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Giving Voice

by Karen Amrhein

Where else can you find delightful concertos for euphonium & strings and for flute & guitar and strings, engaging original psalm settings, and a quirky suite of character paintings of croquet, gardens, and a dragon? Look no further than "Giving Voice"!
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Euphonium Concerto: 1 - Daydream on a Thanksgiving Chorale (feat. Kirk Trevor and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic & Lauren Veronie, Euphonium)
4:41 $0.99
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2. Euphonium Concerto: 2 - A Song from the Seashore (feat. Lauren Veronie, Euphonium & Kirk Trevor and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic)
4:41 $0.99
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3. Euphonium Concerto: 3 - Cascades (feat. Kirk Trevor and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic & Lauren Veronie, Euphonium)
4:05 $0.99
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4. The Good Shepherd Psaltery: 1 - Psalm 150 (feat. Mairee Pantzer, Soprano)
2:10 $0.99
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5. The Good Shepherd Psaltery: 2 - Psalm 8 (feat. Mairee Pantzer, Soprano)
3:36 $0.99
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6. The Good Shepherd Psaltery: 3 - Psalm 23 (feat. Elizabeth Hungerford, Soprano)
3:36 $0.99
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7. The Good Shepherd Psaltery: 4 - Psalm 72 (feat. Elizabeth Hungerford, Soprano)
3:36 $0.99
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8. The Good Shepherd Psaltery: 5 - Psalm 100 (feat. Mairee Pantzer, Soprano)
1:51 $0.99
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9. The Good Shepherd Psaltery: 6 - Hebrews Doxology (feat. Elizabeth Hungerford, Soprano)
1:41 $0.99
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10. Princess Paliné Suite: 1 - Gardens (feat. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau and the Princess Paliné Chamber Ensemble)
1:32 $0.99
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11. Princess Paliné Suite: 2 - The Tutor (feat. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau and the Princess Paliné Chamber Ensemble)
2:00 $0.99
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12. Princess Paliné Suite: 3 - Croquet (feat. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau and the Princess Paliné Chamber Ensemble)
1:05 $0.99
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13. Princess Paliné Suite: 4 - Traveling (feat. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau and the Princess Paliné Chamber Ensemble)
2:35 $0.99
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14. Princess Paliné Suite: 5 - Dragon (feat. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau and the Princess Paliné Chamber Ensemble)
2:30 $0.99
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15. Princess Paliné Suite: 6 - Seven Words (feat. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau and the Princess Paliné Chamber Ensemble)
1:16 $0.99
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16. Four Psalms in Three Songs: 1 - Psalms 93 & 95 (feat. Jennifer Holbrook, Soprano)
2:16 $0.99
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17. Four Psalms in Three Songs: 2 - Psalm 51 (feat. Elizabeth Hungerford, Soprano / Alto, Michael Droettboom, Baritone & Jennifer Holbrook, Soprano / Alto)
3:40 $0.99
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18. Four Psalms in Three Songs: 3 - Psalm 103 (feat. Jennifer Holbrook, Soprano)
4:10 $0.99
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19. Variants for Flute & Guitar and Strings: Variant 1 (feat. Kimberly Zaleski, Flute, Mark Edwards, Guitar & Kirk Trevor and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic)
1:14 $0.99
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20. Variants for Flute & Guitar and Strings: Variant 2 (feat. Kimberly Zaleski, Flute, Mark Edwards, Guitar & Kirk Trevor and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic)
1:08 $0.99
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21. Variants for Flute & Guitar and Strings: Variant 3 (feat. Kimberly Zaleski, Flute, Mark Edwards, Guitar & Kirk Trevor and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic)
1:26 $0.99
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22. Variants for Flute & Guitar and Strings: Variant 4 (feat. Kimberly Zaleski, Flute, Kirk Trevor and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic & Mark Edwards, Guitar)
2:40 $0.99
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23. Variants for Flute & Guitar and Strings: Variant 5 (feat. Kimberly Zaleski, Flute, Mark Edwards, Guitar & Kirk Trevor and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic)
2:36 $0.99
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24. Variants for Flute & Guitar and Strings: Variant 6 (feat. Mark Edwards, Guitar, Kimberly Zaleski, Flute & Kirk Trevor and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic)
2:00 $0.99
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25. Jude Doxology (feat. Jennifer Holbrook, Soprano)
1:10 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Composer Karen Amrhein (b. 1970) has written for orchestra, wind ensemble, chorus, and chamber ensemble.

Her music has been described as "seriously worth investigating for study and public performance.... Succinct in style and scope, it provides the audience a capsulized aroma of mid-twentieth century harmonic idioms as well as some fresh melodic direction.... [and it] leaves the listener wanting more." - The Horn Call

"Amrhein is tonally oriented, lyrical, and composes with an insightful sense of instrumental possibility. She is also a fine contrapuntalist who is equally adept at thinking both vertically and horizontally. Her lines are enlivened by quirky rhythms, and the harmonies that their convergences generate at key points are never less than pleasingly surprising." - William Zagorski, Fanfare Magazine

"Karen is very sensitive to melody, and quite insightful as to the harmonic structure that will best support it. What results is both engaging and intriguing, as well as emotionally satisfying, not infrequently witty, and quite often uplifting - all characteristics and affects that seem regrettably rare in the work of more recent times." - Composer Robert Sirota, President of the Manhattan School of Music and former Director of the Peabody Institute

Among Karen's works are her ballet "Little Nemo in Slumberland" for wind ensemble / symphony orchestra (inspired by the influential early 20th-Century comic strip by Winsor McCay); "Symphony of Seasons" for wind ensemble / orchestra - written for and premiered by Harlan Parker and the Peabody Wind Ensemble; five chamber orchestra concertos, including the clarinet concerto "Event Horizon", written for and recorded by Richard Stoltzman; six sonatas for soloist and piano; two string quartets and a string trio; a collection of dances for piano entitled "Dance Card"; a series of "story scores" including a suite for piano quintet based on her short story cycle, "The Unsheathed Heart", and works for narrator(s) and musical ensemble including "Princess Paliné", "The Gift of the Magi", and "The Christmas Mirror".

Karen is an award-winning member of ASCAP, a recipient of a 2005 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, and has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her music has been performed by ensembles including the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Susquehanna Symphony, the Hewlett-Packard Symphony, the Peabody Wind Ensemble, and the Mariner String Quartet. She has a B.A. in Medieval History from the University of California, San Diego and is an alumna of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. CDs of her chamber and orchestral music, featuring soloists Richard Stoltzman, Nicholas Currie, Lura Johnson, and Oscar Lopez Plaza, and performed by Kirk Trevor and the Slovak Radio Symphony, the Mariner String Quartet, and others, are available on the Happy Lemon Music Publishing and the MMC Recordings labels.

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