Chasing Home

Dallas Chamber Symphony
Richard McKay, Music Director

Catalog #: TROY1975
Release Date: May 22, 2024
Format: Digital
Orchestral

On this recording by the Dallas Chamber Symphony, two major works by American composers offer representative views of the migrant experience. In Chasing Home, composed in 2017 by Joseph Thalken, conversations with refugees from around the world inspired dance scenes based on the plight of migrants fleeing the Syrian Civil War. Appalachian Spring is a ballet about pioneers in Pennsylvania in that time when opportunity and open space drew Americans ever farther west. The Dallas Chamber Symphony, led by Richard McKay, was founded in 2011 and is renowned for its musical excellence, imaginatively curated concerts and groundbreaking multidisciplinary collaborations.

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Track Listing

# Title Composer Performer
01 Chasing Home: I. Introduction Joseph Thalken Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 2:05
02 Chasing Home: II. Escape Joseph Thalken Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 3:19
03 Chasing Home: III. Impossible Romance Joseph Thalken Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 5:30
04 Chasing Home: IV. Military Base Joseph Thalken Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 1:00
05 Chasing Home: V. Refugee Camp: Life Continues, Children's Games Joseph Thalken Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 4:06
06 Chasing Home: VI. Wedding, Celebration and Attack Joseph Thalken Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 3:48
07 Chasing Home: VII. The Water's Edge, Journey at Sea and Arrival on a New Shore Joseph Thalken Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 3:17
08 Chasing Home: VIII. A Stranger in a Strange Land Joseph Thalken Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 1:07
09 Appalachian Spring Suite (Original Version): I. Very slowly Aaron Copland Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 3:13
10 Appalachian Spring Suite (Original Version): II. Allegro: Eden Valley Aaron Copland Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 2:58
11 Appalachian Spring Suite (Original Version): III. Moderato: The Bride and Her Intended Aaron Copland Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 3:54
12 Appalachian Spring Suite (Original Version): IV. Fast: The Revivalist & His Flock Aaron Copland Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 3:25
13 Appalachian Spring Suite (Original Version): V. Allegro: Solo Dance of the Bride Aaron Copland Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 2:59
14 Appalachian Spring Suite (Original Version): VI. Meno mosso Aaron Copland Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 2:12
15 Appalachian Spring Suite (Original Version): VII. Doppio movimento: Variations on a Shaker Hymn: The Gift to Be Simple Aaron Copland Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 3:03
16 Appalachian Spring Suite (Original Version): VIII. Moderato: Coda Aaron Copland Dallas Chamber Symphony; Richard McKay (conductor) 3:32

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