Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

John Allemeier: Deep Water - The Murder Ballads

Allemeier / Madison Park String
Release Date: 05/20/2014 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1488   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Allemeier
Performer:  Scott ChristianJohn SadakErinn FrechetteJenny Topilow,   ... 
Conductor:  Shawn Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madison Park String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $19.98
CD:  $16.99
In Stock
MP3: $9.99
What's this?




Notes and Editorial Reviews

Deep Water, The Murder Ballads consists of three distinct 20-minute chamber works, each based on an American murder ballad. Murder Ballads, a subgenre of traditional ballads, are folksongs whose lyrics recount the narratives of notorious murders. In the compositional process, the narrative serves as the formal design for each piece while the original folk melody functions as the musical “DNA.”

The three pieces on this compact disc are the results of a collaborative effort between composer John Allemeier and dancer/choreographer E.E. Balcos, who together created an evening-length, dance-theater work based on three murder ballads—folksongs that describe homicides and their aftermaths.
Deep Water, The Murder Ballads consists of three distinct 20-minute chamber works, each based on an American murder ballad. Murder Ballads, a subgenre of traditional ballads, are folksongs whose lyrics recount the narratives of notorious murders. In the compositional process, the narrative serves as the formal design for each piece while the original folk melody functions as the musical “DNA.”

The three pieces on this compact disc are the results of a collaborative effort between composer John Allemeier and dancer/choreographer E.E. Balcos, who together created an evening-length, dance-theater work based on three murder ballads—folksongs that describe homicides and their aftermaths.
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Poor Ellen by John Allemeier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madison Park String Quartet
Period: 21st Century 
Written: USA 
2.
Pieces of Silver by John Allemeier
Performer:  Scott Christian (Percussion), John Sadak (Clarinet), Erinn Frechette (Flute),
Jenny Topilow (Violin), Mira Frisch (Cello)
Conductor:  Shawn Smith
Period: 21st Century 
Written: USA 
3.
Deep Water by John Allemeier
Performer:  Reese Manceau (Saxophone), Erinn Frechette (Flute), Reese Manceau (English Horn),
John Sadak (Clarinet), Michael Hackett (Flugelhorn), Michael Hackett (Trumpet),
Emily Jarrell Urbanek (Piano), Scott Christian (Timpani)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: USA 

Sound Samples

Poor Ellen: Part I: Overture and Contradance
Poor Ellen: Part II: , Tragedy, and Regret
Pieces of Silver: Hunting
Pieces of Silver: Lullaby
Pieces of Silver: Confrontation
Deep Water (Ornie Wise): Floating
Deep Water (Ornie Wise): Seduction
Deep Water (Ornie Wise): Monster
Deep Water (Ornie Wise): Struggle - Reprise

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In