Program #1903

Though active only since 1995, the Flux String Quartet has already emerged as one of today's most adventurous string quartets in the realm of contemporary music. The Julliard-trained ensemble has won considerable praise from New York critics for its dynamic performances. On this episode of New Sounds, we hear their performances of Theodore Wiprud's "Incarnations" and James MacMillan's "Why Is This Night Different?" Also on the show are selections by the Chamber Choir Versija, Ella Leya, and Janice Giteck.

PROGRAM # 1903, with the Flux Quartet (First aired on Thurs, 3/29/01)





James MacMillan

Veni Veni Emmanuel

Gaude, Gaude [6:00]

BMG/Catalyst #61916, now out of print, but try through Evelyn Glennie's site
A different recording of this piece is available on Naxos #554167**, available for purchase at*

Flux Quartet


Theodore Wiprud: Incarnations, from "Intimations and Incarnations" [8:30]

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Flux Quartet


James MacMillan: Why Is This Night Different?, excerpt [7:30]

For a biography, complete discography, and links about James MacMillan, go to

Janice Giteck

Home (Revisited)

Tapasya, closing mantra [3:30]

New Albion #054**

Ella Leya

Queen of Night

Kabbalistic Prayer [5:30]


Chamber Choir Versija

Baltic Canticles

W. Kilar: Agnus Dei [6:00]

Jade/BMG #48798**
Available for purchase at*

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