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L. Bell: The Sentimental Muse, Etc / Suben, Drury, Et Al


Release Date: 11/25/2003 
Label:  North/South Recordings   Catalog #: 1031   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Larry Bell
Performer:  Kathryn Sleeper
Conductor:  Joel Eric SubenWilliam Drury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic OrchestraJordan Winds
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

North/South offers two releases of the music of Larry Bell this month; one orchestral and one for piano. Larry Bell received his DMA from The Juilliard School, working with Vincent Persichetti and Roger Sessions, and later taught in the Pre-College Division. A member of the composition faculty of the Boston Conservatory since 1980, Bell also teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music.This recording is of his orchestral and wind ensemble music. The largest work on this disc is his Idumea Symphony (Symphony No. 2). The title (Idumea) is the Biblical name of a hymn tune taken from The Sacred Harp, an important 19th-century hymn book used widely in the South. Other works include a concerto for bassoon (Sentimental Muse); a divertimento Read more for chamber orchestra (Song and Dance) and his Short Symphony for Band. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 2, Op. 40 "Idumea" by Larry Bell
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/06/2003 
Venue:  Moravian PO Concert Hall, Czech Republic 
Length: 20 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2. Song and Dance, Op. 44 by Larry Bell
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/08/2003 
Venue:  Moravian PO Concert Hall, Czech Republic 
Length: 18 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3. Short Symphony for Band, Op. 47 by Larry Bell
Conductor:  William Drury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jordan Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/22/1999 
Venue:  New England Conservatory, Boston, MA 
Length: 12 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Bassoon, Op. 45 "Sentimental Muse" by Larry Bell
Performer:  Kathryn Sleeper (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Joel Eric Suben
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/07/2003 
Venue:  Moravian PO Concert Hall, Czech Republic 
Length: 16 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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