C Nancy Galbraith: Four Chamber Works D
performers: String Quartet No. 1 • Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Incantation and Allegro • Cynthia DeAlmeida (oboe), Nancy Goeres (bassoon), Luz Manriquez (piano)
Aeolian Muses • Thomas Thompson (clarinet), Will Genz (bassoon), Ralph Zitterbart (piano)
Rhythms and Rituals • Patricia Prattis Jennings (piano), Renaissance City Winds (woodwind quintet)

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program: [01] String Quartet No. 1: I.
[02] String Quartet No. 1: II.
[03] String Quartet No. 1: III.
[04] Incantation and Allegro: Incantation
[05] Incantation and Allegro: Allegro
[06] Aeolian Muses
[07] Rhythms and Rituals
release info: ÉLAN Recordings • 1999 • CD 82412
press bytes:

"Not the least bit 'listener unfriendly' but ["Rhythms and Rituals"] couldn't have been written at any other time but now. An example of the kind of piece that should be the 'sound of classical music' on today's radio stations."  —Chamber Music Magazine

"These four chamber works date from the mid-90s and serve to demonstrate how far American academic composition has come in just one generation. No cerebrally dissonant flailings here: instead the general ambiance is pleasant, cheery, and, even at its most intense, fundamentally gentle. The language is post-minimalistically modal, with chromaticism in short supply."
   —American Record Guide

"Alternately rhythmically insistent and dynamic, and tenderly melodic, Galbraith's music falls into a kind of modern-romantic category which allows the composer's individual voice to be heard uncluttered by the constraints of any particular school of composition."
   —Records International

source: nancygalbraith.com