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Led by conductor Giselle Wyers, the Solaris Vocal Ensemble performs a program of contemporary American music that includes works by Meredith Monk, the 2012 Musical America Composer of the Year; Ingram Marshall, whose music concentrates on combining tape and electronic processing with ensembles and soloists; Anne LaBaron, whose compositions embrace an exotic array of subjects; and Frances White, whose study of the shakuhachi informs and influences her works as a composer. All world premiere recordings, these works reflect a renaissance of innovation in the field of choral music.

1. Hackney Tune – Ingram Marshall
2-4. Floodsongs – Anne LeBaron
5. far, still – Frances White
6. Wedding March – Meredith Monk

 

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Four-channel sound installation presented by Experimental Sound Studio as part of their Florasonic series. Four voices (Jeremiah Cawley, Amy Denio, Katherine Hanson, Maria Mannisto) sing the Latin names of nearly all of the species in the conservatory’s Fern Room, over drones derived from a field recording of the room. The common English names of the ferns are whispered in the background.

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Approaching Dutilleux

Approaching Dutilleux’ is a series of recordings taken from a concert project that took place in London and Cambridge in May 2014. Scheduled on the one-year anniversary of Henri Dutilleuxs death (22 May, 2013), five emerging composers from around the world were commissioned to write pieces inspired and/or informed by Dutilleuxs masterwork Les Citations. This CD brings together all five of these new works, with their many different visions of and approaches to Dutilleux, along with Arlene Sierras Petite Grue, written on the occasion of Dutilleuxs visit to Cardiff University in 2008.

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Audi Coelum

UW Madison Madrigal Singers and Madison Early Music Festival

Jeremiah Cawley and Will Bouvel, tenors

Bruce Gladstone, conductor

Duo Seraphim – “Tres sunt”

UW Madison Madrigal Singers and Madison Early Music Festival

Jeremiah Cawley, Will Bouvel, and Peter Gruet, tenors

Bruce Gladstone, conductor