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Alvin Singleton (b.1940): Sweet Chariot - Argoru, Jasper Drag, Sweet Chariot, In My Own Skin / Laura Gordy, piano; Ronald Crutcher, cello; Ted Gurch, clarinet et al.

Album Summary

>Singleton, Alvin : Argoru I, for piano
>Singleton, Alvin : Argoru II, for cello
>Singleton, Alvin : Argoru V/a, for bass clarinet
>Singleton, Alvin : Argoru VIII, for snare drum
>Singleton, Alvin : Jasper Drag, for violin, clarinet & piano
>Singleton, Alvin : Sweet Chariot, for 2 flutes, saxophone, bassoon, & cello
>Singleton, Alvin : In My Own Skin, for piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Alvin Singleton studied at New York University, Yale and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He served as Composer-in-Residence with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and is the recipient of many fellowships and awards. Singleton was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2014 and recordings of his music appear on the Albany Records, ACA Digital, Elektra/Nonesuch, Telarc and Innova labels. His music is soulful, with an understated simplicity that glows with warmth and is honest and self-assured. This recording of his chamber music includes four works for solo instruments in a series titled Argoru (an African word meaning play), as well as a work for clarinet, violin and piano; a work for winds; and a work for solo piano titled In My Own Skin.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: ACA Digital Recording Studio, Decatur, GA.



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Works Details

>Singleton, Alvin : Argoru I, for piano
  • Performer: Laura Gordy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1970

>Singleton, Alvin : Argoru II, for cello
  • Performer: Ronald Crutcher (Cello)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1970

>Singleton, Alvin : Argoru V/a, for bass clarinet
  • Performer: Ted Gurch (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984

>Singleton, Alvin : Argoru VIII, for snare drum
  • Performer: Peggy Benkeser (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Singleton, Alvin : Jasper Drag, for violin, clarinet & piano
  • Performers: Laura Gordy (Piano); Ted Gurch (Clarinet); Helen Kim (Violin)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Singleton, Alvin : Sweet Chariot, for 2 flutes, saxophone, bassoon, & cello
  • Performers: Lionel Cottet (Cello); Julietta Curenton (Flute); Harrison Hollingsworth (Bassoon); Angel Hsiao (Flute); Doug O'Connor (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2013

>Singleton, Alvin : In My Own Skin, for piano
  • Performer: Laura Gordy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013