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If Not Now...?: Chamber Music of Timothy Brown

by Timothy Brown

Live concert recording of chamber works by New York composer, Timothy Brown using various instrumental/vocal groupings in standard and expanded musical forms in a completely tonal but harmonically angular sound world.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Sonatina for Solo Cello - Mvmts. 1 Moderate March-Stately, 2 (4:05) Very Expressive, 3 (7:02) Very Marked [Live]
Timothy Brown, Composer
10:09 album only
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2. The Boathouse in Winter: Central Park (8 Duos for Woodwind Quintet) - Mvmts. 1 Fl / Bs Cl, 2 (2:54) Bs Cl / Ob, 3 (4:54) Ob / Pic, 4 (8:41) Pic / Bsn, 5 (9:48) Bsn / Hrn, 6 (12:25) Hrn / Eng Hrn, 7 (14:40) Eng Hrn / Cl, 8 (17:22) Cl / Bsn / Finale [Live]
Timothy Brown, Composer
20:45 album only
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3. Incidental Dance Suite (Piano Solo) - Mvmts. 1 Tango, 2 (3:42) Waltz, 3 (8:24) Swing [Live]
Timothy Brown, Composer
11:06 album only
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4. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano - Mvmts. 1 Jocular, 2 (2.:45) Melancholy, 3 (9:37) Jubliant [Live]
Timothy Brown, Composer
13:37 album only
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5. Epitaph: Four Songs on Poems of Dorothy Parker (Mezzo-Soprano, Piano and Contrabass) Death's the Lover That I'd Be Taking, (1:58) Interlude, (2:35) I Shall Come Back, (6:44) Interlude, (7:34) the First Time I Died, (11:18) Epitaph [Live]
Timothy Brown, Composer
12:44 album only
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6. Veslius' Body (Piano Quartet) Prelude, (2:22) Blood, (6:45) Bone, (12:37) Flesh, (15:28) Postlude [Live]
Timothy Brown, Composer
19:55 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"If Not Now... Chamber Music of Timothy Brown" was a self-presented concert which took place on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 in the beautiful Saint Peter's Church in New York.

No longer pretending - at age 55 - to be among the many "emerging" composers out there. Tim decided it was simply time to get this music performed. Most of it had previously been heard by few... or none at all.

1. Sonata for Solo Cello
Caroline Stinson, cello
2. The Boathouse in Winter: Central Park
John Romeri, flute & piccolo
Keve Wilson, oboe & English horn
Nicholas Gallas, clarinet & bass clarinet
Gina Cufari, bassoon
Chris Komer, horn
3. Incidental Dance Suite
Blair McMillen, piano
4. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Nicholas Gallas, clarinet
Blair McMillen, piano
5. Epitaph: Four Songs on Poems of Dorothy Parker
Theadora Hanslowe, mezzo-soprano
Blair McMillen, piano
Sam Zagnit, contrabass
6. Vesalius' Body
Nurit Pacht, violin
Max Mandel, viola
Caroline Stinson, cello
Isabelle O'Connell, piano

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In her article on "If Not Now?" critic Jean Ballard Terepka wrote:

"All of [the works] were substantive and exciting, presented by musicians who clearly enjoyed their material. In the bright, clear, clean space of St. Peter’s Church, the atmosphere of the concert was informal and congenial. Brown indicated in his program notes that he hoped the event would be “like a house concert among friends.” Happily, it was.

Brown writes expressively, easily conjuring up pictures and tableaux vivants, stories and vignettes. His compositions are intelligent and urbane, confidant and conceptually rich; sad wisdom and ruefully observant wit both flourish in Brown’s music, equal partners in the composer’s analysis of the world whose vagaries inspire and intrigue him."

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I THANK Wholeheartedly:

Those who supported the concert with financial contributions
Benjamin Arendsen
Hayes & Susan Biggs
Michael & Dan Biello Martin
James Bilodeau
Beth Blatt
Jeffrey & Jane Brown
J. Bruce & Marcy Brown
Stephen Brown
Edward & Rose Caiola Mermelstein
Brooke Collins
Christopher Curtis
David & Mary Dreyfus
Hugh & Kathryn Klein Eddy
Gary Forman
Lily Friedman
George H. Gorham
Danita Hall
Robert & Jan Klump
Bonnell Lombardi
Peter Lurye
Christine Purcell & Suzanne McAndrew
Laura & Steve McEntee
Marlane Melican & Nick Brountas
Brian Mountford
Jonathan & Suzanne Rosenzweig
Bruce Saylor
Tracy & Stan Shopkorn
Daniel & Ellen Stafford Sigg
Brad Smith
Carolyn & Daryl Smith
James & Erin Tapia
Nils Vigeland
Margaret & Brian Wright
Illysa Filshtinskiy & Katha Zinn (aTonal Hits)

Everyone who encouraged me to plug ahead despite the insecurity and anxieties that come with baring oneself a bit.

Those who supported the project with their time and talents:
Noriko Okabe, Recording Engineering
Brian Mountford, Videography
Mario Gullo, House and Box Office Management
Evann Penn Brown, Photography and Promo Videography
Elise Brancheau and C4, Publicity Support
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting, Publicity Support
Nicholas Gallas, Blair McMillen, and Caroline Stinson for score consulting leads on performers
Perchik Kreiman-Miller and Saint Peter’s Church
The team at Fractures Atlas.

Especially - the wonderful musicians who brought the full force of their talents to bear in the concert.

And I thank YOU for taking the time to listen in to this music - and being apart of my effort to "put myself out there."

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