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Origins - Moylan: Dawn, The Stolen Child, Etc /Danton, Et Al

Release Date: 04/20/1999 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 330   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William Moylan
Performer:  Jean DantonBeate AnnAnne MoylsMarianne LeMentec,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

William Moylan was born in Virginia, Minnesota. His early musical experiences were centered on the violin and guitar, and later on the double bass. He graduated from Ball State University and the Peabody Conservatory. Today he is Chairperson of the Department of Music, and Professor of Music and Sound Recording Technology, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. About this recording Moylan writes: "Origins is about returning to beginnings. In many ways Origins represents the closing of a circle that brings me back to the beginnings of my musical career and my first compositions. I remember discovering that writing music could emerge from the center of one's core, early in my career. During the process of maturing, learning one's craft, Read more and engaging the conscious mind's desire to forge a unique musical voice, the tendency to look inward and engage one's innate musicality can easily be lost. I have returned to a way of writing that flows comfortably and naturally, and speaks from a voice deep within. It now contains styles and languages enhanced by so many experiences along my career, with something familiar to my earliest works. The compositions also speak to beginnings: to the first sunrise and the beginning of the new day; to childhood and human innocence, and to ancient beliefs and spiritual origins; to the origins of life in the sea, nature and the Earth, and to the original human connection to nature. All three of the compositions on this disc were written for the home listening environment. They are chamber music for today's chamber, written to exploit the intimacy and immediacy of the living room, and the unique sound qualities and sound relationships available through recording playback, especially the spatial relationships of stereo." Read less

Works on This Recording

Dawn by William Moylan
Performer:  Jean Danton (Soprano), Beate Ann (Alto Flute), Beate Ann (Flute),
Anne Moyls (Oboe), Anne Moyls (English Horn), Marianne LeMentec (Harp),
Marka Young (Violin), Erin Donovan (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Language: English 
The Stolen Child by William Moylan
Performer:  David J. Martins (Clarinet), Thomas Stumpf (Piano), Jean Danton (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Language: English 
Mother Earth - Her Whales by William Moylan
Performer:  Erin Donovan (Percussion), Marka Young (Violin), William Moylan (Voice),
Bo Newsome (Voice), Marka Young (Voice), Beate Ann (Alto Flute),
Jean Danton (Soprano), Thomas Stumpf (Piano), Anne Moyls (English Horn),
Anne Moyls (Alto), Beate Ann (Flute), Marianne LeMentec (Harp),
Thomas Stumpf (Voice), Anne Moyls (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Language: English 

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