Music of Levi, Yttrehus, Fennelly & Childs
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL556     Release Date: 2016-09-22
Zizi Mueller, flute; Esther Lamneck, clarinet; Yuval Waldman, viola; Janet Wheeler, soprano; Gordon Gottlieb, percussion; Daniel Druckman, percussion; Rolv Yttrehus, Conductor; Fred Sherry, cello; Ruth K. Inglefield, harp; Ivan Hammond, tuba

Paul Alan Levi writes: "Five Progressions is my five-movement attempt to create music of magic and fantasy out of recalcitrant materials and techniques. Much of the drama of the music results from its (successful) struggle to break free of my original plans for it. The work features a wide spectrum of relationships between the players including cooperation, competition, deception, strife, equality and dominance.

Rolv Yttrehus writes: "The music interprets the text in the traditional manner, but in addition, the text and its retrograde are used as sound sources for a textural-timbral interplay between voice and instruments. Thus, the unvoiced “ssssTi” hockets with a small choked cymbal; the bussing of 'UZZZZ' blends with the buzzing rivets of the sizzle cymbal; and the soprano's 'Wu-Wu' mimics the vibraphone tremolo. The syllables of the text and its retrograde are combined in various ways throughout...

Brian Fennelly writes: "Tesserae II (Fantasy for Cello) was written in 1972 and premiered in New York by cellist David Moore. It is the second in a series of nine Tesserae, all virtuosic works for solo performers. The mosaic patterns to which the title refers applies to the permeation of motivic substance as well as sectional inter-relationships and aspects of twelve-tone structure...

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Full liner notes are accessible via the link above.

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Music of Levi, Yttrehus, Fennelly & Childs

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Track Listing

Five Progressions for Three Instruments: I. Allegro
Paul Alan Levi
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Five Progressions for Three Instruments: II. Allegro molto
Paul Alan Levi
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Five Progressions for Three Instruments: III. Adagio
Paul Alan Levi
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Five Progressions for Three Instruments: IV. Allegro molto
Paul Alan Levi
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Five Progressions for Three Instruments: V. Adagio espressivo
Paul Alan Levi
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Angstwagen
Rolv Yttrehus
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Tesserae II
Brian Fennelly
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A Question of Summer
Barney Childs
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