Music of Ralph Shapey
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR690     Release Date: 1996-01-01

Elsa Charleston, soprano; Bethany Beardslee, soprano

Contemporary Players of the University of Chicago: Marie Moulton, flute/piccolo; Robert Morgan, oboe/English horn; Lawrie Bloom, clarinet; Fred Hemke, saxophone; Norbert Nielubowski, bassoon; Thomas Howell, French horn; Paul Ondracek, French horn; Brian Perry, trumpet; Charles Geyer, trumpet; Lenny Morrison, trumpet; Edward Koche, trombone; Peter Wahrhoftig, tuba; Andrea Swan, piano; John Cobb, piano; Edward Poremba, percussion; Norbert Szymanski, percussion; Michael C. Green, timpani; Elliott M. Golob, violin; David Hildner, violin; Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky, viola; Barbara Haffner, cello; Roger Malitz, cello; Joseph Guastafeste, bass; Ralph Shapey, Conductor

London Sinfonietta; Ray Swingfield, alto sax; Richard Fudoli, tenor sax; Roy Willoc, baritone sax; William Thomas McKinley, piano

I believe that a great work of Art is a work that transcends the immediate moment into a world of Infinity, complete and finite within itself, of inevitability, and of Oneness—and that a series of such moments must result in a dynamic, unforgettable experience.

Music as an object in Time and
Space
Aggregate sounds structured into
concrete sculptured
forms.
Images existing as a totality from
their inception, each a
self-involved unit of
individual proportions.
Related, inter-related, and unrelated
images organized
into an organic whole.
Permutations occurring only within
each self-contained
unit.
Varied phases resulting from juxtaposition
of designs.
Imposed discipline by ritualistic
reiteration.

—Ralph Shapey


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. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

Contemporary Chamber Players of the University of Chicago

Music of Ralph Shapey

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Track Listing

Covenant: I. It Was
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Covenant: II. God of Mercy
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Covenant: III. I Believe
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Covenant: IV. It Shall
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Rituals: I.
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Rituals: II.
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Incantations: I.
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Incantations: II.
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Incantations: III.
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Incantations: IV.
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