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Paradigm Lost
PRISM Quartet
(2017)

On this recording:
Prism (Memo 6b) (2008)

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Vincent
Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera Chorus
Arthur Fagen, conductor
Naxos 8669037-38 (2017)

On this recording:
Vincent

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Of Love Of You
A Tribute to Emery W. Harper
Todd Crow, piano
MSR Music 1611 (2016)

On this recording:
Impromptu No. 2 for piano

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Piano Music (1960-2010)
Ursula Oppens, Robert Levin
Bridge 9415 (2013)

On this recording:
Espressione IV
Impromptu
Memo 5
Preludes
Tre Espressioni

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Le Tambourin Suites 1 & 2, Canti dell'Eclisse, Ceremonial 3
The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti and Gerard Schwarz; Thomas Paul, bass
New World Records 80392 (2013)

On this recording:
Canti dell'Eclisse
Ceremonial 3
Le Tambourin Suites 1 & 2

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Now Again
Network for New Music with Jan Krzywicki, conductor and Janice Felty, Mezzo-soprano
Albany TROY 1194 (2010)

On this recording:
"now again" fragments from Sappho
Prelude...sans voix parmi les voix...
Scherzi
Walcott Songs

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RANDS Prelude - Sans voix parmi les voix - Scherzi - Walcott Songs - "now again" fragments from Sappho. Network for New Music. ALBANY 1194.

Here the long-term Network-Rands relationship results in definitive performances of seminal works by one of the world's great living composers...with whom it it has worked and partnered for many years. This isn't easy stuff to play, because it requires not only virtuosic musicianship, but also contemporary-music chops...to record these never-before-recorded but often-programmed Rands pieces.

Rands's Prelude (2004) is sublimely performed. The mystical thing about Rands's writing is that the instruments don't seem to be playing as an ensemble; rather it's as if they accidentally coincided at the same time in the same key. A gorgeous harp solo follows.

Scherzi is a playful and sensitive piece. Rands isn't difficult listening, and...the effect is almost always disarming and transporting. Rands also invents all the time...and produces a random, brittle sound but it always seems to make sense in the end.

Now Again - fragments from Sappho is the pièce de résistance. It is based on fragments of the ancient poet Sappho (fragments are just the sort of thing Rands loves). The configuration is wild, with three female voices, trumpet, a string trio, harp and percussion. In the modalized atmosphere that Rands creates, a montage of fragments somehow coalesces to create a portrait of Sappho and her ancient world. It's as much a dramatic piece as it is a musical one, but in this case it's a puzzle that comes together to form more puzzles. Underneath, however, there is a consistent poignancy that makes this three-dimensional quilt drip with humor and sadness mixed.
— Fanfare, January/February 2011


Canti Trilogy
Boston Modern Orchestra Project conducted by Gil Rose
Arsis Records CD156 (2005)

On this recording:
Canti dell'Eclisse
Canti del Sole
Canti Lunatici

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The Vision of Francis Goelet: Works by Aaron Copland, Roger Sessions, George Perle, Bernard Rands
The American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein
New World Records 80631 (2005)

On this recording:
"...where the murmurs die..."

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Canti Lunatici, Canti Del Sole, Obbligato
SONOR Ensemble; Carol Plantamura, Soprano; Paul Sperry, Tenor; Miles Anderson, trombone
New World Records NWCR591 (1994)

On this recording:
Canti del Sole
Canti Lunatici
Obbligato Memo 2C

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Requiem of Reconciliation
Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Krakauer Kammerchor, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Helmuth Rilling; soloists
Hänssler Classics CD 98.931 (1995)

On this recording:
Interludium

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The Music of Bernard Rands
Cleveland Chamber Symphony conducted by Edwin London
Albany Records TROY355 (1999)

On this recording:
Madrigali
Metalepsis II
Triple Concerto

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Eclipse: The Music of Bernard Rands
TNC Recordings CD-1423 (2003)

On this recording:
Canti dell'Eclisse
London Serenade
Madrigali

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Dream Journal
Network for New Music; Richard Woodhams, oboe
Albany Records TROY 488 (2002)

On this recording:
Concertino

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Walton, W.: Henry V Suite / Cello Concerto / Violin Sonata / Rands, B.: 3 Canzoni Senza Parole
Oregon Symphony conducted by James DePriest
Delos International DE 3342 (2006)

On this recording:
Tre Canzoni Senza Parole

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Love Songs
Woodley Ensemble conducted by Frank Albinder
Arsis Records CD138 (2004)

On this recording:
Canti d'Amor

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Chanticleer
Teldec 3984-24570-2 (1999)

On this recording:
Canti d'Amor

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Sound Encounters
Cleveland Chamber Symphony
GM Recordings GM 2039 (1994)

On this recording:
Madrigali

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The Composer's Voice: New Music From Bowling Green, Vol. 2
Bowling Green Philharmonia
Albany Records TROY 490 (

On this recording:
"...body and shadow..."

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New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble
New England Conservatory Ensemble conducted by Frank L. Battisti
Albany Records TROY 340 (1999)

On this recording:
Ceremonial

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Harvard Composers
Mendelssohn String Quartet
Bis BIS-SACD-1264 (2003)

On this recording:
String Quartet No. 2

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Visions in Metaphor
John Sampen, saxophone
Albany Records TROY 442 (2001)

On this recording:
Memo 6

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"...in the receding mist..."
North/South Consonance Ensemble
North / South Recordings N/S R 1003 (1995)

On this recording:
"...in the receding mist..."

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Music for Chamber Ensemble
Boston Musica Viva conducted by Richard Pittman
NEUMA Records 450-79 (1995)

On this recording:
"...in the receding mist..."

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Fanfares and Passages
Atlantic Brass Quintet
Mark Records 4247-MCD (2002)

On this recording:
Fanfare

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Twentieth-Century American Music
The University of Iowa Center for New Music; Mark Weiger, oboe
Capstone Records CPS-8762 (2006)

On this recording:
Concertino

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The American Collection
Max Lifchitz, piano
North / South Recordings N/S R 1014 (1998)

On this recording:
Tre Espressioni

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When Wind Comes to Sparse Bamboo
Demetrius Spaneas, saxophone
Capstone Records CPS-8717 (2003)

On this recording:
Memo 6

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Paradigm
Cincinnati Wind Symphony conducted by Eugene Migliaro Corporon
Klavier Music Productions KCD-11059 (1995)

On this recording:
Ceremonial

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A roaring flame
Corrado Canonici, double bass
NMC Records NMC D079 (2007)

On this recording:
Memo 1

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The President's Own
Col Michael J. Colburn, Director United States Marine Band, Gerard Schwarz, Conductor
USMB-CD-11127 (2012)

On this recording:
Ceremonial



Ceremonial
University of Texas Arlington Wind Symphony, Douglas Stotter, conductor
Mark Records 9835-MCD (2012)

On this recording:
Ceremonial

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