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Spirales: Snapshots of Contemporary Classical Music

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>Holmboe, Vagn : Fanfare, for 3 trumpets & timpani, Op. 121
>Holmboe, Vagn : Notturno, Op. 19
>Holmboe, Vagn : Notater for tre basuner og tuba, Op.140
>Holmboe, Vagn : Quartetto Medico, for flute, oboe, clarinet & piano, Op. 70
>Holmboe, Vagn : Concerto for Brass, Op. 157
>Holmboe, Vagn : Egilskvad, for voice, 2 trumpets, french horn, trombone, bass tuba, Op. 185
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Trio for trumpet, horn & trombone, Op. 82
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Sonata for horn & piano, Op. 47
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Sonata for trumpet & piano
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Sonata for trombone & piano
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Fett und Filz, for tuba & piano
>Moller, Peter : Haslev Festfanfare, for trumpet & organ
>Moller, Peter : Se nu stiger solen, chorale for organ
>Moller, Peter : Allegro maestoso, fanfare for 2 trumpets & organ
>Koppel, Thomas : Morgengry, for organ
>Schmidt, Ole : Suite for trumpet & organ
>Madsen, Jesper : Chorales (4), for organ
>Eriksen, Lasse Toft : Schlafe mein Liebster, for trumpet & organ
>Eliasson, Carl-Aage : Intrada, for trumpet & organ
>Eliasson, Carl-Aage : Sov sodt barnlille, chorale for organ
>Eliasson, Carl-Aage : Herre, jeg har handlet ilde, chorale for organ
>Pedersen, Thomas Viggo : Nu taker alle Gud, for trumpet & organ
>Bitsch, Frode : Fantasia on "De levendes Land", for organ
>Gronbech, Bo : Liturgical Dances (3), for organ
>Tarp, Svend Erik : Pieces (4), for organ, Op. 87
>Madsen, Jesper : Praetorius Variations, for organ
>Siegel, Wayne : Jackdaw, for trombone & computer
>Hendze, Jesper : Smoke by Day, Glow by Night, for trombone
>Laursen, Lasse : Apart, for trombone
>Frounberg, Ivar : Hydra, for trombone
>Lorentzen, Bent : Spirales, for trombone
>Horving, Jens : Arga for trombone no 1
>Horving, Jens : Arga for trombone no 2
>Takemitsu, Toru : Toward the Sea
>Takemitsu, Toru : Itinerant, for flute
>Takemitsu, Toru : All in Twilight, pieces (4) for guitar
>Hisada, Noriko : Phase 3, for flute & guitar
>Nimi, Tokuhide : Melos 2, for flute & guitar
>Fukushi, Norio : Dawn Brightens The Day Of Mortals Robed In Purple, for flute & guitar
>Szymanowski, Karol : Myths (3), Op. 30
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for violin & piano in E major
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for violin & piano, FP 119
>Holmboe, Vagn : Piano Trio, Op. 64
>Nordentoft, Anders : Doruntine, for piano trio
>Norgård, Per : Spell, for clarinet, cello & piano
>Nyvang, Michael : ... Erosion - forvitring, for piano trio
>Koppel, Anders : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 ("Rivolta")
>Simonsen, Rudolph Hermann : Quintet for clarinet & string quartet
>Simonsen, Rudolph Hermann : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major
>Simonsen, Rudolph Hermann : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor ("Tagore")
>Whitacre, Eric : Water Night (version for chorus)
>Enersen, Lasse : Agua Nocturna, for chorus & solo cello
>Cali, Francesco : Regn pa ruden, for chorus
>Poulsen, Morten : Havsbon, for chorus
>Mantyarvi, Jaakko : Den Hulken Somand, for double chorus
>Crandell, Kelly : Blessing the boats, for double chorus, double bass & vibraphone
>Palmer, Catharina : Kissrain, Watersleep, for chorus & percussion
>Mantyarvi, Jaakko : Where Corals Lie, for chorus
>Whitacre, Eric : Cloudburst

