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3 elektronische Studien

Description: Recording of Lothar Voigtländer's 3 elektronische Studien. The basis for the composition are the poems of the poet Erich Arendt. The poems were written around 1925 in his Expressionist creative period. Accordingly, the compositional means: concrete musical material is mixed with electronic sounds to achieve a strongly expressive and suggestive associative effect. It is less thought of as a "setting" of the texts, but should be added to the often strongly symbolic language formulations as a different, musical dimension. The vocals and the piano usually work live. The piano is mostly treated as unrecognizable - this is to achieve a seamless insertion into the electro-acoustic sound material. In a performance, both piano and singer can be electro-acoustically amplified and to a lesser extent technically manipulated (reverberation, iteration, etc).
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Date: 1975
Creator: Voigtländer, Lothar, 1943-

3 for 5

Description: Recording of Richard Zvonar's 3 for 5 for percussion, performed by Daryl Pratt. The piece is divided into three movements, with a different set of instruments for each. These are set up in three locations, which form an arc left to right across the performance area. Four playback speakers are situated beside and between the three playing locations. The tape sounds are entirely derived from recorded sounds of the percussion instruments. Throughout the piece, the live and recorded sounds continuously diverge as the piece progresses until at the end, the original sounds have been greatly expanded and enriched through speed transposition, mixing, filtering, etc.
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Date: 1979
Creator: Zvonar, Richard

11 september

Description: Recording of Carl Bergstrøm-Nielsen's "11 september". The text is from a document called "What is MIR?" which was sent out illegally in Chile in 1974 and from the appeal of MIR two years after the taking over by the junta, on September 11 1975. Other sound material also includes sounds from a typewriter and from the demonstration at Bastad, Sweden in September 1975 at a tennis match between Sweden and Chile with more than 4000 participants. The text is taken in small excerpts from the document. Besides Spanish, is heard in English, Swedish, Danish, French and Icelandic. The piece consists of three sections overlapping each other gradually, which shows the relationship between the spoken words and the immediate danger connected with that text. The first section "as a spontaneous statement," deals with the document at its direct background: the silence is broken, in spite of the danger connected with the writing, manifolding papers that criticize the politics and methods of the junta and discuss the strategy of the opposition. The second section deals with the document as a medium of discussion. At the end of this section, the "media-environment", "almost as a magazine on foreign affairs" is broken by shouts from the demonstration at the Bastad which were heard directly in Chilean TV. The third section is about the appeal of MIR as a direct request to the audience: to isolate the junta through a boycott of Chilean products and through demanding from national politicians to break the silence which has long been maintained, among other places in the United Nations of which Chile is still a member. Inspiration for the piece came from the composer's participation in the activities of the local Chile Committee.
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Date: 1977
Creator: Bergstrøm-Nielsen, Carl, 1952-

E 15

Description: Recording of Peter Kolman's E 15.
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Date: 1974
Creator: Kolman, Peter

96

Description: Recording of Sten Hanson's 96. "According to Amnesty International, there are 96 countries in the world that have political prisoners. In most of these countries, there is clearly physical or mental torture that is punishable by law and unlawful killings." Sound material includes sounds of doors shutting, locks locking, bells, ringing, etc.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Hanson, Sten, 1936-2013

950 for Bob

Description: Recording of Terry Setter's 950 for Bob. He describes this style of composition as "focusless music," which is structured in such a way that the listener always hears an undifferentiated sound continuum, making the smallest changes noticeable. The title refers to the length of the piece (950 seconds) and to Robert Ericksson, to whom the piece is dedicated.
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Date: 1980
Creator: Setter, Terry (composer)

7e. quatuor, pour deux violons, alto et violoncelle, oeuv.80

Description: This is a digital copy of the four parts of Charles Dancla's seventh string quartet, op.80 in D minor. Charles Dancla was the most prominent member of a family of musicians and a virtuoso violinist, composer and teacher. In 1828, he was admitted to the Paris Conservatory of Music, where he won the first prize in 1833. At the Conservatory, he studied violin with Paul Guérin and Pierre Baillot. Dancla played solo violin with the orchestra of the théâtre Royal de l'Opera Comique and with the Société des Concerts. In ca. 1860, he was appointed professor of violin at the Paris Conservatory and retired from that post in 1892. He wrote 14 string quartets intended for professional or amateur players (opp. 5, 7 ,18, 41, 48, 56, 80, 87, 101, 113, 125, 142, 160, and 195a) and three easy string quartets (op. 208).
Date: 186u
Creator: Dancla, Charles, 1817-1907.

