Episode #2780

Choral and Ambient Choral Music

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Friday, May 01, 2009

On this edition of New Sounds, sample some choral and ambient choral music. Hear David Lang's "Passing Measures," a slow work for bass clarinet, amplified orchestra, and women's voices, along with some of the powerful choruses from the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" by John Adams. Also, portions of Brian Eno's Music for Airports. Music by Philip Glass and Harold Budd round out the show.

PROGRAM #2780, Choral & Ambient Choral Music (First aired on Friday, 3-21-08)





Philip Glass


River Run [2:00]
Etoile Polaire [3:00]

Orange Mountain Music #0029***

John Adams

Harmonium / The Klinghoffer Choruses

Night Chorus [3:30]
Desert Chorus [5:30]

Nonesuch #79549***

Harold Budd

The Pavilion of Dreams

Rossetti Noise [6:30]

Editions EG #30
Available at*

Brian Eno

Music for Airports

1/2 [11:30]

Editions EG #17 Available at*

David Lang

The Passing Measures

The Passing Measures, excerpt [12:00]

Cantaloupe #21003*

Special Podcast: Donnacha Dennehy & The Crash Ensemble (originally aired 4/11/07)

From the New Sounds Live concerts at Merkin Hall, Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy presents the American debut of the large electro-acoustic Crash Ensemble,in a piece that also uses tradition Irish sean nos singing; plus a work for piano and live electronics.


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