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Bielawa: Voices


Release Date: 07/27/2004 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 653   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Herbert Bielawa
Performer:  Brooke AirdChristopher OldfatherSusan NaruckiRichard Mathias,   ... 
Conductor:  Sharon Paul
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Choral ArtistsMagen SolomonSan Francisco Girls Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Herbert Bielawa earned his degrees in piano and composition at the University of Illinois and the University of Southern California. He has been a member of the faculties of Bethany College and San Francisco State University where he founded the Pro Music Nova and created the electronic music studio and courses for the Computer Music Major. He has written music for instrumental ensembles, piano, harpsichord, pipe organ, choir, electronics, chamber opera, band and orchestra. His much-performed Spectrum for Band and Tape was composed during his Contemporary Music Project residency in Houston from 1964 to 1966. Other residencies were with the San Francisco Summer Music workshop in 1976 and with the San Francisco Choral Artists in 2000. Since Read more 1991, he has been a member of the Ilona Clavier Duo and founding director of Sounds New, a Bay Area new music ensemble.

REVIEW:

"...this program is one of those nice suprises that comes along every now and then..." (American Record Guide)

"...a fine portfolio of fresh and original choral music." (San Francisco Classical Voice)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Five Rants by Herbert Bielawa
Performer:  Brooke Aird (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Choral Artists,  Magen Solomon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2.
The Snake and Other Creatures by Herbert Bielawa
Performer:  Christopher Oldfather (Piano), Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
Earth by Herbert Bielawa
Performer:  Richard Mathias (Clarinet), Lenora Warkentin (Flute), Herbert Bielawa (Piano),
Brooke Aird (Violin), Eric Howe (Bass Baritone), Catherine Allen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4.
Dreams by Herbert Bielawa
Performer:  Geraldine Walther (Viola), Dwight Okamura (Piano)
Conductor:  Sharon Paul
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Girls Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

5 Rants: No. 1. A Critical Success
5 Rants: No. 2. Face-to-Face
5 Rants: No. 3. Life in All
5 Rants: No. 4. You Can't Tell Me
5 Rants: No. 5. You Drive Me Crazy
The Snake and Other Creatures: No. 1. The Snake
The Snake and Other Creatures: No. 2. The Frog
The Snake and Other Creatures: No. 3. The Bee
The Snake and Other Creatures: No. 4. The Oriole
The Snake and Other Creatures: No. 5. The Spider
The Snake and Other Creatures: No. 6. The Rat
Earth
Dreams: I. Dream Reflect
Dreams: II. Translucent Lavender
Dreams: III. The Unicorn
Dreams: IV. The Sky
Dreams: V. Counting

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