San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL558     Release Date: 2011-07-15
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players; Anna Carol Dudley, soprano; Allen Shearer, baritone; Roy Malan, violin; Nancy Ellis, viola; Bonnie Hampton, cello; Janet Ketchum-Lawrence, flute; Barbara Chaffe, piccolo; Gregory Dufford, clarinet; Marcella DeCray, harp; Marvin Tartak, piano; Jean-Louis LeRoux, Conductor;


In the middle of the first century B.C., the unruly and passionate Roman poet Catullus began a collection of verse by pleading that his words be allowed to endure "for more than a lifetime." From the single volume that did survive, Lawrence Moss has translated five poems which address the many facets of love...

In composing the Septet, a 60th birthday present for Earl Kim, Edwin Dugger was influenced by Kim's great affection for musical canons, especially palindromes. The entire work, in fact, is a series of nested palindromes, reflecting around a slightly off-center axis of symmetry – off-center owing to the "dramatic insertion" of music just before the final section of the piece. ..

Seven Songs, completed at the end of Conrad Cummings' tenure at IRCAM, was influenced, he writes, "by that soft, somber, embracing, grey Paris winter of 1980. The cycle is about love remembered and love lost; six of the seven texts by Thomas Meyer are free translations from Sappho – fragments with as much meaning lying hidden between the phrases as in them. What is unsaid in the poems lives in the agitated piano part; the computer voices, vocal but nonverbal, belong equally to the said and unsaid."

Sonata da Camera II is the second in a series of chamber sonatas, each for a different trio of instruments. Andrew Frank writes: "Listeners familiar with Debussy's Sonata for the same instrumental combination (flute, viola and harp) will no doubt hear allusions to that work in my piece, although . . . I did not consciously try to write an homage to Debussy. However, my long-standing affection for Debussy's music, and for his three late sonatas in particular, certainly affected the musical images and gestures in this work."



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San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

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Track Listing

Loves: I. Furioso
Lawrence Moss
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Loves: II. Dolce, Flowing
Lawrence Moss
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Loves: III. Adagio
Lawrence Moss
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Loves: IV. Presto giocoso
Lawrence Moss
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Loves: V. Dirge - Barcarole
Lawrence Moss
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Septet
Edwin Dugger
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Seven Songs: I. Hyacinth-hue
Conrad Cummings
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Seven Songs: II. Leave the Mud
Conrad Cummings
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Seven Songs: III. & Chick Peas Grew Gold
Conrad Cummings
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Seven Songs: IV. Dear Mother
Conrad Cummings
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Seven Songs: V. At The Mill They Grind
Conrad Cummings
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Seven Songs: VI. Red Ochre For Life & Strength
Conrad Cummings
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Seven Songs: VII. Held by a Gold Chain
Conrad Cummings
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Sonata de Camera: I. Moderato, mesto - Allegretto
Andrew Frank
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Sonata de Camera: II. Serenata
Andrew Frank
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Sonata de Camera: III. Moderato, mesto - Allegro
Andrew Frank
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