American Music #2017
…a reflection on the diverse styles by which American composers express themselves.
MICHAEL BURKHARDT: Variations, All Glory, Laud and Honor –Michael Burkhardt (1988 Casavant/Christ College Chapel, Irvine, CA) MorningStar 11
SAMUEL ADLER: Recitative –Robert Noehren (1966 Noehren/1st Baptist Church, Ann Arbor, MI) Lyrichord LP 7191
PAUL MANZ: God of Grace –Dan Miller (1990 Möller/Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC) Miller 1990
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY: Once Upon a Castle (revised version) –Nashville Symphony Orchestra/Giancarlo Guerrero; Paul Jacobs (2007 Schoenstein/Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN) Naxos 8.559798
Filler – BURKHARDT (see above)
Check out our archive to hear the original version of Once Upon a Castle as premiered by the Ann Arbor Symphony in 2003.
JAMES BATES: All Things Bright and Beautiful –Susan Bates (1999 Dobson/West Market Street United Methodist Church/Greensboro, NC) Bates 0805
DONALD ERB: Aubade –St. Paul’s Church Handbell Choir; Karel Paukert (1971 Holtkamp/Gartner Auditorium, Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH) Azica 71229
GERRE HANCOCK: Toccata –Todd Wilson (1969 Adams/St. Thomas Church, New York, NY) Raven 951
FREDERICK FRAHM: 3 New Mexico Sketches (By the Rio Grande at Dawn; In Chaco Canyon at Noon; Dusk on the Plains of St. Augustine) –Wyatt Smith (2012 Schantz/Church of the Gesu, Milwaukee, WI) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/12/13)
ROBERT ELMORE: Rhythmic Suite –Robert Plimpton (Wanamaker Organ/Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/2/12)
Filler – MANZ (see above)