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Avshalomov: Choral Works / Smith College Choir


Release Date: 03/28/2006 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 820   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacob Avshalomov
Performer:  Dennis SmylieNancy ClevlandEric Werner
Conductor:  Robert GearyClara LongstrethRobert CowlesMeg Tully
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VoltiNew Amsterdam SingersSmith College Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jacob Avshalomov is one of the great veterans of American music. He studied with his father Aaron, as well as Ernst Toch, Bernard Rogers and Aaron Copland. His orchestral, instrumental and choral works are full of classic American melodies, rhythms and harmonies; in short, the kind of music ìthey donít write anymore.î Serious listeners to American music have him to thank for those pioneering recordings from the late 1950ís and early 1960ís with his beloved Portland (Oregon) Youth Symphony which introduced many of us to composers such as Benjamin Lees and William Bergsma. This disc features his wonderful choral music, much of which is based on texts by his wife Doris. These works all fall into the great American choral tradition of Randall Read more Thompson and Copland. More of Avshalomovís music can be heard on Albany 115, 160, 249, 296 and 502. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
When Summer Shines by Jacob Avshalomov
Conductor:  Robert Geary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Volti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; USA 
Length: 23 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
His Fluid Aria by Jacob Avshalomov
Performer:  Dennis Smylie (Bass Clarinet)
Conductor:  Clara Longstreth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Amsterdam Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Length: 16 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3.
Reflections from the Road by Jacob Avshalomov
Conductor:  Robert Cowles
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Smith College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 
4.
Songs in Season by Jacob Avshalomov
Performer:  Nancy Clevland (Piano), Eric Werner (Double Bass)
Conductor:  Meg Tully
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Loyola University Chorale
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 21 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

When Summer Shines: I. The Comet
When Summer Shines: II. Dew
When Summer Shines: III. Call Not To Me
When Summer Shines: IV. For Sleep, or Death
When Summer Shines: V. The Mayfly
When Summer Shines: VI. The Ermine
When Summer Shines: VII. The Swan Bathing
When Summer Shines: VIII. The Comet
His Fluid Aria
Reflections from the Road: I. On US 30 in Idaho
Reflections from the Road: II. Father the Tree
Reflections from the Road: III. Flea Circus at Tivoli
Reflections from the Road: IV. Olives
Reflections from the Road: V. Winging West from LaGrande
Songs in Season: I. Wind, Wind of October
Songs in Season: II. Christmas in Ascona
Songs in Season: III. Be Valentine, Be Romeo
Songs in Season: IV. Let this Day March In
Songs in Season: V. Lizard, My Shadow
Songs in Season: VI. 2 Billing Doves

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