Music of Donald Erb
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR593     Release Date: 2007-01-01

Voices of Change: [Ronald Neal, violin; Gayane Manasjan, cello; Harvey Boatright, flute, harmonica; Phillip Sargeant, oboe; Ross Powell, clarinet; Will Roberts, bassoon; Gregory Hastis, horn; Miles Anderson, trombone; Susan Dederich, harp; Deborah Mashburn, percussion; Doug Howard, percussion; Robert Fernandez, percussion; Jo Boatright, piano]; John White, harpsichord; Koch String Quartet: [Joseph Koch, violin; Samuel Epstein, violin; William Kiraly, viola; Donald White, cello]

Unusual sonorities have long been characteristic of the music of Donald Erb. He emerged in the 1960s as one of the leading experimenters with combinations of ‘live’ and electronic sounds. Since the mid-1970s Erb has dealt primarily with non-electrified instrumental and vocal materials, but rarely has he limited his palette to the sounds traditionally associated with the media at hand; when he is not actually extending the sonic range of performers by prescribing newly invented playing and singing techniques, he is usually at least blending the more or less ‘normal’ sounds in highly unorthodox ways. Typically the result is music in which the ear-dazzling surface qualities are every bit as interesting as the deftly handled formal elements.
—James Wierzbicki


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).

Voices of Change

Music of Donald Erb

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Track Listing

Devil's Quickstep
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Rainbow Snake
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Sonata for Clarinet and Percussion
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Quintet
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Last Quintet: I. ♩ = 120-132
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Last Quintet: II. ♩ = 48
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Last Quintet: III. sempre
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Last Quintet: IV. ♩ = 48
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Last Quintet: V.
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Last Quintet: VI. ♪ = 160-184
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Sonata for Harpsichord and String Quartet: I. Allegro Moderato
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Sonata for Harpsichord and String Quartet: II. Adagio
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Sonata for Harpsichord and String Quartet: III. Allegro
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