Monday, July 2

How about some visuals to go with the sounds? Holst's Morris Dance Tunes might mean more to you if you've seen images of the old English morris dancing tradition in action, like this or this. Scan photos from across the eventful life of Carlos Chavez, who wrote his Piano Sextet as a teenager amid Mexico's prolonged revolution. Or check out the young Georgia talent of the Columbus State University Wind Ensemble, which launches the noon hour with Peter Graham's Pentium, a piece that's been described as "a short ride on a PC." The CSU Wind Ensemble records for the Summit Records label. This disc is the third thumbnail below, with the stars and lightning.

In order now, here are today's Jenkins, Chavez, Graham, Ginastera, Borodin, Onslow,
Jenkins: Fantazia Chávez: Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 2 Electric Dawn Ginastera: Complete Piano & Organ Borodin - Complete Symphonies - Gennady Rozhdestvensky (2 CD Set) Onslow: String Quintets, Opp. 33 & 74
Britten and Godar.
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem; Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes Vladimir Godar: Mater
Hope you enjoyed them. Please e-mail with comments or questions! Full rundown follows.

11 AM

  • Jenkins: Fantazia 5. Ensemble Jerome Hantai (Naive 8895)
  • Holst: Morris Dance Tunes. New Zealand Chamber Orch, Braithwaite (Koch 7058)
  • Chavez: Sextet for piano and strings. Southwest Chamber Music (Cambria 8853)
  • Desprez: Ave Maria...Virgo Serena. The Clerks' Group, Wickham (Gaudeamus 361)
12 N
  • Graham: Pentium. Columbus State Univ Wind Ensemble, Rumbelow (Summit 442)
  • Ginastera: Three Pieces, Op. 6. Fernando Viani (Naxos 8.557911-12)
  • Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor. Royal Stockholm Phil, Rozhdestvensky (Brilliant 93348)
  • Onslow: Piano Quintet: Andante. Ensemble Concertant, Luisi (MDG 603 1442)
1 PM
  • Shchedrin: Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, "Naughty Limericks," arr. wind ensemble. United States Air Force Band, Graham (Klavier 11167)
  • Britten: Symphonic Suite: Gloriana. London Sym, Bedford (Naxos 8.557196)
  • Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, arr. sax. Debra Richtmeyer, Slovak Radio Orch, Trevor (Albany 593)
  • Godar: Ecce Puer. Iva Bittova, Solamente Naturali, Stryncl (ECM 1985)