Music for Voices and Strings


For this New Sounds, listen to new music from violinist and vocalist Caleb Burhans.  His latest release “Evensong” explores both the secular and sacred, along with works both instrumental and choral.  Listen to his "The Things Left Unsaid," one of the instrumentals on the record. Also, hear music by Nico Muhly, which draws from both the minimalist tradition and Anglican hymns. Then listen to a classic masterwork by Meredith Monk - "Dolmen Music."  Plus, an ambient-sounding work from Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti and more. 

PROGRAM #3515– Music for voices and strings (First aired on 9/27/2013)             





Alarm Will Sound


Caleb Burhans: The Things Left Unsaid [8:30]

Cantaloupe Music CA21094

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

Dolmen Music

2 Excerpts [11:21]

ECM #1197

Various Artists: Monk/Arr. Sakamoto

Monk Mix: Remixes & Interpretations Of Music By Meredith Monk, Vol. 1

Astronaut Anthem remix [5:22]

2012 The House Foundation for the Arts
Available at


Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor Cappella Amsterdam Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble

The Ligeti Project III: Cello Concerto / Clocks & Clouds / Violin Concerto / Síppal, Dobbal, Nádihegedüvel


György Ligeti: Clocks and clouds for 12 female voices and orchestra  [14:26]

Teldec 87631
Out of print, but try


Nico Muhly, feat. Caroline Plizska, violin


Hide and Seek [8:56]

Moviescore Media 08005