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Choral music of David Ashley White (b.1944): As You Set Out for Ithaka / Melaine Sonnenberg, mz; Timothy Hester, piano; Timothy Jones, bass

Album Summary

>White, David Ashley : Two Choral Sketches
>White, David Ashley : Homages, for voice, viola & piano
>White, David Ashley : Five Glimpses for piano
>White, David Ashley : Fear no more the heat o' th' sun, for chorus & piano
>White, David Ashley : This Bitterly Beautiful Land, for clarinet, chorus & piano
>White, David Ashley : To Hear in Rapture, for voice & piano
>White, David Ashley : Songs & Dances for a Celebration, for alto saxophone, viola & piano
>White, David Ashley : Carols for the Nativity, for chorus
>White, David Ashley : Phantasy and Toccata, for piano
>White, David Ashley : The Blue Estuaries, for chamber choir
>White, David Ashley : As you set out for Ithaka, for voice & piano
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

David Ashley White's secular and sacred compositions are widely performed and published and he has received numerous commissions. Recordings of his music appear on the Gothic and Zephyr labels. In addition to the extensive publication of White's choral and instrumental music, his hymns are included in a number of hymnals, including those of the Episcopal, Methodist, and United Church of Christ. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, David White serves as director of the University Of Houston Moores School Of Music. The core of the music on this recording duplicates the repertoire from a concert honoring the composer at the University of Houston and focuses on his secular music, although some of the works employ sacred texts. The music represents a wide range of White's output offering amid the diversity unifying elements of lyricism and expressiveness.



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Works Details

>White, David Ashley : Two Choral Sketches
  • Conductor: Betsy Weber
  • Ensemble: Moores School Concert Chorale
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>White, David Ashley : Homages, for voice, viola & piano
  • Performers: Wayne Brooks (Viola); Timothy Hester (Piano); Melanie Sonnenberg (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>White, David Ashley : Five Glimpses for piano
  • Performer: Timothy Hester (Piano)
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1973-1982

>White, David Ashley : Fear no more the heat o' th' sun, for chorus & piano
  • Performer: Daryl Robinson (Piano)
  • Conductor: Betsy Weber
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>White, David Ashley : This Bitterly Beautiful Land, for clarinet, chorus & piano
  • Performers: Carly Jones (Clarinet); Daryl Robinson (Piano)
  • Conductor: Betsy Weber
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>White, David Ashley : To Hear in Rapture, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Timothy Jones (Bass Baritone); Nancy Weems (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>White, David Ashley : Songs & Dances for a Celebration, for alto saxophone, viola & piano
  • Performers: Rita Porfiris (Viola); Ruth Tomfohrde (Piano); Karen Wylie
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>White, David Ashley : Carols for the Nativity, for chorus
  • Conductor: Betsy Weber
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>White, David Ashley : Phantasy and Toccata, for piano
  • Performer: Timothy Hester (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>White, David Ashley : The Blue Estuaries, for chamber choir
  • Conductor: Betsy Weber
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>White, David Ashley : As you set out for Ithaka, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Timothy Hester (Piano); Melanie Sonnenberg (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary