You’ll love this collection of hymn and chorus arrangements. Maestro Reno treats you to a breathtaking array of styles and techniques from the blues in “They’ll Know We Are Christians,” to a Baroque fugato in “O for a Thousand Tongues,” to modern jazz in “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” and many more!.
This collection boasts a wide array of outstanding composers, ensembles, and works, ranging from Warsaw’s beautiful reading of the emotionally diverse Anima/ Breath of Life by Rami Levin to the LSO’s audacious and fiery performance of William Thomas McKinley’s Lightning (an Overture). Longtime MMC composer Daniel Burwasser contributes the provoking string piece Flux, performed by Marin Alsop and the Concordia Chamber Ensemble, while Robert Reno provides Simple Motives in Minor Modes, an august score featuring the Seattle Symphony led by conductor Gerard Schwarz. The Moravian Philharmonic, one of MMC’s primary orchestral partners, once again gives top-notch performances to works both austere (Michael G. Cunningham’s Wakefield Autumn and sublime (Antonio Giacometti’s Il Tempo, Grande Scultore).
Modern chamber music by some of America’s most accomplished composers. We’re thrilled to bring you this varied collection of fine music at an unbeatable price. Over seventy-three minutes of music including works for solo piano, piano quartet, and a stunning trio for flute, clarinet and piano by Robert Reno. This collection begins with the famous 1946 Piano Sonata by Elliott Carter, which characterizes the composer’s early neo-classic style, yet foreshadows the complexities that would become a trademark of his later works.
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