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But Not Forgotten - Clarinet Music By African American Composers / Eley, DeSa

Moore / Batiste / Joplin / Eley / Desa
Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92156   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dorothy Rudd MooreAlvin BatisteClarence Cameron WhiteUndine Smith Moore,   ... 
Performer:  Marcus EleyLucerne DeSa
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Past and present come together in this vibrant release from Sono Luminus, But Not Forgotten: Music by African-American Composers for Clarinet & Piano, as clarinetist Marcus Eley, and pianist Lucerne DeSa display the timeless class and musical stylings of composers whose music runs rich with the knowledge and desire of gifts to be returned through the notes on a page, and the instrument in one's hand.

Marcus Eley writes, "For many years, I have had the privilege of performing recitals featuring African-American composers for clarinet and piano. I have felt these composers needed a format, a champion, to make certain their compositions for my instrument were not ignored. In current classical or “art music”, there is
Read more little representation in mainstream recorded music of the African-American composer. Vocal music tends to be the exception. However, for solo wind instrument, especially the clarinet, there is nothing. I want this CD of clarinet and piano music to celebrate these African-American composers. Further, it is my desire that their unique voices are heard and not forgotten."
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Works on This Recording

1.
Night Fantasy by Dorothy Rudd Moore
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
2.
Episodes by Alvin Batiste
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
3.
Basque Folk Song by Clarence Cameron White
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
4.
Introduction and Allegro by Undine Smith Moore
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
5.
Scenes from Nigeria: 1st movement, Pastorale by Samuel Akpabot
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
6.
Coty by Quincy C. Hilliard
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
7.
Romance for Alto Saxophone and Piano by William Grant Still
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
8.
Weeping Willow by Scott Joplin
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; USA 
9.
Soul-Bird by Todd Cochran
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
10.
Amazing Grace by Todd Cochran
Performer:  Marcus Eley (Clarinet), Lucerne DeSa (Piano)
Notes: Arrangement: H. Stevenson 

Sound Samples

Night Fantasy: I. Largo
Night Fantasy: II. Allegro
Episodes
Basque Folk Song
Introduction and Allegro
Scenes from Nigeria (arr. for clarinet and piano): Scenes from Nigeria: I. Pastorale (arr. for clarinet and piano)
Coty: I. Daybreak
Coty: II. Sunset
Coty: III. Dance
Romance (arr. for clarinet and piano)
Weeping Willow (arr. for clarinet and piano)
Soul-Bird
Amazing Grace (arr. H. Stevenson)

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