Friday, December 14, 2012
Just Opened Dec. 14, 2012 - The Gift of Music!
SOWERBY: WORKS FOR
ORGAN AND ORCHESTRA
David Mulbury, organ
The Fairfield Orchestra
Marco Polo 223725
Christmas and Easter are the times of the year when more people than usual are listening to organ music. This CD features great organ works by an American composer... the "Festival Music" - which includes brass and percussion - is a particular favorite.
ISBN# 7 74204 87342 4
This CD is getting a lot of attention internationally, as a well-known violinist and her ensemble tackle music originally created for video, online and ipod games. If you have a friend who thinks they hate "classical" music, this could be the perfect introduction to the "brave new world" of music!
CONTE DE NOEL
Caroline Leonardelli, harp
Ottawa Bach Choir
Centaur Classics 1004
ISBN# 8 29982087096
My Delight of the week. Leoardelli has become a favorite, with exquisite musicianship and a creative way of putting a program together. This CD incorporates the well-loved Brittian work for harp and chorus, more obscure solo works for the season (like the evocative, rarely played title work, "Conte de Noel" by Hasselmans), and holiday songs. Destined to be a long-term holiday favorite.
ISBN# 8 85767 14012 7
Sowash has become a regular feature for us, with his accessible blend of a soft new-age type sound with classical chamber structures. This CD features his current offerings for the holiday season.
Thanks again to Erin Sweeney for her help in pulling this information together.
Kara Dahl Russell
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