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American Vernacular: New Music for Solo Piano by Olivieri, Wickman, Hjertmann, Puckett, Fairouz, Rakowski, Maslanka et al. / Nicholas Phillips, piano

Album Summary

>Olivieri, Mark : Spectacular Vernaculars, piano
>Wickman, Ethan : Occidental Psalmody, for piano
>Hjertmann, Ben : On the Drawing of Constellations, for piano
>Puckett, Joel : Bill-ytude, for piano
>Fairouz, Mohammed : Piano Miniature no 10 ('Liberace')
>Fairouz, Mohammed : Piano Miniature no 12
>Fairouz, Mohammed : Piano Miniature no 13 ('America never was America to me')
>Maslanka, David : Beloved, for piano
>Gullickson, Luke : Back Porch Requiem for John Fahey, for piano
>Griffin, John : Playin' and Prayin', for piano
>Price, William : A Southern Prelude, for piano
>Rakowski, David : Hotfingers
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

  • American Vernacular features ten world premiere recordings.
  • Pianist Nicholas Phillips maintains an active schedule as a soloist, having played in venues across the United States and abroad.
  • His previous albums, Portals and Passages and Boris Papandopulo: Piano Music both garnered critical acclaim.
  • Mr. Phillips is currently Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.
  • '...an able and persuasive advocate' of new music (New York Times)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wild Sound Recording Studio, Minneapolis, MN.



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Works Details

>Olivieri, Mark : Spectacular Vernaculars, piano
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Wickman, Ethan : Occidental Psalmody, for piano
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hjertmann, Ben : On the Drawing of Constellations, for piano
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Puckett, Joel : Bill-ytude, for piano
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Fairouz, Mohammed : Piano Miniature no 10 ('Liberace')
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Fairouz, Mohammed : Piano Miniature no 12
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Fairouz, Mohammed : Piano Miniature no 13 ('America never was America to me')
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Maslanka, David : Beloved, for piano
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gullickson, Luke : Back Porch Requiem for John Fahey, for piano
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Griffin, John : Playin' and Prayin', for piano
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Price, William : A Southern Prelude, for piano
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rakowski, David : Hotfingers :: 3 Vernacular Nondances, for piano
  • Performer: Nicholas Phillips (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012