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Over Land And Sea - Assad, Et Al /Minneapolis Guitar Quartet


Release Date: 07/27/1999 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 339   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sérgio AssadMaria KalaniemiIgor StravinskyDavid Crittenden,   ... 
Performer:  David CrittendenAlan JohnstonJoseph HagedornO. Nicholas Raths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet began as a lark, put together for one evening in 1986, to help raise money for the Minneapolis Guitar Society. Ornithologically, it has evolved much over time, perhaps into a mockingbird, with its characteristic flexibility of voice, sounding sometimes raucous like a blue jay, other times plaintive like a mourning dove. But like a migrating bird which flies over land and sea, it returns to sing high in the treetops. In musing over CD titles, the Quartet discarded many good ones in order to arrive at the final choice "Over Land and Sea." It was inspired by words from "The Skye Boat Song,"one of the Scottish folk tunes that David Crittenden used in his Fantasy, which appears on this CD. The title seemed Read more appropriate given that the CD begins in Sergio Assad's Brazil, then travels to Europe with visits to Finland, Russia, Italy, Spain and Scotland. It then ends back home with the very American work of Stephen Funk Pearson. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Uarekena by Sérgio Assad
Performer:  David Crittenden (Guitar), Alan Johnston (Guitar), Joseph Hagedorn (Guitar),
O. Nicholas Raths (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Wild Sound, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2. Finnish Pieces (2) by Maria Kalaniemi
Performer:  Alan Johnston (Guitar), David Crittenden (Guitar), O. Nicholas Raths (Guitar),
Joseph Hagedorn (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Wild Sound, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Joseph Hagedorn 
3. Easy Pieces (5) for Piano 4 hands by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  O. Nicholas Raths (Guitar), Joseph Hagedorn (Guitar), David Crittenden (Guitar),
Alan Johnston (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Wild Sound, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Alan Johnston 
4. A Scottish Fantasy by David Crittenden
Performer:  O. Nicholas Raths (Guitar), Joseph Hagedorn (Guitar), David Crittenden (Guitar),
Alan Johnston (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Wild Sound, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 8 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5. Elassomorph by Stephen Funk Pearson
Performer:  Joseph Hagedorn (Guitar), O. Nicholas Raths (Guitar), David Crittenden (Guitar),
Alan Johnston (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Wild Sound, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 9 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6. Estampas by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Joseph Hagedorn (Guitar), David Crittenden (Guitar), Alan Johnston (Guitar),
O. Nicholas Raths (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Wild Sound, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Length: 14 Minutes 32 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Uarekena
2 Finnish Pieces (arr. for guitar quartet): I. Skymningspolskan (Growing Dusky Polka)
2 Finnish Pieces (arr. for guitar quartet): II. Hermannin Riili (Reel of Hermanni)
5 Easy Pieces (arr. for guitar quartet): I. Andante
5 Easy Pieces (arr. for guitar quartet): II. Napolitana
5 Easy Pieces (arr. for guitar quartet): III. Espanola
5 Easy Pieces (arr. for guitar quartet): IV. Balalaika
5 Easy Pieces (arr. for guitar quartet): V. Galop
Estampas: I. Bailando un Fandango Charro
Estampas: II. Remanso
Estampas: III. La Siega
Estampas: IV. Fiesta en el Pueblo
Estampas: V. Amanecer
Estampas: VI. La Boda
Estampas: VII. Camino del Molino
Estampas: VIII. Juegos Infantiles
A Scottish Fantasy
Elassomorph

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