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The music of Joelle Wallach (b.1946): The Nightwatch / Univ. of N. Texas Faculty

Audio Samples

>Wallach, Joelle : The Nightwatch, for voice & piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Alleycat Love Song, for voice & piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Sin mananas
>     Three Spanish Songs, for voice & piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Lagrimas y locuras
>     Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman, for piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Pax, for voice & piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Voices of the Iron Harp, for piano
>Wallach, Joelle : The Firefighters' Prayer, for voice & piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Organal Voices, for bassoon & vibraphone

Album Summary

>Wallach, Joelle : The Nightwatch, for voice & piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Alleycat Love Song, for voice & piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Sin mananas
>Wallach, Joelle : Lagrimas y locuras
>Wallach, Joelle : Pax, for voice & piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Voices of the Iron Harp, for piano
>Wallach, Joelle : The Firefighters' Prayer, for voice & piano
>Wallach, Joelle : Organal Voices, for bassoon & vibraphone
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Joelle Wallach served as visiting professor of composition at the University of North Texas during the 2010-2012 academic years. This recording commemorates her years teaching there and celebrates Wallach's ongoing engagement with melody and melodic counterpoint.

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
There are two piano pieces: Lagrimas y Locuras (Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman) and Voices of the Iron Harp. Eva Polgar does a fine job on both. Lagrimas is based on a frightening, ghostly Mexican folksong; it is virtuosic and sometimes barbaric. Iron Harp is serious and compelling. They're my favorite pieces, and would make fine additions to the piano repertory. There is some very solid work by a talented, interesting American composer. Texts and notes are included (in English); the sonics are better.



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Works Details

>Wallach, Joelle : The Nightwatch, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elizabeth Rodgers (Piano); Samuel McKelton
  • Ensemble: University of North Texas Faculty
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wallach, Joelle : Alleycat Love Song, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Marie Mattingly; Chie Watanabe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Wallach, Joelle : Sin mañanas :: Three Spanish Songs, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Isabelle Ganz (Mezzo Soprano); Christopher Vassiliades (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Wallach, Joelle : Lágrimas y locuras :: Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman, for piano
  • Performer: Eva Polgar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wallach, Joelle : Pax, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Marie Mattingly; Chie Watanabe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wallach, Joelle : Voices of the Iron Harp, for piano
  • Performer: Eva Polgar (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1986

>Wallach, Joelle : The Firefighters' Prayer, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elizabeth Rodgers (Piano); Samuel McKelton
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Wallach, Joelle : Organal Voices, for bassoon & vibraphone
  • Performers: William Trigg (Vibraphone); Gines Didier-Cano (Bassoon)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern