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John Luther Adams - Songbirdsongs Album

John Luther Adams - Songbirdsongs Album
Performer: John Luther Adams
Title: Songbirdsongs
Country: US
Genre: Classical
Released: 2012
Catalog number: mode 240
Label: Mode
MP3 album szie: 2141 mb
FLAC album size: 1745 mb


1Wood Thrush4:35
3Songbirdsongs (1974-79/2006)
Directed By – Stephen DruryEnsemble – The Callithumpian Consort
5Apple Blossom Round1:55
7Strange Birds Passing (1983/2003)
Directed By – John HeissEnsemble – New England Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble
8Joyful Noise3:20
9Mourning Dove5:50
11August Voice4:34


  • Edited By, Mixed By, Mastered ByNathaniel Reichman
  • Executive Producer – Brian Brandt
  • ProducerJohn Luther Adams
  • Recorded ByJeremy Sarna, Patrick Keating


Recorded in Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA on 3 Oct 2006 (Strange Birds Passing & Songbirdsongs) and 30 Sept 2008 (Songbirdsongs).
Program notes by David Shimoni and John Luther Adams enclosed.
(P) & (C) 2012 mode records.

NOTE! This is a completely different recording to the 1982 LP version of Songbirdsongs and should NOT be placed in a common Master Release with it.


  • Barcode: 7 64593 02402 6

Short intro

John Luther Adams: Songbirdsongs. Songbirdsongs, written between 1974 and 1979, is one of John Luther Adams' earliest scores, but it already contains the germ of the musical vision that has continued to engage him throughout his career: the intersection of human creativity with the natural world. All his major works, particularly since his move to Alaska in 1987, have dealt with the exploration of the territory of 'sonic geography' - that region between place and culture. between environment and imagination. John Luther Adams 1953: Songbirdsongs, per ocarine, ottavini e percussioni 19741980 -- Anne McFarland e Michel Cook, ottavino e free to John Luther Adams songbirdsongs songbirdsongs: Wood Thrush, songbirdsongs: Morningfieldsong and more. 10 tracks 45:21. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the Luther Adams: Songbirdsongs. Stephen Drury Conductor. CD: 1 Tracks: 10 Length: 45:23. Loading, please wait. Read album review at . CD 1. John Luther Adams Composer. Songbirdsongs, for 2 piccolos & 3 percussionists Work. Stephen Drury Conductor, Callithumpian Consort of the New England Conservatory Ensemble. Adams is likewise obsessed with avian music, studying the different musical signatures of bird species and using certain phrases as the discrete building blocks of a complex systems-music in which performers follow rules dictated by each species's sonic behaviour. Avoiding strict imitation, the results, in the suite songbirdsongs, are delicate creations in which chirping flutes or cooing ocarinas are studded with tinkling celesta and xylophone while Strange Birds Passing, with its overlapping woodwinds, is more obviously a form of chamber music. Download: Strange. Songbirdsongs: VI. Apple Blossom Round, 01:55. Songbirdsongs: IX. Evensong, 07:02. Strange Birds Passing, 06:42. Now playing: The Weeknd Blinding Lights. Album 2012 10 Songs. By John Luther Adams. Songbirdsongs: II. Songbirdsongs: III. Songbirdsongs: IV. August Voices. Songbirdsongs: V. Mourning Dove. Apple Blossom Round. Songbirdsongs: VII. Songbirdsongs: VIII. Joyful Noise. In this special sound and music experience, the ensemble Le Train Bleu performs composer John Luther Adams exquisite and enchanting songbirdsongs amidst a. John Luther Adams born January 23, 1953 is an American composer whose music is inspired by nature, especially the landscapes of Alaska, where he lived from 1978 to 2014 Garland 2007. His orchestral work Become Ocean was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music Huizenga 2014. Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Adams began playing music as a teenager as a drummer in rock bands. He attended the California Institute of the Arts as an undergraduate in the early 1970s, studying with James Tenney and. As the composer John Luther Adams once said of his work in an interview, It began with birds. The earliest piece in what Mr. Adams calls his active catalog is songbirdsongs, written from 1974 to 1980. In nine movements lasting just under an hour it places the listener in the middle of the natural world, the controlled chaos of birds, water and wind. Adamss music - much of it inspired by the landscape of Alaska, where he has lived since the 1970s - has been programmed with increasing frequency in New York, including not one but two performances of his monumental percussion work Inuksu