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Chickasaw Nation Student Composers: Music For String Quartet

Audio Samples

>Berry, Joseph Cruise : Fantasia, for string quartet
>Duty, Katelyn : Here's the Hurt, for string quartet
>Shackleford, Amanda : Yeah... I Hit Like a Girl, for string quartet & percussion
>Bennett, Dylan : Holhchifo Ki'yo, for string quartet
>McAlester, John : Concerto for Strings, for string quartet
>Halford, Aubrey : Lullaby, for string quartet
>Parchcorn, Courtney : Enough, for string quartet
>Bomboy, Jonothan : Innominate, for string quartet & piano
>May, Ryan : Solo, for string quartet
>Bomboy, Jonothan : Lucky's Charm, for string quartet & percussion
>Barrick, Katie : The Devil's Advocate, for string quartet
>Halford, Aubrey : Stages, for string quartet
>Bennett, Dylan : The Seven Seas, for string quartet
>Shackleford, Amanda : The River of Our Times, for string quartet & percussion
>Parchcorn, Courtney : Innocence, for string quartet
>Whitehead, Stasen : Sigur, for string quartet

Album Summary

>Berry, Joseph Cruise : Fantasia, for string quartet
>Duty, Katelyn : Here's the Hurt, for string quartet
>Shackleford, Amanda : Yeah... I Hit Like a Girl, for string quartet & percussion
>Bennett, Dylan : Holhchifo Ki'yo, for string quartet
>McAlester, John : Concerto for Strings, for string quartet
>Halford, Aubrey : Lullaby, for string quartet
>Parchcorn, Courtney : Enough, for string quartet
>Bomboy, Jonothan : Innominate, for string quartet & piano
>May, Ryan : Solo, for string quartet
>Bomboy, Jonothan : Lucky's Charm, for string quartet & percussion
>Barrick, Katie : The Devil's Advocate, for string quartet
>Halford, Aubrey : Stages, for string quartet
>Bennett, Dylan : The Seven Seas, for string quartet
>Shackleford, Amanda : The River of Our Times, for string quartet & percussion
>Parchcorn, Courtney : Innocence, for string quartet
>Whitehead, Stasen : Sigur, for string quartet
Performers Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010).



Reviews

Interesting look at new, young composers!
The new CD with the ETHEL string quartet, "Oshtali" (Azica ACD 71258; distr by Thunderbird Records), is a very refreshing concept framed by solid performances. Essentially, this disc is a collection of short string works by student composers from the Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy in Norman, OK. All of the composers represented are of full or part Chickasaw and are high school or college students. Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate is the composer in residence of the Chickasaw Nation as well as the academy coordinator and tutor to all these budding composers. This recording is the first of its type and well worth exploring. Truth be told, if approached from a new composition perspective, the results are mixed. The pieces are of varied sophistication and provide different levels of listening satisfaction (for any listener to be sure) All of the young composers are to be commended for having some clear talent and for probably receiving some fine tutelage from Mr. Tate. Just for myself I found some of the works stronger and more attention getting than the rest. Of particular note are "Fantasia" by Joseph Cruise Berry, Jonathan Bomboy's "Innominate","River of Our Times" by Amanda Shackleford and both of the offerings by Dylan Bennett, "Holhchifo Ki'Yo" and "Seven Seas". In general, the more successful pieces are those that sound the least derivative but all are solid efforts and what an impressive accomplishment - and benefit - to high school students to have anything recorded at such an early age! The recording and performances are very good. This disc is worth having mostly as a novelty but history is full of brilliant composers who, at one point, were all unfamiliar or something of a "novelty". It is rather nice to have the earliest available recording by someone who could be a future "star". I am also motivated to find out more about Jerod Tate and his music as well!
Submitted on 08/04/10 by Dan Coombs 
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Works Details

>Berry, Joseph Cruise : Fantasia, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.

>Duty, Katelyn : Here's the Hurt, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.

>Shackleford, Amanda : Yeah... I Hit Like a Girl, for string quartet & percussion
  • Performer: Jerod Tate (Percussion)
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.

>Bennett, Dylan : Holhchifo Ki'yo, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>McAlester, John : Concerto for Strings, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.

>Halford, Aubrey : Lullaby, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Parchcorn, Courtney : Enough, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.

>Bomboy, Jonothan : Innominate, for string quartet & piano
  • Performer: Jerod Tate (Piano)
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.

>May, Ryan : Solo, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bomboy, Jonothan : Lucky's Charm, for string quartet & percussion
  • Performer: Jerod Tate (Percussion)
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.

>Barrick, Katie : The Devil's Advocate, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Halford, Aubrey : Stages, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bennett, Dylan : The Seven Seas, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Shackleford, Amanda : The River of Our Times, for string quartet & percussion
  • Performer: Jerod Tate (Percussion)
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.

>Parchcorn, Courtney : Innocence, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.

>Whitehead, Stasen : Sigur, for string quartet
  • Notes: Wanda L. Bass Music Center, Oklahoma City University (01/22/2010-01/24/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.