bright
David Chaitkin
Buy
Serenade for seven players
David Chaitkin
Buy
Etudes: I. -
David Chaitkin
Buy
Etudes: II. -
David Chaitkin
Buy
Etudes: III. -
David Chaitkin
Buy
Seasons Such As These
David Chaitkin
Buy

You may also like