Rhodes / Baur / Chatman: Vocal Works
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL426     Release Date: 2011-03-15

 Carleton Contemporary Ensemble; Carol Wilson, soprano; Lorraine Manz, mezzo-soprano; William Wells, Conductor; Christine Anderson, soprano; Elizabeth Baur, flute; Robert Weirich, piano; John Burton, cello; University of British Columbia Chamber Singers; Maura Chatman, piano; Cortland Hultberg, conductor

Phillip Rhodes writes:

Visions of Remembrance is based on the general theme of reminiscence, but perhaps especially on that hazy aura in which the mind seems to cloak long-remembered persons and events. We all share the experience of having memories, but each of us creates that aura which surrounds memory from a different and very individual perspective. Contributing factors can be as simple as how old one happens to be, or as complex as the numberless variables of one's personal background (such as time, place, family, etc.).

“From my own point of view — a view largely and delightfully determined by the fact that I not only have two young children, but two living grandparents as well — Visions is about the circles of time and the flow of generations, and in that context, the things that change and those things which always stay the same...

John Baur writes:

“For some years now I have been interested in the exploration of tonal structures and the juxtaposition of rhythmic elements. The combination of proportional notation and standard metric schemes produces interesting results, at once subtle and aurally expressive. It also allows maximum flexibility in expressing musical ideas. In the past ten years almost all of my works have explored the myriad possibilities presented by the combination of these elements. An additional area of fascination for me is the use and exploration of new sounds and timbral constructions, which can also be found in the present work.

Steven Chatman writes:

Whisper, Baby, inspired by my first child, Rachel, was composed in 1975 shortly after her birth. The dialogue at the beginning between contrapuntal, whispering SATB voices and soft, fleeting events in the piano, representing simple games and initial attempts at speech, is balanced by the hummed lullaby and pedal tones at the end.”

 

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Track Listing

Visions of Remembrance: I. Flashback
Phillip Rhodes
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Visions of Remembrance: II. Grown Up Relatives
Phillip Rhodes
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Visions of Remembrance: III. My Grandmother's Love Letters
Phillip Rhodes
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Visions of Remembrance: IV. Piano
Phillip Rhodes
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The Moon and the Yew Tree: I. "ÏThis is the Light of the Mind."
John Baur
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The Moon and the Yew Tree: II. "The Moon is No Door."
John Baur
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The Moon and the Yew Tree: III. "The Yew Tree Points Up."
John Baur
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The Moon and the Yew Tree: IV. "I Have Fallen a Long Way."
John Baur
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Whisper, Baby
Steven Chatman
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