Abominable A

Description: Recording of Luigi Ceccarelli's "Abominable A" for magnetic tape. The piece includes the voices of Kadigia Bove, Francesca Furlanetto, Eugenio Giordani, Luciano Martinis, Michela Mollia, Achille Perilli, Marina Poggi, Enrico Pulsoni, Giovanni Puma, Kerstin Riemer, Claudio Rufa, Stefano Scodanibbio, Gaetano Trusso, and Catherine Verwilgen. The piece contains a recitation of all the words in the Italian vocabulary that begin with the letter A, read in sequence from voices with different stamps, rhythms, and intonations. To these are added other sequences in French, German, English, Spanish and Czech. The work is divided into fifteen sections which each has a different criterion for processing the timbre, rhythm and space. It was realized at the Electronic Laboratory for Experimental Music at the Conservatory "G. Rossini" in Pesaro from 1978 to 1980.
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Date: 1978/1980
Creator: Ceccarelli, Luigi

Abstract for the AMS Southwest Chapter’s April 11, 2015 Spring Conference

Description: This is an abstract for a presentation that was given at the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter's Spring Conference on April 11th, 2015. The presentation was given alongside a poster display. This abstract highlights Serge Jaroff's Don Cossack Choir, which was founded at a Turkish concentration camp in 1921, and went on to perform around the world. This abstract gives details on the history of the choir and the type of concerts that Jaroff gave. In addition, it explains the lack of scholarly attention that Jaroff and his choir have received.
Date: April 11, 2015
Creator: Arnold, Donna M.

Achille et Polixene, tragédie dont le prologue & les quatre derniers actes

Description: Achille et Polixene, Jean-Baptiste Lully's last opera, premiered on 7 November 1687, eight months after Lully's death on March 22 of that year. Since the composer had only finished the overture and first act, the score was completed by Pascal Colasse, Lully's secretary and student, to a text by Jean Galbert de Campistron based on events in Virgil's Aeneid.
Date: 1687
Creator: Collasse, Pascal, 1649-1709; Lully, Jean Baptiste, 1632-1687 & Campistron, Jean Galbert de, 1656-1723

Achilles. An opera.

Description: John Gay is credited with inventing the ballad opera, a genre that blends spoken plays and previously composed songs to new texts. Although The Beggar’s Opera (1728) was his most successful endeavor, he continued to compose English musical dramas. Achilles was finally performed in 1733, one year after Gay died. In this story, Achilles appears as a girl named Pyrrha, unknown to most of the inhabitants of the island of Scyros, in order to circumvent a prediction that he will die in battle. Deidamia (the king’s daughter) knows the secret, however, because she is carrying the disguised man’s child. After Achilles’s identity is revealed, he and Deidamia are able to wed. Then, in a fateful twist of irony, Achilles plans to join the Greeks in the Trojan War.
Date: 1733
Creator: Gay, John, 1685-1732

Acis and Galatea

Description: This is a ca. 1743 score of Acis and Galatea, a musical masque (also considered an English pastoral opera) by Handel to a libretto by John Gay. The performance forces include: oboes (2), flauto [recorder], violins, basso continuo, and chorus of mixed voices (mostly soprano, three tenors and bass) and vocal soloists. On the front cover the name Morgan appears imprinted on a red stamp with golden ornaments and letters. The names Anna Maria [Lawes] and Mary Anne Morgan were written at the top of the title page and the inscription, "the gift [of] her uncle T. Morgan, 1808." Underneath the dedication: WH London, 1890.
Date: 1743
Creator: Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.

Adagio

Description: Recording of Raoul de Smet's Adagio. For this work the composer had proposed harmony and relaxation "before anything else.” From there, a slow and steady tempo and very simple form. The sound material is provided by twelve ordinary sound generators. The work begins with a chord in the treble, slowly emerging from the silence or void sound and sustained by a regular pulsation in the bass, result of differential sounds. Then several new sounds are added while others change timbre, octave or dynamics causing different sounds of other types. During a slow rise in crescendo, short glissandi roam and decorate the sound space until the climax is reached. A sound column, containing twelve frequencies, comes to rest for about a minute, allowing the ear to move in the audience and thus capture the sound shimmer. This passage is the opposite of the sound of nothingness and could thus appear as a sound universe where one could also lose the notion of time. A brutal blow breaks this sound column like a spring too long stretched. This universe collapses slowly to retreat into the depths of the sound nothingness from which it came. The work was realized on an analogue support at the IPEM in Ghent in 1975.
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Date: 1975
Creator: De Smet, Raoul

[Adam Nussbaum Lecture, February 28, 1989: Part 3]

Description: Jazz Lecture Series presentation by Adam Nussbaum on February 28, 1989 at 2:00PM at the UNT College of Music. It includes a lecture and performance by Adam Nussbaum, drums, interspersed with questions from the audience.
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Date: February 28, 1989
Creator: Nussbaum, Adam

[Adam Nussbaum Lecture, February 28, 1989: Parts 1 and 2]

Description: Jazz Lecture Series presentation by Adam Nussbaum on February 28, 1989 at 9:30AM at the UNT College of Music. It includes a lecture and performance by Adam Nussbaum, drums, interspersed with questions from the audience.
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Date: February 28, 1989
Creator: Nussbaum, Adam