Preview of the January 2017 Releases on Navona and Ravello Records

We are getting ready to bring in the new year with a fantastic collection of debut PARMA artists, longtime members of the PARMA family, and re-releases. What better way to start the year than to celebrate music? Enjoy! Release date: January 13, 2017

THE STOLEN CHILD

Scott Perkins | NV6067

In THE STOLEN CHILD, Scott Perkins builds vast and stunning worlds out of a handful of voices. Vibrant, facile, and confident, Perkins’ choir writing is state-of-the-art and makes a modern musical statement while retaining a clear attachment to choral music’s longstanding tradition. READ MORE

THE PASSING SOUND OF FOREVER

Jane O’Leary | NV6068

Sound and space are two elements that emerge at the heart of Jane O’Leary’s THE PASSING SOUND OF FOREVER. The collection showcases O’Leary’s compositional gifts through a variety of her chamber compositions. O’Leary’s string writing soars in THE PASSING SOUND OF FOREVER, and demonstrates her remarkable sensitivity to the instruments’ sonic palette and expressive potential. READ MORE

EXULTET TERRA

Cappella Clausura | Amelia Leclair, DirectorNV6069

For the first half of the album, LeClair and Tann juxtapose Tann’s works for women’s voices, a cappella, with pieces by Hildegard von Bingen, in soaring arrangements by LeClair. The second half is the Exultet Terra suite of five movements for double choir and double reed quintet of English horn, oboes, and bassoons. READ MORE

LINES TO INFINITY

Hans Bakker | Peter Greve | NV6070

PARMA Recordings artists Peter Greve and Hans Bakker have come together to give us LINES TO INFINITY, a stunning album that revolves around emotive and dramatic scores for primarily piano and flute. The two composers hail from the Netherlands and share a knack for creating thoughtful contemporary chamber works that appeal to the listener’s imagination. READ MORE

BUTTERFLIES IN THE LABYRINTH OF SILENCE

Georges RaillardNV6071

On BUTTERFLIES IN THE LABYRINTH OF SILENCE, we hear the full spectrum of Raillard’s imagination. At times, the compositions feature gliding melodies that barely rise above a whisper, while other parts of the album are thunderous refrains that catapult from the speakers. Raillard utilizes various playing methods in his works, including fingerpicking, long ringing strums, single note melodies, and sustained pedal points. READ MORE

HARMONIZE YOUR SPIRIT WITH MY CALM

Leonard Lehrman | Joel Mandelbaum | RR7951

Composers and longtime friends Joel Mandelbaum and Leonard J. Lehrman present their collaborative HARMONIZE YOUR SPIRIT WITH MY CALM. The two first met in 1976, and, since then, have carved out prestigious careers in New York. Both are prolific creators, respected academics/lecturers, and important institutional leaders, particularly in the world of American and Jewish music. READ MORE


RE-RELEASES

SPECTRA

Connecticut Composers, Inc. | NV6077

This three-album collection contains all the installments in the SPECTRA series – a collection of works from members of Connecticut Composers, Inc., a nonprofit supporting composers living and working in the state. Allen Brings, vice president of CCI, organized the series and composed one composition on each disc. READ MORE

MARIMBA CONCERTI

The McCormick Percussion Ensemble | RR7952

On MARIMBA CONCERTI WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA (2006), Robert McCormick conducts his McCormick Percussion Group – an ensemble comprised of 20 marimbists and accompanied by guest pianist Corey Holt Merenda throughout. Guest conductor Cayenna Rosa Ponchione appears on her composition The Creation, the album’s concluding track. READ MORE

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