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Daniel Goode (b.1936): Annbling; Clarinet Sonata; Landler Land; Circular Thoughts / Daniel Goode, clarinet; Douglas Martin, piano

Album Summary

>Goode, Daniel : Annbling, for orchestra
>Goode, Daniel : Circular Thoughts, for orchestra
>Goode, Daniel : Sonata for clarinet & piano
>Goode, Daniel : Ländler Land, for 3 cellos & 2 pianos
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Notes & Reviews:

Daniel Goode (b. 1936) is a fan of (in his own words) "minimalist thinking and process thinking," the "long form," and "the trance effect that repetition brings about." Comprising solo, chamber, and orchestral works, these four pieces span his career as a composer. The earliest, the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1959 - 60), reflects his early interests and influences. Using the harmonically enhanced vocabulary of neoclassicism, the Sonata is a fast-slow-fast, three-movement tour-de-force similar in many ways to "the neoclassic sweetness and pizzazz" of Poulenc's three-movement clarinet sonata composed two years later. Mr. Goode later learned circular breathing and developed his own approach to minimalism and "process music." Goode's Circular Thoughts (1974) for solo clarinet is among the earliest minimalist scores to be published by a major publisher (Theodore Presser Co.). This twenty-minute guided improvisation is also a process piece with specific scales and suggestions about tempo, articulations, timbre, and dynamics. Representing both the ideas of gradual process and resultant patterns commonly associated with the music of Steve Reich, Circular Thoughts highlights the trance-like quality of relentlessly repeating melodic patterns and cyclic ostinatos. Ländler Land (1999 - 2000) is subtitled "a waltz for concert performance and dancing for three cellos and two pianos." Goode started Ländler Land while living briefly in Vienna, and it was influenced by a 1993 film called Latcho Drom about the music of the Roma people. Annbling (2006, rev. 2007), was composed for the Flexible Orchestra, a new concept in orchestral sound designed by Mr. Goode in 2004. Annbling is a trombone-dominated contemplation of Mahler's Seventh Symphony, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, a Sundanese pop song, and the tragedy of post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. The piece opens with a re-orchestrated quotation from the beginning of Mahler's Seventh Symphony, and ends with a long, sensuous rendition of a West Javanese popular song, "Tonggeret," which Mr. Goode found on a commercial cassette of dance music while in Java in 1996.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Young American conductor Tara Simoncic leads the Flexible Orchestra in Annbling (2007), a trombone- heavy tribute to Mahler's Symphony No. 7 and the third in a series of works named after Goode's wife Ann. Goode digs into his attic for a 1987 cassette of himself playing his own unaccompanied clarinet solo Circular Thoughts (1974), a 20-minute "process piece" that requires large-scale circular breathing and incredible stamina. The Clarinet Sonata and Landler Land each have potential. Goode is an amateur player at best. He has decent fingers and phrasing.



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>Goode, Daniel : Annbling, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Tara Simoncic
  • Ensemble: The Flexible Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2006

>Goode, Daniel : Circular Thoughts, for orchestra
  • Performer: Daniel Goode (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1974

>Goode, Daniel : Sonata for clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Daniel Goode (Clarinet); Douglas Martin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1959-1960

>Goode, Daniel : Ländler Land, for 3 cellos & 2 pianos
  • Performers: Sarah Cahill (Piano); Michael Finckel (Cello); Joseph Kubera (Piano); Alexandra Mackenzie (Cello); Pitnarry Shin (Cello)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999-2000
  • Studio/Live: Live