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Itineraries of the Night CD, Chamber Vocal and Instrumental Works by Cary Boyce, Gerardo Dirie, Toru Takemitsu, Anton Webern, conducted by Carmen Helena Tellez

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“The ensemble Aguava New Music offers several important works on its ..."Itineraries of the Night." Three of the six selections are by composer Cary Boyce, and the best by far is his very brief but absolutely stunning Ave Maria. Boyce's lush vocal polyphony and his careful control of harmony enable this work to stand alongside the best music in this vein…the propulsive rhythms of Nightshade for string quartet help to maintain attention. The selection is beautifully played by the Corigliano Quartet. Takemitsu's Toward the Sea, for flute and guitar, has become an important chamber work for those instruments. Taking for its inspiration the night and the sea, the music is descriptive and ethereal, and Takemitsu again proves that he is a master of tone-painting. And twelve-tone enthusiasts will no doubt salivate over Webern's 3 Lieder, Op. 18 …”
—American Record Guide

Itineraries of the Night

1.      Noche Oscura (1998) by Cary Boyce (b.1955)……….[6:08]

For Chamber Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble

Bridget Wintermann Parker, soprano; Paul Flight, countertenor; Pablo Corá, tenor; Andrew Hendricks, baritone; Alain Barker, flute; Isami Kawachi, clarinet; Melinda Bootz, viola; Luis Roncayolo, double bass; Kenneth Price, guitar; Cary Boyce, piano.

Carmen Helena Téllez, conductor

2. Toward the Sea (1981) by Toru Takemitsu
Alain Barker, alto flute; Kenneth Price, guitar

3. Drei Lieder OP.18 by Anton Webern
Bridget Wintermann Parker, soprano; Isami Kawachi, clarinet; Kenneth Price, guitar; Carmen Helena Téllez, conductor

 4. Ave Maria (1997) by Cary Boyce
for 12-part chorus a cappella, Indiana University Contemporary Vocal and members of Aguavá New Music; Carmen Helena Téllez, conductor

5.  La Espera (1998) by Gerardo Dirié
For Chamber Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble

Bridget Wintermann Parker, soprano; Paul Flight, countertenor; Pablo Corá, tenor; Andrew Hendricks, baritone; Alain Barker, flute; Isami Kawachi, clarinet; Melinda Bootz, viola; Luis Roncayolo, double bass; Kenneth Price, guitar; Gerardo Dirié, charango; Carmen Helena Téllez, conductor

6. Nightshade (1995) by Cary Boyce
Corigliano String Quartet


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