1 Jul 2013

The Canadian Mosaic - National Voices

11:54 am on 1 June 2017

Concert producer David Houston searches for Canada's national voice through the music of some of its most influential composers. In this episode, David celebrates Canada Day with music that could have only been written in Canada…based on its myths, its songs, and its landscapes.

Music Details:

RIDOUT: Fall Fair - Edmonton SO/Uri Mayer (CBC SMCD 5069)

ESTACIO: Red Letter Day from Variations on a Memory - Thunder Bay SO/Geoffrey Moull (TBSO 2004)

MATHIEU: Été Canadienne - Alain Lefèvre (pno) (Analekta 2 9275)

COULTHARD: Québec May - Elmer Iseler Singers, CBC Vancouver Orchestra/Elmer Iseler (CBC Records SMCD 5115)

WEINZWEIG: Red Ear of Corn - National Arts Centre Orchestra/Mario Bernardi (Furiant Records FMDC 4602)

SCHAFER: Tapio for alphorn and echoing instruments from Wolf Music – R Murray Schafer (nar), Michael Cumberland (Alphorn, Tuba), John Dewirst (trbn), Wendy Humphreys (sop), Stuart Laughton (trpt, cornett), Tilly Prudhom (cl), Ellen Waterman (fl)  (CMC CMCD 8902)

SOMERS: Northern Lights - Elmer Iseler Singers, Ruth Watson Henderson/Elmer Iseler (CMC CMCD 7101)

Trad. Arr. SOMERS: Feller from Fortune - New Zealand National Youth Choir/Karen Grylls (Manu CD Manu 1474)

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