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Charke: In Sonorous Falling Tones / Hopkins, Wired! Ensemble


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Centrediscs   Catalog #: 23917  
Composer:  Derek Charke
Performer:  Derek Charke
Conductor:  Mark Hopkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  WIRED! Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Sonorous Falling Tones features the music of Derek Charke, the WIRED! Ensemble conducted by Mark Hopkins, and Derek Charke as flute soloist. The music in this album spans the fullest range of Derek’s output, from a work written fifteen years ago while he was finishing his doctoral studies in composition at SUNY Buffalo, to the title track—a work from 2015 that features his considerable talents as a flutist. Derek creates new and complex musical worlds, always searching for some kernel of truth and beauty. Derek Charke is a JUNO and three-time East Coast Music Association award winning composer and flutist. Commissioned by an impressive list of performers and organizations including the Kronos Quartet and St. Lawrence String Quartet, Dr. Read more Charke is currently a professor of composition at Acadia University. WIRED! is the resident ensemble of the Acadia New Music Society, and the brainchild of conductor Mark Hopkins and composer Derek Charke. With a flexible instrumentation, WIRED! Is comprised of professional musicians from the Maritimes who are dedicated to the excellent performance of quality chamber music of our time. This CD features: Eileen Walsh, Gillian Smith, Susan Sayle, Norman Adams, Max Kasper, Simon Docking, Mark Adam, and Naoka Tsujita, and was produced by John D.S. Adams of Stonehouse Sound. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
In Sonorous Falling Tones by Derek Charke
Performer:  Derek Charke (Flute)
Conductor:  Mark Hopkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  WIRED! Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
2.
Lachrymose for Piccolo by Derek Charke
Performer:  Derek Charke (Piccolo)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
3.
What Do the Birds Think by Derek Charke
Conductor:  Mark Hopkins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  WIRED! Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
4.
Warning! Gustnadoes Ahead by Derek Charke
Performer:  Derek Charke (Flute)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 

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