Rorem / Martinu: Flute Music
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL362     Release Date: 2011-01-15

Ingrid Dingfelder, flute; Martine Geliot, harp; Jerome Carrington, cello; Anita Gordon, piano

Ned Rorem writes:

Book Of Hours was composed in Yaddo and Nantucket between March and July of 1975. The work was premiered in Alice Tully Hall on February 29, 1976 by Ingrid Dingfelder and Martine Geliot, by whom it was commissioned and to whom it is dedicated. The present recording was made by them three days later...

"My intent was no more and no less than to concoct a gracious vehicle for the two instruments, setting them in relief both as individuals and as a married pair. Today, at a distance of two years, I hear this music as a garland of muted prayers uttered during a long day of rest between two massive efforts.

Bohuslav Martinu's Trio, scored for flute, cello and piano, is in three movements and might be classified as a sonatina. As in most of Martinu's work, the frankly traditional format is offset just enough to make the work distinctive. The offsetting is done by means of gently piquant harmonic changes conveyed in a smoothly interwoven musical flow. The first movement is a dashing, sprightly allegro, and second an extended song, the third a vivace introduced by a pensive flute solo.


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.

Ingrid Dingfelder

Rorem / Martinu: Flute Music

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Track Listing

Book of Hours: I. Matins
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Book of Hours: II. Lauds
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Book of Hours: III. Prime
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Book of Hours: IV. Terce
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Book of Hours: V. Sext
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Book of Hours: VI. None
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Book of Hours: VII. Vespers
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Book of Hours: VIII. Compline
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Trio: I. -
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Trio: II. -
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Trio: III. -
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