The Music of Will Ogdon
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR763     Release Date: 1997-01-01

SONOR Ensemble and guests - Carol Plantamura, soprano; Philip Larson, baritone; Stefani Walens, piano; Peter Farrell, cello; Aleck Karis, piano; Beverly Ogdon, soprano; Bertram Turetzky, double bass; Edwin Harkins, trumpet; David Shively, percussion; Eolus Quintet: (John Fonville, flute; Susan Barrett, oboe; Robert Zelickman, clarinet; David Savage, bassoon; Warren Gref, horn); János Négyesy, violin; Päivikki Nykter, viola; Edwin Harkins, trumpet; Keith Humble, piano; Jean-Charles François, percussion

This retrospective recording of Will Ogdon’s music spans forty-seven years from 1949 to 1996. Ogdon’s composing life is of course longer—almost sixty years in fact. His earliest works date from 1938 through his years of studies with Ernst Krenek in 1942 and 1946–47 (broken by army service from 1942 to 1946). Works from this early period whether lost, strayed or inconsequential, are not represented, nor are the songs and chamber music that he has continued to compose in the late 1990s. Ogdon’s composing career roughly divides into two parts, the second beginning with his happy return to his native southern California in 1966, where he became the founding chair of the new music department at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla. On the advice of its arts advisor, Dr. John Stewart, who was counseled in turn by Ernst Krenek, UCSD committed itself to a faculty of composers and other musicians interested in the music of the present and twentieth-century music in general.


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Track Listing

Three Piano Pieces: I. Quarter-note = 66
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Three Piano Pieces: II. Quarter-note = 108 -112
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Three Piano Pieces: III. Eighth-note = 66-72
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Three Baritone Songs: I. Moon Song
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Three Baritone Songs: II. Slow, Slow Fresh Fount
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Three Baritone Songs: III. O Let Me Climb
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Two Kechwa Songs: I. That She May Not Find Dew
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Two Kechwa Songs: II. How Sadly She Dreams
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Three Trifles: I. March
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Three Trifles: II. Romance
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Three Trifles: III. Scherzo
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By The Isar
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Six Small Trios: I. Quarter-note = 48-52
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Six Small Trios: II. Poco scherzando
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Six Small Trios: III. Briskly
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Six Small Trios: IV. Very Slow March Tempo
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Six Small Trios: V. Eighth-note = 60-66
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Six Small Trios: VI. Quarter-note = 112-120
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Five Preludes: I. Adagio ma flessibile
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Five Preludes: II. Andante ma non troppo
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Five Preludes: III. Andante cantabile
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Five Preludes: IV. Adagio tranquillo
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Five Preludes: V. Allegretto
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Serenade No. 1, for Wind Quintet: I. Adagio
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Serenade No. 1, for Wind Quintet: II-1. Arioso
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Serenade No. 1, for Wind Quintet: II-2. Adagio
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Serenade No. 1, for Wind Quintet: II-3. Vivace & 4. Allegretto
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Serenade No. 1, for Wind Quintet: II-5, Arioso 2
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Serenade No. 1, for Wind Quintet: II-6, Quarter-note = 120
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Serenade No. 1, for Wind Quintet: III. Allegro
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Two Capriccios for Piano: I. Capriccio 1
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Two Capriccios for Piano: II. Capriccio 2
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Variation Suite: I. Somewhat freely ("dreamily")
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Variation Suite: II. Quasi giocoso
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Variation Suite: III. Briskly
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Variation Suite: IV. Tranquillo - cantabile
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Variation Suite: V. Scherzando
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Variation Suite: VI. Andante
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Variation Suite: VII-VIII-VII. Quasi Marcia, meno mosso, piu vivo
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Variation Suite: IX. Quasi Giocoso
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Variation Suite: IX. Somewhat freely
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Six Small Trios: I. Quarter-note = 48 - 52
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Six Small Trios: II. Poco scherzando -
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Six Small Trios: III. Briskly -
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Six Small Trios: IV. Very Slow March Tempo -
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Six Small Trios: V. Eighth-note = 60 - 66
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Six Small Trios: VI. Quarter-note = 112 - 120
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