Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ArkivMusic Reissues 'New Morning for the World' & 'The Passion of Martin Luther King'; Oregon Symphony, James DePreist, Conductor; Koch International Classics 7293

New Morning for the World, Joseph Schwantner
The Passion of Martin Luther King, Nicolas Flagello
Oregon Symphony
James DePreist, Conductor
Koch International Classics 7293
James DePreist (1936-2013) 
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ArkivMusic has reissued the CD at the sale price of $12.99

Release Date: 01/17/1995 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7293   Spars Code: DDD
Composer:  Joseph SchwantnerNicolas Flagello
Performer:  Raymond Bazemore
Conductor:  James DePreist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony OrchestraPortland Symphonic Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins.

Special Order:  This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews
Here are two exciting new releases that expand the discography of Nicolas Flagello (see overview of Flagello's life and works at the front of this issue), while drawing attention to some other wonderful music as well. Released to coincide with the birthday of Martin Luther King in January, the Koch release highlights two extraordinary musical tributes to the black leader. As Coretta Scott King suggests in the program booklet, the Flagello and Schwantner represent very different approaches to their subject. Schwantner emphasizes King as the inspiring leader who encouraged the black people of this nation to persevere in their struggle to achieve racial justice. Flagello focuses on King as the embodiment of Jesus Christ in our time, martyring himself for the principle of universal love. Having been present at the premieres of both works, I can attest to the overwhelmingly powerful effect each produces in live performance. 
Walter Simmons, FANFARE [5/1995]
reviewing this disc alongside Albany 143          

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