#3709: With Missy Mazzoli

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Composer, keyboardist and bandleader, Missy Mazzoli, joins John Schaefer to introduce selections from her new recording, “Vespers for a New Dark Age.” The work, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival, is a 30-minute suite for singers, chamber ensemble and electronics, and is built around text, both spiritual and worldly, by contemporary poet Matthew Zapruder. Mazzoli wrote for the very specific voices of sopranos Martha Cluver, Melissa Hughes and alto Virginia Warnken Kelsey, who all have a lot of experience with contemporary music but also early and Baroque music. Her ensemble Victoire provides dramatic settings while drummer Glenn Kotche (perhaps best known for his work in Wilco) propels the work percussively.  Plus, hear selections from Phil Kline’s millennial mass “John the Revelator,” written for the early/new music vocal group Lionheart and the quartet ETHEL.

PROGRAM #3709 with Missy Mazzoli (First aired on 3/30/2015)  

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Roomful of Teeth

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Missy Mazzoli: Vesper Sparrow, excerpt

Due out April 28, 2015
New Amsterdam Records - #NWAM 065
newamrecords.com

1:00

Missy Mazzoli & Victoire

Vespers for a New Dark Age

I. Wayward Free Radical Dreams

New Amsterdam Records - #NWAM 062
newamrecords.com

5:09

Missy Mazzoli & Victoire, feat. Martha Cluver & Glenn Kotche

Vespers for a New Dark Age

II. Hello Lord

See above.

2:27

Missy Mazzoli & Victoire, feat. Melissa Hughes, Virginia Warnken Kelsey, Martha Cluver & Glenn Kotche

Vespers for a New Dark Age

IV. Come On All You

See above.

5:35

Missy Mazzoli & Victoire

Vespers for a New Dark Age

V. New Dark Age

See above.

2:40

Missy Mazzoli & Victoire

Vespers for a New Dark Age

VII. Machine

See above.

4:47

Missy Mazzoli & Victoire

Vespers for a New Dark Age

VIII. Postlude

See above.

4:35

Phil Kline (performed by Lionheart & ETHEL)

John the Revelator

The Man Who Knows Misery

Cantaloupe 21047 cantaloupemusic.com

2:44

Phil Kline (performed by Lionheart & ETHEL) ETHEL

John the Revelator

Dark Was the Night

See above.

5:50