Musicians' Accord - Chamber Music for Voice

Musicians' Accord - Chamber Music for Voice

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Mode Records - A Record Label Devoted to New Music Chamber Music for Voice
(and a Little Jazz)


SHEILA SILVER (b.1946)

1. Canto (1988) 18:04. First recording.
A setting of Ezra Pound: Canto XXXIX

Michael Dash, baritone


RICHARD KASSEL (b.1953)

2. Gathering (1987, revised 1988) 4:40. First recording.

Poem by Ruth Bachman
Christine Schadeberg & Tamzen Flanders, sopranos

3. Res Facta (1988) 4:25. First recording.

Sheldon Berkowitz, bass-clarinet
William Trigg, percussion

4. Celebrating... (1989) 5:33. First recording.

Poem by Patricia Y. Ikeda

Christine Schadeberg & Tamzen Flanders, sopranos & hand percussion


LAURA KAMINSKY (b.1956)

5. Twilight Settings (1985, revised 1988) 23:23 First recording.

Christine Schadeberg, soprano


New York's Musicians' Accord was founded in 1980 to bring high-quality performances of innovative new music to a wider audience--they are currently working with Mode on a series of recordings of Luciano Berio's music. This, their first CD, contains Sheila Silver's Canto, a dramatic monologue for baritone and chamber ensemble of which Richard Dyer of The Boston Globe said: "...matches Pound's text with music which boldly occupies a psycho-spiritual region that few others have cared to approach; it is a beautiful work." Tim Page had this to say of Kassel's Res Facta in Newsday: "...brief, cogent and expertly written, (with) a welcome strain of dapper, educated modern jazz." Kaminsky's Twilight Settings for soprano, string quartet and percussion depicts a musical picture of the magic of twilight. Mayne Miller had this to say in the New York City Tribune: "...having a simple dignity, lyric beauty and dramatic contrast between its movements." Both Sheila Silver and Laura Kaminsky have had recent releases on CRI.


Related Resources:

Luciano Berio: The Great Works for Voice (mode 48)
Henry Cowell: Mosaic (mode 72/73, 2 CDs)

Christine Schadeberg on Mode:
Luciano Berio: The Great Works for Voice (mode 48)

William Trigg on Mode:
Luciano Berio: The Great Works for Voice (mode 48)
Anne LeBaron: (mode 30)
Newband Plays Microtonal Works (mode 18)
Michael Pugliese: Perkin' at Merkin (mode 25)

Musicians' Accord Web Site
Sheila Silver's Web Site


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