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Complicated Optimism - Music Of Rodney Rogers / Robert Levy


Release Date: 11/26/2002 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 536   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Rodney Rogers
Performer:  Robert HamiltonMark FullerRobert SpringMarsha Johnson,   ... 
Conductor:  Steven JordheimRobert LevyDavid Stocker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lawrence University Wind EnsemblePalo Verde BrassArizona State University Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rodney Rogers has written music for a wide variety of media, including orchestra, chorus, wind ensemble and chamber groups. He first gained national recognition as a composer while in college with BMI Awards, the ASCAP Foundation Grant for Young Composers and a fellowship to Tanglewood. Named "Distinguished Composer of the Year" in 1989 by the Music Teachers National Association for his composition Riffing in Tandem, he has also received a NEA Consortium Commission and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yadoo Artist Colony. Today, he is on the composition faculty at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Rodney Rogers has written music for a wide variety of media, including orchestra, chorus, wind ensemble and chamber groups. He first gained national recognition as a composer while in college with BMI Awards, the ASCAP Foundation Grant for Young Composers and a fellowship to Tanglewood. Named "Distinguished Composer of the Year" in 1989 by the Music Teachers National Association for his composition Riffing in Tandem, he has also received a NEA Consortium Commission and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yadoo Artist Colony. Today, he is on the composition faculty at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rifting in Tandem by Rodney Rogers
Performer:  Robert Hamilton (Piano), Mark Fuller (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2.
Two Views by Rodney Rogers
Conductor:  Steven Jordheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lawrence University Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
Prevailing Winds by Rodney Rogers
Conductor:  Robert Levy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lawrence University Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4.
Voices Rising by Rodney Rogers
Performer:  Robert Spring (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5.
Crossing the Bar by Rodney Rogers
Performer:  Marsha Johnson (Piano), Carol Meyer (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
Numbering the Stars by Rodney Rogers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Palo Verde Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
7.
Alleluia Sing the Stars by Rodney Rogers
Performer:  Colleen Brunson (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Stocker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arizona State University Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

Rifting in Tandem: I. Spinning Out
Rifting in Tandem: II. Music for Rose
Rifting in Tandem: III. Curves and hopes
2 Views: I. An unfolding quiet
2 Views: II. Complicated Optimism
Voices Rising
Crossing the Bar
Numbering the Stars
Prevailing Winds: I. Summer Fanfares
Prevailing Winds: II. Midsummer Moon
Prevailing Winds: III. Interlude
Prevailing Winds: IV. Summer's Farewell
Alleluia Sing the Stars

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