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Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration

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Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration

  • CDR 90000 087
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    • I. Sonata Allegro (3:45)

    • COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932-2004)

      Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings (1954-55) (15:17)
      Chicago Sinfonietta / Paul Freeman, conductor

      I. Sonata Allegro (3:45)

    • II. Song Form: Largo (5:08)

    • II. Song Form: Largo (5:08)

    • III. Rondo: Allegro furioso (6:17)

    • III. Rondo: Allegro furioso (6:17)

    • Grass: Poem for Piano, Strings & Percussion (1956) (16:08)

    • Joseph Joubert, piano
      Chicago Sinfonietta / Paul Freeman, conductor

      Grass: Poem for Piano, Strings & Percussion (1956) (16:08)

    • I. Allegro (5:57)

    • Quartet No. 1 based on "Calvary" (Negro spiritual) (1956) (17:04)
      New Black Music Repertory Ensemble Quartet

      I. Allegro (5:57)

    • II. [Quarter note] = 54 (5:01)

    • II. [Quarter note] = 54 (5:01)

    • III. Rondo: Allegro vivace (5:57)

    • III. Rondo: Allegro vivace (5:57)

    • I. Plain Blue’s: [Quarter note] = 88-96 (1:46)

    • Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin (1972) (7:26)
      Sanford Allen, violin

      I. Plain Blue’s: [Quarter note] = 88-96 (1:46)

    • II. Just Blue’s: Very free (2:50)

    • II. Just Blue’s: Very free (2:50)

    • III. Jettin’ Blue’s: Fast (2:42)

    • III. Jettin’ Blue’s: Fast (2:42)

    • I. Fuguing Tune: resolute (4:24)

    • Lamentations: Black/Folk Song Suite for Solo Cello (1973) (15:38)
      Tahirah Whittington, cello

      I. Fuguing Tune: resolute (4:24)

    • II. Song Form: plaintive (2:32)

    • II. Song Form: plaintive (2:32)

    • III. Calvary Ostinato ( [Quarter note] = 80-88) (3:08)

    • III. Calvary Ostinato ( [Quarter note] = 80-88) (3:08)

    • IV. Perpetual Motion ( [Dotted quarter note] = 76) (5:26)

    • IV. Perpetual Motion ( [Dotted quarter note] = 76) (5:26)

    • Louisiana Blues Strut (A Cakewalk) (2001) (2:49)

    • Ashley Horne, violin

      Louisiana Blues Strut (A Cakewalk) (2001) (2:49)

    • Movement for String Trio (2004) (3:56)

    • Sanford Allen, violin
      Jesse Levine, viola
      Carter Brey, cello

      Movement for String Trio (2004) (3:56)

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This CD celebrates the life of innovative American composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004), whose accomplishments spanned the worlds of jazz, dance, pop, film, television, and classical music.

World premiere recordings of Perkinson's orchestral, chamber, and solo instrumental works showcase his distinctive blend of Baroque counterpoint; energetic, streamlined American Romanticism; elements of blues, spirituals, and black folk music; and a rhythmic ingenuity all his own.

Performances by the Chicago Sinfonietta and conductor Paul Freeman, Chicago's New Black Repertory Ensemble Quartet, and distinguished soloists.

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Program Notes

Album Details

Total Time: 79:00

The Sara Lee Foundation is the exclusive corporate sponsor.
This recording is also made possible in part by grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Louis M. Rabinowitz Foundation.

Producers: (Tracks 1-7, 15) James Ginsburg; (Tracks 8-14, 16) Judith Sherman
Engineers: (Tracks 1-7, 15) Bill Maylone; (Tracks 8-14, 16) Judith Sherman
Recorded:
(Tracks 1-4) May 18-19, 2005 at Lund Auditorium at Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois
(Tracks 5-7, 15) May 6, 2005 at WFMT Chicago
(Tracks 8-14, 16) April 5 & 8, 2005 at Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
Graphic Design: Melanie Germond, Pete Goldlust
Photos of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, courtesy of the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago.

All works © Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.
All works except Blue’s Forms and Movement for String Trio engraved and edited by Joe Muccioli, who supervised the recording sessions for Sinfonietta No. 1 and Grass.

© 2005 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago

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