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ROREM, N.: Chamber Music with Flute - Mountain Song / Romeo and Juliet / Trio / Book of Hours / Prayers (F. Smith, Leisner, Thomas, Mihae Lee, Pilot)

    

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ROREM, N.: Chamber Music with Flute - Mountain Song / Romeo and Juliet / Trio / Book of Hours / Prayers (F. Smith, Leisner, Thomas, Mihae Lee, Pilot)

Ned Rorem’s clarity of emotional expression is perfectly suited to the ‘breathy gold’ of the flute. Covering much of the composer’s career, these pieces range from the early Mountain Song which captures the spirit of a rural Kentucky folksong, to the meditative and spectacular Four Prayers. Rorem worked closely with and was “honored to be so dazzlingly represented by” the performers on this recording, describing flutist Fenwick Smith as “a Faun and a Daphnis all in one.”


Rorem, Ned

  Mountain Song (version for flute and piano)
1.   Mountain Song (version for flute and piano) 00:03:09
  Romeo and Juliet
2.   I. I ne're saw true beauty till this night 00:02:34
3.   II. Queen Mab hath been with you 00:02:30
4.   III. How silver - sweet sound lovers' tongues by night 00:02:44
5.   IV. O serpent heart … 00:01:30
6.   V. … sad hours seem long 00:01:14
7.   VI. … it was the nightingale 00:02:42
8.   VII. Come weep with me 00:01:40
9.   VIII. … empty tigers 00:01:51
10.   IX. … never was a story of more woe 00:02:59
  Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano
11.   I. Largo misterioso - Allegro 00:04:53
12.   II. Largo 00:03:50
13.   III. Andante 00:03:39
14.   IV. Allegro molto 00:04:31
  Book of Hours
15.   I. Matins (Nocturne) 00:02:19
16.   II. Lauds (Sunrise) 00:02:44
17.   III. Prime (6am) 00:01:09
18.   IV. Terce (Mid - morning) 00:03:54
19.   V. Sext (Noon) 00:02:43
20.   VI. None (Mid - afternooon) 00:02:51
21.   VII. Vespers (Evensong) 00:00:37
22.   VIII. Compline (Nightfall) 00:02:09
  4 Prayers
23.   First Prayer: quarter note = 60, without expression 00:02:22
24.   Second Prayer: half note = 50 00:03:31
25.   Third Prayer: Loud and Fast, quarter note = 144 (a palindrome) 00:03:42
26.   Last Prayer: quarter note = 69 00:03:01

Total Playing Time: 01:10:48






Composer(s):
Rorem, Ned

Artist(s):
Hobson Pilot, Ann; Lee, Mihae; Leisner, David; Smith, Fenwick; Thomas, Ronald

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Catalogue No: 8.559674

Barcode: 636943967423

Physical Release: 08/2011

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