Album Summary

>Holmboe, Vagn : Fanfare, for 3 trumpets & timpani, Op. 121
>Holmboe, Vagn : Notturno, Op. 19
>Holmboe, Vagn : Notater for tre basuner og tuba, Op.140
>Holmboe, Vagn : Quartetto Medico, for flute, oboe, clarinet & piano, Op. 70
>Holmboe, Vagn : Concerto for Brass, Op. 157
>Holmboe, Vagn : Egilskvad, for voice, 2 trumpets, french horn, trombone, bass tuba, Op. 185
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Trio for trumpet, horn & trombone, Op. 82
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Sonata for horn & piano, Op. 47
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Sonata for trumpet & piano
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Sonata for trombone & piano
>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Fett und Filz, for tuba & piano
>Moller, Peter : Haslev Festfanfare, for trumpet & organ
>Moller, Peter : Se nu stiger solen, chorale for organ
>Moller, Peter : Allegro maestoso, fanfare for 2 trumpets & organ
>Koppel, Thomas : Morgengry, for organ
>Schmidt, Ole : Suite for trumpet & organ
>Madsen, Jesper : Chorales (4), for organ
>Eriksen, Lasse Toft : Schlafe mein Liebster, for trumpet & organ
>Eliasson, Carl-Aage : Intrada, for trumpet & organ
>Eliasson, Carl-Aage : Sov sodt barnlille, chorale for organ
>Eliasson, Carl-Aage : Herre, jeg har handlet ilde, chorale for organ
>Pedersen, Thomas Viggo : Nu taker alle Gud, for trumpet & organ
>Bitsch, Frode : Fantasia on "De levendes Land", for organ
>Gronbech, Bo : Liturgical Dances (3), for organ
>Tarp, Svend Erik : Pieces (4), for organ, Op. 87
>Madsen, Jesper : Praetorius Variations, for organ
>Siegel, Wayne : Jackdaw, for trombone & computer
>Hendze, Jesper : Smoke by Day, Glow by Night, for trombone
>Laursen, Lasse : Apart, for trombone
>Frounberg, Ivar : Hydra, for trombone
>Lorentzen, Bent : Spirales, for trombone
>Horving, Jens : Arga for trombone no 1
>Horving, Jens : Arga for trombone no 2
>Takemitsu, Toru : Toward the Sea
>Takemitsu, Toru : Itinerant, for flute
>Takemitsu, Toru : All in Twilight, pieces (4) for guitar
>Hisada, Noriko : Phase 3, for flute & guitar
>Nimi, Tokuhide : Melos 2, for flute & guitar
>Fukushi, Norio : Dawn Brightens The Day Of Mortals Robed In Purple, for flute & guitar
>Szymanowski, Karol : Myths (3), Op. 30
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for violin & piano in E major
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for violin & piano, FP 119
>Holmboe, Vagn : Piano Trio, Op. 64
>Nordentoft, Anders : Doruntine, for piano trio
>Norgård, Per : Spell, for clarinet, cello & piano
>Nyvang, Michael : ... Erosion - forvitring, for piano trio
>Koppel, Anders : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 ("Rivolta")
>Simonsen, Rudolph Hermann : Quintet for clarinet & string quartet
>Simonsen, Rudolph Hermann : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major
>Simonsen, Rudolph Hermann : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor ("Tagore")
>Whitacre, Eric : Water Night (version for chorus)
>Enersen, Lasse : Agua Nocturna, for chorus & solo cello
>Cali, Francesco : Regn pa ruden, for chorus
>Poulsen, Morten : Havsbon, for chorus
>Mantyarvi, Jaakko : Den Hulken Somand, for double chorus
>Crandell, Kelly : Blessing the boats, for double chorus, double bass & vibraphone
>Palmer, Catharina : Kissrain, Watersleep, for chorus & percussion
>Mantyarvi, Jaakko : Where Corals Lie, for chorus
>Whitacre, Eric : Cloudburst
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Notes & Reviews:

This 10 CD compilation features a tremendous selection of contemporary music, selected with the intent of helping music lovers lose any misgivings or reservations about "new" music. The majority of the pieces are chamber music for wind instruments, written in a wide variety of line-ups - but fans of compositions for piano trios and string quartets as well as those interested in choral works will also be more than satisfied.



