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John Aylward: Stillness and Change / East Coast Contemporary Ensemble

Album Summary

>Aylward, John : Stillness and Change, for ensemble
>Aylward, John : Images of Departure, for viola & piano
>Aylward, John : Songs from the Wild Iris, for ensemble
>Aylward, John : Reciprocal Accord, for violin & cello
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Composer John Aylward has been awarded a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fulbright Grant and First Prize from the International Society for Contemporary Music, among many other honors. His music has been praised for its rhythmic vitality, rigorous formal qualities and its lyricism and is performed in the US and abroad. He is on the faculty at Clark University and is the founder of the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble and the Etchings Festival. This recording offers some of his best chamber works including a song cycle based on the poetry of Louise Gluck, a piece for violin and cello and a large chamber ensemble work titled Stillness and Change.



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Works Details

>Aylward, John : Stillness and Change, for ensemble
  • Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
  • Ensemble: East Coast Contemporary Ensemble
  • Running Time: 11 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007-2008

>Aylward, John : Images of Departure, for viola & piano
  • Performers: Stephen Gosling (Piano); Mark Holloway (Viola)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Aylward, John : Songs from the Wild Iris, for ensemble
  • Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
  • Ensemble: East Coast Contemporary Ensemble
  • Running Time: 21 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007-2010

>Aylward, John : Reciprocal Accord, for violin & cello
  • Performers: Chris Finckel (Cello); Curtis Macomber (Violin)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008-2009