Origins
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One-of-a-kind "multi-media" sounds with new-age appeal.

William Moylan was born in Virginia, Minnesota. His early musical experiences were centered on the violin and guitar, and later on the double bass. He graduated from Ball State University and the Peabody Conservatory. Today he is Chairperson of the Department of Music, and Professor of Music and Sound Recording Technology, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. About this recording Moylan writes: "Origins is about returning to beginnings. In many ways Origins represents the closing of a circle that brings me back to the beginnings of my musical career and my first compositions. I remember discovering that writing music could emerge from the center of one's core, early in my career. During the process of maturing, learning one's craft, and engaging the conscious mind's desire to forge a unique musical voice, the tendency to look inward and engage one's innate musicality can easily be lost. I have returned to a way of writing that flows comfortably and naturally, and speaks from a voice deep within. It now contains styles and languages enhanced by so many experiences along my career, with something familiar to my earliest works. The compositions also speak to beginnings: to the first sunrise and the beginning of the new day; to childhood and human innocence, and to ancient beliefs and spiritual origins; to the origins of life in the sea, nature and the Earth, and to the original human connection to nature. All three of the compositions on this disc were written for the home listening environment. They are Chamber music for today's Chamber, written to exploit the intimacy and immediacy of the living room, and the unique sound qualities and sound relationships available through recording playback, especially the spatial relationships of stereo."
Contents:
William Moylan, composer
Dawn
Jean Danton, soprano, Beate Ann, flute, David Martins, clarinet, Erin Donovan, percussion, Thomas Stumpf, piano, Marianne LeMentec, harp, Marka Young, violin, Anne Moyls, alto voice, oboe

William Moylan, composer
The Stolen Child
Jean Danton, soprano, Beate Ann, flute, David Martins, clarinet, Erin Donovan, percussion, Thomas Stumpf, piano, Marianne LeMentec, harp, Marka Young, violin, Anne Moyls, alto voice, oboe

William Moylan, composer
Mother Earth: Her Whales
Jean Danton, soprano, Beate Ann, flute, David Martins, clarinet, Erin Donovan, percussion, Thomas Stumpf, piano, Marianne LeMentec, harp, Marka Young, violin, Anne Moyls, alto voice, oboe

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