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Schubel: Elation, Guale / Maull, Wood, Houtman, Oberg, Et Al


Release Date: 11/26/2002 
Label:  Opus One   Catalog #: 190   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Max Schubel
Performer:  Scott BallantyneArkadiusz KrupaChris Carducci
Conductor:  George Marriner MaullJacques HoutmannDavid ObergWilliam Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony OrchestraRichmond Symphony OrchestraUniv. of New Mexico Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Of Elation, George Marriner Maull has said: "In Elation one encounters Max Schubel's extraordinary command of orchestration. From the moment the music begins we are given a kaleidoscopic aural delight for the senses that provides the context for expressing those overwhelming, if sometimes capricious, emotions we experience in romantic love." Next we have two versions of the music Schubel wrote to the environmental film, Guale, the Golden Coast of Georgia. The composer writes: "Every new work or project is, for me, an adventure. Guale has probably been the largest and most intense of all the escapades in which I have become involved. One day I read a publication from the Friends of the Earth, Guale, the Golden Coast of Georgia. I was hooked Read more as I leafed through the book: magnificent, well-done and pointing up the environmental issues that, though seemingly regional, were applicable to all areas of the country (and, perhaps the world). I was asked to compose the music for the film. The film-makers sounded dedicated, though poor. And, the opportunity to compose the music in California, where the film was edited (away from the cold New England winter) was the final incentive. The score was finished on March 3rd, 1976. The music, all 72 pages of it, seemed to gush out in one month. The score is a series of sequences, with a theme (a real tune) that found its way down into my head. What you hear on this disc is all the music I wrote for Guale. Parts of it do not appear in the film; other parts are repeated in it." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Elation "Uniesienie" by Max Schubel
Performer:  Scott Ballantyne (Cello), Arkadiusz Krupa (English Horn), Chris Carducci (Baritone)
Conductor:  George Marriner Maull
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: after 2000; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Guale by Max Schubel
Conductor:  Jacques Houtmann,  David Oberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richmond Symphony Orchestra,  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976/2000; USA 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Poland 
Length: 17 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: for two orchestras (2000) 
3. Guale by Max Schubel
Conductor:  William Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Univ. of New Mexico Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976/2000; USA 
Date of Recording: 3/1976 
Venue:  Keller Hall, University of New Mexico 
Length: 32 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Ver: for chamber ensemble (1976) 

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