The Huntingdon Trio
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL484     Release Date: 2011-04-15
The Huntingdon Trio; Diane Gold, flute; Rheta Smith, oboe, piano; Lloyd Smith, cello

Larry Nelson writes:

"Flute Thing (1970) is scored for solo flute and tape operator, but it creates the illusion of performance by a choir of flutes. Using different tape decks to record and play back material played moments earlier, the tape operator controls on-line the accompaniment to the live flute, piling line over line so as to create canonic and harmonic textures.

"Poem of Soft Music (1975), written for and dedicated to The Huntingdon Trio, was inspired by Robert Herrick's poem entitled 'Soft Music': The mellow touch of music most doth wound/The soul, when it doth rather sigh than sound.' These lines also suggest an orientation for performers and listeners.

"Nocturne (1975) is an expression of long, flowing images, sometimes interwoven with one another. Formally, the piece is constructed of thirteen sections, differentiated by a change of tempo, a change of character, or both. The divisions are not intended to be obvious to the listener.

Robert Morris writes:

"Karuna is the third of the nine rasas or affects found in Hindu dramatic and music theory. It is the embodiment of the emotions of loneliness, longing for the absent lover or God, and has a pathetic, tragic and yet passionate character.

"Inter Alia, as the title implies, is concerned with the juxtaposition and interactions of textures. In fact, there are thirteen musics, arranged linearly in all possible pairings. From one point of view, Inter Alia is a complex sort of rondo, from another it is a series of variations, and from a third, it can be heard as inflections of the basic materials, which are most clearly heard at the beginning, center and end of the work. It was written for the Huntingdon Trio."


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.

The Huntingdon Trio

The Huntingdon Trio

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Track Listing

Flute Thing
Larry Nelson
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Karuna
Robert Morris
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Poem of Soft Music
Larry Nelson
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Inter Alia
Robert Morris
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Nocturne
Larry Nelson
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