Lukas Foss: The Prairie

Lukas Foss's The Prairie is a secular oratorio based on Carl Sandburg's epic poem of the same name. Drawing upon Sandburg's journey through the landscape and lives of the Midwest in the 1900s, Foss has embarked on a journey of his own, creating an iconic work of American classical music that embodies the hardships and optimism that defined a generation of men and women braving industrialization in America.

Price: $19.99
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Poem by Carl Sandburg
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1007
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Disc 1: 53:02
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November 2008
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Eric Sawyer: Our American Cousin

Our American Cousin is a monumental work of American contemporary opera, which draws upon the tragic events of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. A collaborative invention of composer Eric Sawyer and librettist John Shoptaw, the opera juxtaposes past with present, comedy with tragedy, musical period references with operatic genre pieces, all within a language of lyrical extended tonality.

Price: $35.99
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Libretto by John Shoptaw
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1006
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Disc 1: 67:00
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July 2008
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Lee Hyla: Lives of the Saints

Lee Hyla's epic Lives of the Saints is a set of psychological character studies filled with fierce musical and spiritual imagination, inspired by a diverse group of 13th- and 14th-century writings by or about saints. Through his masterful composition of colors, textures, and rhythmic impulses, Hyla evokes a landscape of torment, delirium, and ecstasy. The lyrical At Suma Beach (based on a Noh play) provides a satisfying contrast to Lives's turbulence.

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At Suma Beach
Recording Catalog Number 
1003
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Disc 1: 68:01
Recording Release Date 
May 2008
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Gunther Schuller: Journey into Jazz

BMOP/sound's latest release is the first compilation album of Gunther Schuller's works for the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet. Creator of the "Third Stream," Schuller is a master of weaving the structural complexities found in contemporary classical music with the improvisational elements of jazz. Reminiscent of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, Journey into Jazz is the story of Eddy Jackson, a boy who is introduced to and learns to play jazz. Schuller himself narrates the work, which was written by famed jazz critic and author Nat Hentoff.

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Variants | Concertino
Recording Catalog Number 
1004
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Disc 1: 58:16
Recording Release Date 
June 2008
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Michael Gandolfi: Y2K Compliant

BMOP's CD proves that Gandolfi is a master of innumerable musical characters: lush, theatrical, evocative, and more

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Points of Departure | Themes from a Midsummer Night
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1002
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Disc 1: 52:43
Recording Release Date 
April 2008
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John Harbison: Ulysses

“Rose and BMOP are expert champions of this neglected score...a compelling achievement.” (Gramophone)

Price: $16.99
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Complete Ballet
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1001
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Disc 1: 80:32
Recording Release Date 
March 2008
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