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Works Details

>Holmboe, Vagn : Fanfare, for 3 trumpets & timpani, Op. 121
  • Performers: Niels Vind (Trumpet); Nikolaj Viltoft (Trumpet); Soren Monrad (Timpani); Dorthe Zielke (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Holmboe, Vagn : Notturno, Op. 19
  • Performers: Joakim Thomsen (Oboe); Nikolaj von Scholten (Flute); Lasse Mauritzen (French Horn); Jorgen Nielsen (Bassoon); Adam Simonsen (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Holmboe, Vagn : Notater for tre basuner og tuba, Op.140
  • Performers: Keld Jorgensen (Trombone); Lars Haugaard; Mogens Andresen (Euphonium); Tobias Bjors
  • Running Time: 9 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Holmboe, Vagn : Quartetto Medico, for flute, oboe, clarinet & piano, Op. 70
  • Performers: Joakim Thomsen (Oboe); Marie Rorbech (Piano); Nikolaj von Scholten (Flute); Adam Simonsen (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1956

>Holmboe, Vagn : Concerto for Brass, Op. 157
  • Performers: Keld Jorgensen (Trombone); Kasper Thaarup (Trombone); Lars Haugaard; Niels Vind (Trumpet); Jonas Wiik (Trumpet); Ola Nilsson (French Horn); Soren Monrad (Timpani); Tobias Bjors (Trombone); Piet Castello (French Horn); Philip Andersen (French Horn); Pall Solstein (French Horn); Michael Brydenfeldt (Trumpet); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet); Henrik Malmgreen (Percussion); Marcus Wall (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Mogens Andresen
  • Running Time: 10 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1983

>Holmboe, Vagn : Egilskvad, for voice, 2 trumpets, french horn, trombone, bass tuba, Op. 185
  • Performers: Keld Jorgensen (Trombone); Niels Vind (Trumpet); Niels-Jorn Jessen (Trumpet); Anna Nygard (French Horn)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1991

>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Trio for trumpet, horn & trombone, Op. 82
  • Performers: Martin Schuster (Trumpet); Niels-Ole Johansen (Trombone); Jakob Heiding (Horn)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Sonata for horn & piano, Op. 47
  • Performers: Erik Kaltoft (Piano); Jakob Heiding (Horn)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Sonata for trumpet & piano
  • Performers: Martin Schuster (Trumpet); Erik Kaltoft (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Sonata for trombone & piano
  • Performers: Niels-Ole Johansen (Trombone); Erik Kaltoft (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971

>Bentzon, Niels Viggo : Fett und Filz, for tuba & piano
  • Performers: Finn Schumacker (Tuba); Erik Kaltoft (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977

>Moller, Peter : Haslev Festfanfare, for trumpet & organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Moller, Peter : Se nu stiger solen, chorale for organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Moller, Peter : Allegro maestoso, fanfare for 2 trumpets & organ
  • Performers: Ole Andersen (Trumpet); Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1976

>Koppel, Thomas : Morgengry, for organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Schmidt, Ole : Suite for trumpet & organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2001

>Madsen, Jesper : Chorales (4), for organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Eriksen, Lasse Toft : Schlafe mein Liebster, for trumpet & organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>Eliasson, Carl-Aage : Intrada, for trumpet & organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Eliasson, Carl-Aage : Sov sodt barnlille, chorale for organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Eliasson, Carl-Aage : Herre, jeg har handlet ilde, chorale for organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Pedersen, Thomas Viggo : Nu taker alle Gud, for trumpet & organ
  • Performers: Inge Beck (Organ); Kasper Knudsen (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1963

>Bitsch, Frode : Fantasia on "De levendes Land", for organ
  • Performer: Helge Gramstrup (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Gronbech, Bo : Liturgical Dances (3), for organ
  • Performer: Helge Gramstrup (Organ)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Tarp, Svend Erik : Pieces (4), for organ, Op. 87
  • Performer: Helge Gramstrup (Organ)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1983

>Madsen, Jesper : Praetorius Variations, for organ
  • Performer: Helge Gramstrup (Organ)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1983-1989

>Siegel, Wayne : Jackdaw, for trombone & computer
  • Performer: Niels-Ole Johansen (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995-1997

