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A collection of chamber, choral and orchestral music from this major figure in American music.

Edwin London's music, sometimes literary or sacred, often theatrical, and at times humorous, is the product of his broad experience in diverse styles. London has been a major figure in the field of new music for more than 40 years. Best described as "a champion of new American music" he has formed two highly acclaimed ensembles: Ineluctable Modality, a new music choral ensemble in 1968, and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony in 1980. As a composer, conductor, teacher, administrator and persuasive advocate for the value of music as a civilizing force, his influence has been extraordinary. Born in Philadelphia, he began his career with characteristic disregard of rigid musical categories, as a horn player in both symphony orchestras and the Oscar Pettiford jazz band. Everything London has done in his long career has reflected his ability to move easily between the worlds of "concert hall" and "popular" music - with occasional stops at places in between.
Contents:
Edwin London, composer
Gypsy Heirs
Laura Martin, violin, Mark George, piano

Edwin London, composer
Scenes for Flute & Chamber Orchestra
Sean Gabriel, flute, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor

Edwin London, composer
In the Firmament
Larry Parsons Chorale, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Gil Rose, conductor

Review:
"The music is engaging and funny." (American Record Guide)
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