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IVES: Orchestral Sets Nos. 1-3 (Sinclair)


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IVES: Orchestral Sets Nos. 1-3 (Sinclair)

The works on this recording focus on a singular genre created by a singular composer. The kind of piece Charles Ives called a ‘set’ is usually a larger work made by putting together independently-written smaller pieces. The First Orchestral Set, variously titled Three Places in New England and A New England Symphony, is one of Ives’s great tributes to his roots. Put together around 1913-14 from material going back years, it is typically Ivesian in that each movement has an underlying program. Like the other sets, the Second has a slow-fast-slow pattern and a visionary hymn-based finale. The unfinished Third Orchestral Set was the only set Ives planned as a whole from the beginning. It may stand as the most profound discovery of the many and ongoing efforts to reconstruct Ives’s incomplete works. This is its first complete performance and recording.

Ives, Charles

  Orchestral Set No. 1, "3 Places in New England" (version 1, ed. J.B. Sinclair)
1.   I. The St Gaudens in Boston Common (Col. Shaw and his Colored Regiment) 00:08:55
2.   II. Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut 00:05:15
3.   III. The Housatonic at Stockbridge 00:03:57

Ives, Charles
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Orchestral Set No. 2
4.   I. An Elegy to Our Forefathers 00:04:34
5.   II. The Rockstrewn Hills Join in the People's Outdoor Meeting 00:04:59
6.   III. From Hanover Square North, at the End of a Tragic Day, the Voice of the People Again Arose 00:06:16

Ives, Charles

  Orchestral Set No. 3
7.   I. —: Andante moderato (ed. D.G. Porter) 00:06:12
8.   II. An Afternoon, or During Camp Meetin' Week - One Secular Afternoon (in Bethel) (ed. D.G. Porter) 00:09:46
9.   III. —: Andante (realised by N. Josephson) 00:12:42

Total Playing Time: 01:02:36

Ives, Charles

Mass Text

Sinclair, James

Malmö Symphony Orchestra

Malmo Chamber Choir

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559353

Barcode: 0636943935323

Physical Release: 05/2008

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