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Percussion Ensemble Music

Michael Udow

American Conservatory and University Percussion Ensembles including Curtis Institute, Eastman, New England Conservatory, Rice University, Peabody Conservatory, Julliard Pre-College, New York University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Wisconsin, Akron, William Patterson, Philador, Miller South & Jim Royle Steel Band and their directors along with professional percussion groups superbly perform previously unrecorded works by Michael Udow.

“With its remarkable mix of exciting music, renowned soloists and ensembles, this CD 2 disc set with 24 page archival color booklet may be the ultimate demo for fans of percussion music.” – Albany Music Distribution – August 2007.

Joining the ensembles on two works are choirs from Boston “African Welcome Piece” and Philadelphia, “The Shattered Mirror Suite” with soloists: Rachael Garcia, soprano; Jeffrey Picon, tenor; Richard Zuch, bass baritone and for “The Charm”, Anna Kepe, speaker. Michael Udow was at final rehearsal(s) and all recording sessions.

CD ONE

TRACKS
1 THE CHARM 2005 6:47
2 RIO GRANDE RIFFS – Percussion Octet 2005 4:37
3 APPARITION 2004 10:54
4 SHADOW SONGS IV 1988 18:54
5 DINOSAUR DANCE 1991 5:16
6 – 7 TWO TRANSPARENT STRUCTURES 1969 7:37
I 5:03
II 2:34
8 – 15 THE SHATTERED MIRROR SUITE 2003 24:33
Prelude 2:43
Mountains 4:53
Delicate Threads 3:44
Moon 1:59
The Rugged Tree 2:31
I Go Forth 1:00
Shadows 4:09
The Wild Hawk 3:34
Total Playing Time 78:40

CD TWO

TRACKS
1 AFRICAN WELCOME PIECE 1970 6:36
2 RIO GRANDE RIFFS – Steel Band 2004 5:05
3 – 5 TOYAMA 1993 10:54
Version 1. Handclapping 3:45
Version 2. Instrumental 4:19
REALITY I. 1980 2:37
6 – 9 SUITE FOR JAZZ DRUMS
AND HANDCLAPPERS 1965
2:47
Bossa Nova 1:21
Waltz 0:32
Jazz 0:54
Bossa Nova 1:16
10 – 13 FOUR CONSTRUCTIONS 1966 18:51
Wood 2:22
Metal 9:27
Skin :38
Mixed 2:24
14 – 17 FOUR MOVEMENTS 1974 9:06
Shake 2:15
Scrape 0:14
Rub 3:24
Strike 3:16
18 – 20 DANCE FOR J. P. C. – Drums & Metals 1988
Version 1. 1:34
Version 2. – Water Gongs & glock bar 2:52
MUSIC FOR CROSS CULTURES 1983 4:44
Total Playing Time 63:37