When There Is Peace: An Armistice Oratorio

Photo of the CD When There is Peace

By Zachary Wadsworth, Assistant Professor of Music. Available on iTunes. Told in the words of Great War-era poets and the found writings of infantrymen in the trenches, When There Is Peace draws the listener in to experience the journey from war through that tenuous moment when word of… Continue reading »

Taking Turns: My Turn

CD cover for Taking Turns: My Turn

Fletcher Clark ’69. Flécha3 Music, August 2018. Available on Amazon. In 2010, Texas songwriter Fletcher Clark produced and released on Armadillo Records a collection of twelve of his songs by twelve different artists. Like a big song swap, he branded it Taking Turns. This… Continue reading »

SMALL STONES: Modern Piano Music

Featuring music by Daniel Perttu ’01. Navona Records, February 2018. Born out of a visit to Stonehenge, Perttu’s compositions expand on the pebble of a simple vision into a larger, more complex structure. In her ambitious, emotional performance, DeSalvo is translating Perttu’s pursuit to achieve full comprehension… Continue reading »

The Wild

By Kris Delmhorst ’92. Available on the artist’s website, September 2017. THE WILD – the moving, emotionally charged new album from Kris Delmhorst – comes to terms with what Greg Brown memorably called “All this terror and grace.” The stakes rise as we go along. Our babies arrive… Continue reading »

Ennemi du Sommeil

A polyphonic dream trio featuring Liv Østhus ’96, Bergerette sings French sex pop of the 12th – 18th centuries. Ennemi du Sommeil also highlights Portland composer Christopher Corbell, whose two settings of Baudelaire poems were created specifically for Bergerette (and who created an opera—“Viva’s Holiday”—based on Østhus’s first book). Available on… Continue reading »

The Far West

By Zachary Wadsworth, Assistant Professor of Music. Bridge Records, Inc., April 2016. The centerpiece of the CD is the title track, a cantata that features the poetry of Tim Dlugos, a New York poet who died of AIDS in 1990 while studying to become a priest. Continue reading »

Open Up The Doors

 By Fletcher Clark ’69. Flecha3Music, November 2015. A collection of folk-style songs from Clark’s Personal Hymnal that reflect his spirituality and ministry. Continue reading »

420 Special

By David Monnich ’12 and Jimi Morales ’12. Bandcamp. April 2015. The 420 Special is an EP released by David Monnich and Jimi Morales that combines Blues, Cumbia, Jazz and Salsa. Continue reading »

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