Episode #2890

New Music for Brass

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

For this New Sounds, hear a bunch of new music for brass. Listen for a canon for horns by composer and theorist Larry Polansky, who weaves mathematics and psychoacoustic science throughout his music. Also, solemn outdoor music for winds and brass by Olivier Messiaen, from “L’Ascension.” Plus, cosmic music from ambient tuba player Tom Heasley, and music by David Byrne inspired by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band from his “Music for the Knee Plays.” All this and more.

PROGRAM # 2890, New Music for Brass (First aired on Thurs., 1/22/09)





Larry Polansky

The Theory of Impossible Melody

FourVoice Canon #23b, excerpt (Free Horn Canon) [1:00]

New World Records #80684***

David Byrne

Music for the Knee Plays

Winter [6:30]

Nonesuch #303228***

Myung Whun Chung, Orchestre de l’Opera Bastille

Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 Avec Orgue/ Messiaen: L’Ascension

Olivier Messiaen: L’Ascension I.- Majeste du Christ demandant sa gloire a son Pere [8:00]

Deutsche Grammophon #435854** www.deutschegrammo

Larry Polansky

The Theory of Impossible Melody

FourVoice Canon #23b, excerpt (freeHorn Canon) [8:00]

New World Records #80684*

Tom Heasley

Where the Earth Meets the Sky

Ground Zero, excerpt [17:00]

Hypnos #2135*

John Adams

Shaker Loops; Light Over Water

Light Over Water, part III, excerpt [6:30]

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Comments [2]

Daniel from New Jersey

X2 Brooklynized. It was a haunting piece.

Mar. 11 2010 12:10 AM

Another great show. The Tom Heasley piece was particularly lovely.

Mar. 10 2010 11:52 PM

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