Stillness and Change
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Outstanding performances of this American Academy of Arts and Letters honoree's music.

Composer John Aylward has been awarded a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fulbright Grant and First Prize from the International Society for Contemporary Music, among many other honors. His music has been praised for its rhythmic vitality, rigorous formal qualities and its lyricism and is performed in the US and abroad. He is on the faculty at Clark University and is the founder of the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble and the Etchings Festival. This recording offers some of his best chamber works including a song cycle based on the poetry of Louise Gluck, a piece for violin and cello and a large chamber ensemble work titled Stillness and Change.
Contents:
John Aylward, composer
Stillness and Change
Andrew Rehig, flutes, Bill Kalinkos, clarinets, Curtis Macomber, violin, Chris Finckel, cello, Stephen Gosling, piano, Samuel Solomon, percussion, Matthias Pintscher, conductor

John Aylward, composer
Images of Departure
Mark Holloway, viola, Stephen Gosling, piano

John Aylward, composer
Songs from the Wild Iris
Jo Ellen Miller, soprano, Curtis Macomber, violin, Chris Finckel, cello, Bill Kalinkos, clarinet, Samuel Solomon, percussion, Matthias Pintscher, conductor

John Aylward, composer
Reciprocal Accord
Curtis Macomber, violin, Chris Finckel, cello

Review:
"So many composers, so little time! Well, here's one definitely worth making time to hear, and you'll need more than one traversal through this compact disc to appreciate all of the subtleties and nuances of John Aylward's music. ...This is music of fascination and profundity...Acquire this CD and expand your musical horizons in a very rewarding direction." (Fanfare)