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Saturday, April 24, 2010

American Communal Music of the 18th and 19th Centuries, Volume 1

Classical music from 17th and 18th century America is not often heard, European music of the same era being more abundant and the composers better known. This recording uncovers some real jewels from this little known era, all of which were influenced by early Moravian, Shaker and Harmonist communities. A cross-section of instrumental and choral works are included. This is a delightful recording which was never issued on CD. The recording was originally funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and was overseen by the National Historic Communal Societies Association.

Credits: Collegium Musicum of the School of Music of Ohio University, Richard D. Wezel, Director

Choral Ensemble:
  • Coleen Bachman
  • Matt Griffin
  • Dana Hendricks
  • Anne Hook
  • Kevin King
  • Paul Leedy
  • Daniel Melvin
  • Edward Payne
  • Heidi Saari
  • Jeffrey Schneider
  • Kira Seaton
  • Donna Seelhörst
  • Metra Smith
  • Steve Stewart
  • Sherry Woodroof
  • Ira Zook
  • Marcia Henry, violin 1
  • Sam McClure, violin 2
  • Eun Soon Lee, viola
  • Michele Senger, violoncello
  • Rick Leinecker, horn 1
  • Salvatore Lovano, horn 2
  • Eileen Latimer, flute
  • Audrey Tice, clarinet
  • Steve Reisteter, clarinet and flute
  • Harold Robison, bassoon 1
  • Julie Bastian, bassoon 2
  • Geoffrey Fischer, harpsichord

Track List:
  1. Michael - Parthia No. VI in F - III Menuet
  2. Michael - Parthia No. VI in F - IV Rondo Allegretto
  3. Grimm - Terzetto in G Major - I Allegro
  4. Grimm - Terzetto in G Major - III Vivace
  5. Grimm - Trio for Violin, Cello and Continuo - I Adagio
  6. Gaudeamus Priter Omnes - Nun last unser dieser Frist
  7. Geisler - Die Frucht des Geistes is Liebe
  8. Happy Home
  9. Solemn Song
  10. Am I Worthy
  11. Great I little i
  12. Come Up Hither
  13. Müller - Die Menschenlieb
  14. Müller - Herr, Führe Mich
  15. Eckensperger - Aria - O Nacht! Und O du Feyerliche Stille
  16. Eckensperger - Chorale - Wie wird des Grabes Nacht entweichen
  17. Bonnhorst - Quadrille No. 1
  18. Peters - Economy Waltz
  19. Peters - Economy Quickstep
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  2. Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully our mutually eclectic tendencies will lead to some synergy. :-)