>Hendze, Jesper : Smoke by Day, Glow by Night, for trombone
  • Performer: Niels-Ole Johansen (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Laursen, Lasse : Apart, for trombone
  • Performer: Niels-Ole Johansen (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Frounberg, Ivar : Hydra, for trombone
  • Performer: Niels-Ole Johansen (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1996

>Lorentzen, Bent : Spirales, for trombone
  • Performer: Niels-Ole Johansen (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Horving, Jens : Arga for trombone no 1
  • Performer: Niels-Ole Johansen (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Horving, Jens : Arga for trombone no 2
  • Performers: Niels-Ole Johansen (Trombone); Mads Bendsen (Vibraphone)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Takemitsu, Toru : Toward the Sea
  • Ensemble: Duo Takemitsu
  • Running Time: 10 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Takemitsu, Toru : Itinerant, for flute
  • Ensemble: Duo Takemitsu
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Takemitsu, Toru : All in Twilight, pieces (4) for guitar
  • Ensemble: Duo Takemitsu
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Hisada, Noriko : Phase 3, for flute & guitar
  • Ensemble: Duo Takemitsu
  • Running Time: 8 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nimi, Tokuhide : Melos 2, for flute & guitar
  • Ensemble: Duo Takemitsu
  • Running Time: 10 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Fukushi, Norio : Dawn Brightens The Day Of Mortals Robed In Purple, for flute & guitar
  • Ensemble: Duo Takemitsu
  • Running Time: 11 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Szymanowski, Karol : Myths (3), Op. 30
  • Ensemble: Musica Mirabilis
  • Running Time: 22 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for violin & piano in E major
  • Ensemble: Musica Mirabilis
  • Running Time: 11 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for violin & piano, FP 119
  • Ensemble: Musica Mirabilis
  • Running Time: 20 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942-1943

>Holmboe, Vagn : Piano Trio, Op. 64
  • Ensemble: Jalina Trio
  • Running Time: 17 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Nordentoft, Anders : Doruntine, for piano trio
  • Ensemble: Jalina Trio
  • Running Time: 8 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Per Norgård (1932 - ) : Spell, for clarinet, cello & piano
  • Ensemble: Jalina Trio
  • Running Time: 16 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1973

>Nyvang, Michael : ... Erosion - forvitring, for piano trio
  • Ensemble: Jalina Trio
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995

>Koppel, Anders : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 ("Rivolta")
  • Ensemble: Jalina Trio
  • Running Time: 15 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992-1994

>Simonsen, Rudolph Hermann : Quintet for clarinet & string quartet
  • Performer: Henry Lindner (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1929

>Simonsen, Rudolph Hermann : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major
  • Running Time: 18 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923

>Simonsen, Rudolph Hermann : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor ("Tagore")
  • Running Time: 17 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Whitacre, Eric : Water Night (version for chorus)
  • Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Enersen, Lasse : Agua Nocturna, for chorus & solo cello
  • Performer: Emilie Eskjaer (Cello)
  • Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Francesco Calì (Classical Composer) : Regn på ruden, for chorus
  • Performers: Tanja Pauck (Voice); Lise Melbye (Voice); Kathrina Martinsen (Voice); Dorte Halken (Voice)
  • Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Poulsen, Morten : Havsbön, for chorus
  • Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (Composer) (1963 - ) : Den Hulken Somand, for double chorus
  • Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Crandell, Kelly : Blessing the boats, for double chorus, double bass & vibraphone
  • Performers: Susanne Hartmann (Voice); Mette Hammerum (Voice); Dorte Halken (Voice); Daisy Johannesen (Voice)
  • Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Catharina Palmér (1963 - ) : Kissrain, Watersleep, for chorus & percussion
  • Performers: Nicolai Slaatto (Percussion); Matthias Friis-Hansen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
  • Running Time: 8 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (Composer) (1963 - ) : Where Corals Lie, for chorus
  • Performers: Tanja Pauck (Voice); Eva Rudkjobing (Voice)
  • Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Whitacre, Eric : Cloudburst
  • Performers: Ole Worm (Piano); Susanne Hartmann (Voice); Per Jacobsen (Percussion); Nicolai Slaatto (Percussion); Mads Buchert (Percussion); Jeppe Struwe (Percussion); Jan Falkencrone (Voice); Christian Wenzel (Voice)
  • Conductor: Flemming Windekilde
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992