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Ingram Marshall: September Canons

Album Summary

>Marshall, Ingram : September Canons
>Marshall, Ingram : Peaceable Kingdom
>Marshall, Ingram : Woodstone
>Marshall, Ingram : The Fragility Cycles ("Gambuh")
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The pieces on this compact disk span almost three decades and represent the principal threads that have run through Ingram Marshall's work: his remarkable skill in using electronics to create expressive and voluptuously beautiful pieces; the influence of Indonesian music, particularly in the slowed-down sense of time and melodic repetition; a thorough knowledge of some of the most stirring and poignant compositions of the Western tradition, especially Sibelius and Bach; and the hovering presence of Charles Ives, particularly his use of quotation and juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated elements. The works on this CD can be thought of as an archeological dig, flowing in reverse chronological order from a recent work to one of the composer's earliest.

"Marshall is part of the "second wave" of Minimalism, his closest counterpart being his friend John Adams. But his music, though usually slow and repetitive, has a very different feel from the "classic" version of the style. It's more languid and textural, less pulsing, and it has a certain deep sadness and tenderness about it...It's consistently beautiful, in many senses of the word...This disc is a great introduction to the composer's work, because it covers a very wide chronology (1976-2002), and gives both a sense of Marshall's voice and his range...Performances are consistently on the mark. This may be the best single introduction to Marshall's work in his current discography." - Fanfare



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Works Details

>Marshall, Ingram : September Canons
  • Performer: Todd Reynolds (Violin)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Marshall, Ingram : Peaceable Kingdom
  • Conductor: Julian Pellicano
  • Running Time: 17 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Marshall, Ingram : Woodstone
  • Ensemble: Berkeley Gamelan Ensemble
  • Running Time: 17 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Marshall, Ingram : The Fragility Cycles ("Gambuh")
  • Running Time: 14 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1976