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Walter Hartley, "Lyric Suite" - Viola, Tenor Saxophone, Piano

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Walter Hartley, "Lyric Suite" - Viola, Tenor Saxophone, Piano

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:27 PM
Author: Evan Sampson

I just released a wonderful chamber piece, featuring guest saxophonist Paul Cohen, by Walter Harley, "Lyric Suite" (viola, tenor saxophone, piano) - see below: "QUIET CITY" with saxophonist Christopher Brellochs and guest Paul Cohen is now available, featuring an entire album of world premiere recordings by American composers including newly discovered original music for the saxophone by Aaron Copland! [URL="http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-City-Christopher-Brellochs/dp/B004YP3U4K/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1306497450&sr=1-1"]AMAZON.COM[/URL] [URL="http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=DSL-92135"]NAXOS[/URL] [URL="http://music.barnesandnoble.com/Aaron-Copland-Quiet-City/Christopher-Brellochs/e/53479213525"]BARNES & NOBLE[/URL] Visit [URL="http://www.christopherbrellochs.com/"]ChristopherBrellochs.com[/URL] and sign up for the NEWSLETTER to receive updates and more information. An excerpt from the liner notes: "It’s April 1939, and Aaron Copland brings his baton down for an ensemble of saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, and piano as the curtain rises in New York City. It’s the dress rehearsal of Quiet City, a play that never made it to opening night. “My career in the theatre has been a flop,” lamented Copland. Copland used some of the music in a concert version of Quiet City for trumpet, English horn, and string orchestra and some in his film score Our Town. But the remainder of the score has not been heard until now, over 70 years later. Christopher Brellochs crafted a concert version that preserved the original instrumentation and included all the original music; no new material was written. The Aaron Copland Estate and Boosey and Hawkes, Copland’s publisher, embraced Brellochs’ newly reconstructed adaption of unknown Copland which will be published in 2011. The opportunity to make a world premiere recording led to a search for other unrecorded works by American composers. Every work on the CD Quiet City features world premiere recordings of prominent American composers."


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