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Episode #3446

Choral Music Without Words

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Hear choral works that make use of a choir for color and texture, rather than the delivery of a text on this New Sounds.  From violinist and composer Timba Harris, listen to an album length suite of pieces about the Cascade Mountains at the time of Mount St. Helens’ eruption in 1980.  His “neXus I: Cascadia” features a big choir and minimal strings and electronics, depicting a monarch butterfly, black bear, and the flora and fauna in the in the Pacific Northwest affected by the eruption of the volcano. Also, listen to a work without words written for vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, called “AEIOU,” by Ecstatic Music Festival founder and composer Judd Greenstein. Plus, the vocal ensemble, New York Polyphony, makes over the medieval into something modern with their remix of a Gregorian chant piece.  And more.

PROGRAM #3446, chorus without words (First aired on 3/25/2013)                                       

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RECORDING

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SOURCE

Timba Harris, Cal State Long Beach University Choir directed by Dr. Jonathan Talberg

neXus I: Cascadia

Monarch (the egg) [4:38]
Black Bear (winter) [4:13]

Tzadik 8086
www.tzadik.com

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Judd Greenstein: AEIOU [6:17]

New Amsterdam NWAM 041
roomfulofteeth.org

Timba Harris, Cal State Long Beach University Choir directed by Dr. Jonathan Talberg

neXus I: Cascadia

Mt St Helens (dead zone, May 19, 1980) [2:47]

See above.

NY Polyphony

Devices & Desires

Gaudeamus omnes in Domino (Pariter Remix) [2:50]

Indaba Music www.newyorkpolyphony.com
Available at iTunes and Emusic.com

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

Atlas

Meredith Monk: Astronaut anthem (1983) [4:55]

ECM 1491
www.ecmrecords.com

London Sinfonietta Voices | Terry Edwards, conductor

Ligeti: A Cappella Choral Works

György Ligeti: Lux Aeterna [7:49]

Sony 62305
Try Emusic.com

Timba Harris, Cal State Long Beach University Choir directed by Dr. Jonathan Talberg

neXus I: Cascadia

Flora/Fauna (renatus) [3:37]

See above.

Tonu Kaljuste  | Swedish Radio Choir

Psalms of Repentance

Schnittke: Psalms Of Repentance For Mixed Choir - Psalm 12 [8:25]

ECM 1583
www.ecmrecords.com

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Comments [1]

GreggO

The audio modules haven't worked all week. What got changed?

Mar. 27 2013 12:17 PM

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