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Eric Richards: The Bells Themselves, etc / Zimmerman, et al

Album Summary

>Richards, Eric : Finalbells, for 16 chromatic cowbells
>Richards, Eric : Time's Racing (but measured by what we do), for 2 metal gyils, 2 vibraphones, and 2 Tibetan tingsha
>Richards, Eric : My Great-Aunt Julia, for bass-baritone solo
>Richards, Eric : Conch Music, for 11 oboes
>Richards, Eric : Harte's bels, for solo voice in 5 parts
>Richards, Eric : The Bells Themselves
>Richards, Eric : Chicken Pull, for 72 clarinets and 4 whistlers
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Though he has been composing for more than forty years, the works included on this recording span the latter half of Eric Richard's career (1983-2003). These mysterious and magical works spring from a personal aesthetic that is completely American.



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Works Details

>Richards, Eric : Finalbells, for 16 chromatic cowbells
  • Performer: Alan Zimmerman (Cowbells)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002-2004

>Richards, Eric : Time's Racing (but measured by what we do), for 2 metal gyils, 2 vibraphones, and 2 Tibetan tingsha
  • Performer: Kay Stonefelt (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Richards, Eric : My Great-Aunt Julia, for bass-baritone solo
  • Performer: David Keck (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: One Soul Studios, New York, NY (02/28/2005/03/03/2005)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>Richards, Eric : Conch Music, for 11 oboes
  • Performer: Paul Schiavo (Oboe)
  • Notes: Hyde Street Studio, San Francisco, CA (07/27/1987-08/01/1987)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983-1984

>Richards, Eric : Harte's bels, for solo voice in 5 parts
  • Performer: Gregory Purnhagen (Baritone)
  • Notes: One Soul Studios, New York, NY (07/15/2005/07/26/2005)
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Richards, Eric : The Bells Themselves :: Jonathan Edwards and the American Songbook, for 3 pianos
  • Performer: Paul Marquardt (Piano)
  • Notes: One Soul Studios, New York, NY (07/09/2006-07/11/2006)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997-1999

>Richards, Eric : Chicken Pull, for 72 clarinets and 4 whistlers
  • Performers: Adam Atler; Molly Paccione (Clarinet); Eric Richards
  • Notes: The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico / Studio Pass (Harvestworks), New York, NY (12/??/1986/08/08/1991)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989-1992