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Alan Beeler: Vocal Music

Aliana de la Guardia, Karolina Rojahn, Brian Church, Eric Christopher Perry, Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Choir, Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Orchestra, Ovidiu Marinescu, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiří Petrdlík, Petr Vronský

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The Sutton Songs  
1
No. 1. After He Died
Alan Beeler; Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn
2:18
2
No. 2. Cold Iron Bars of Winter
Alan Beeler; Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn
4:51
3
No. 3. A History of Laughter
Alan Beeler; Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn
2:57
4
No. 4. Bybee Pottery
Alan Beeler; Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn
2:34
5
No. 5. Kentucky Racetrack
Alan Beeler; Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn
1:27
6
No. 6. Relatively Speaking
Alan Beeler; Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn
5:43
7
No. 7. When we Got Married
Alan Beeler; Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn
2:04
Symphony No. 3 "Shaker Hymns"  
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I. Allegro
Alan Beeler; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Choir; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Orchestra; Ovidiu Marinescu
4:09
9
II. Andante
Alan Beeler; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Choir; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Orchestra; Ovidiu Marinescu
3:13
10
III. Scherzo. Allegretto
Alan Beeler; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Choir; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Orchestra; Ovidiu Marinescu
1:52
11
IV. Finale. Broadly
Alan Beeler; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Choir; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Orchestra; Ovidiu Marinescu
5:08
12
Jabberwocky
Alan Beeler; Brian Church; Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiří Petrdlík
7:16
13
Inhuman Henry
Alan Beeler; Eric Christopher Perry; Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Petr Vronský
7:38
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    51:10
This collection of Alan Beeler's recent works for ensembles both small and large shines the spotlight on his vocal music and features a large cast of gifted singers and musicians. The pieces range from settings of poetry by Dorothy Sutton to orchestral and choral exploration of well known Shaker hymns. Two compositions which revel in the eccentric close out the album. The impish humour of Lewis Carroll has always been a favourite of Beeler’s and the composer’s setting of the beloved Jabberwocky proves the match is a good one. The much more obscure Inhuman Henry by A.E. Houseman forms the basis for the last selection, a fable about the importance of accepting the unusual and unexpected.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Navona Studio Masters

After He Died, Cold Iron Bars of Winter, and A History of Laughter recorded May 14, 2014 at Futura Productions in Roslindale MA
Recording session producer: Andy Happel
Recording session engineer: John Weston

Bybee Pottery, Kentucky Race Track, Relatively Speaking, and When We Got Married recorded December 7, 2015 at Futura Productions in Roslindale MA
Recording session producer: Andy Happel
Recording session engineer: John Weston

Symphony No. 3: “Shaker Hymns” recorded June 24, 2015 in Târgu Mureş, Romania
Recording session producer: Bob Lord
Recording session engineer: Mircea Dragan

Jabberwocky recorded January 10, 2015 at Reduta Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Recording session producer: Pavel Kuncar
Recording session engineer: Aleš Dvořák

Jabberwocky vocal recorded February 10, 2016 at MixOne Studios in Boston MA
Recording session producer: Matt Konrad
Recording session engineer: Adam Weiss

Inhuman Henry recorded March 3, 2015 at Reduta Hall, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Recording session producer: Pavel Kuncar
Recording session engineer: Aleš Dvořák

Inhuman Henry vocal recorded March 18, 2016 at MixOne Studios in Boston MA
Recording session producer: Matt Konrad
Recording session engineer: Adam Weiss

Executive producer: Bob Lord
Executive A&R: Sam Renshaw
Recording session manager: Matt Konrad
Audio director: Jeff LeRoy
Editing and mixing: Andy Happel, Shaun Michaud
Mastering: Shaun Michaud
Production engineer: Nate Hunter
Art and production director: Brett Picknell
Graphic design: Emily Roulo
Marketing: Morgan MacLeod

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