• Woven in Time

    Catalog #: NV6369

    Release Date: October 22, 2021

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    An eclectic collection of cultural themes, WOVEN IN TIME is grounded in connections made through distant timestamps. Each piece weaves culture and ideas of the past with a modern approach to composition, revitalizing and repurposing the popular culture and literature of yesterday into contemporary music for our enjoyment today.

    Discover
  • Winter’s Warmth

    Catalog #: NV6091

    Release Date: April 14, 2017

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    One of the central tenets of Albert Camus’ philosophy is the indomitability of the human spirit, a subject on which he famously mused that “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” This quote encapsulates the theme of WINTER’S WARMTH, Navona’s latest orchestral compilation featuring works from John A. Carollo, J.A. Kawarsky, Andrew Schultz, and R. Barry Ulrich. These composers present conceptual pieces that all act as soundtracks to our resiliency during the toughest moments of the human experience.

    Discover
  • Window Panes

    Catalog #: NV6304

    Release Date: August 14, 2020

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Solo Instrumental
    Orchestra
    Piano
    Voice

    Navona presents WINDOW PANES, a cross section of works by compositional veteran Elizabeth R. Austin. The collection is the first to comprise a lifetime of the American's works into one album: and as the title insinuates, it is an album full of interwoven associations, subconscious reminiscences and intense melodic reflections, with decades of labor condensed into an hour of listening.

    Discover
  • Voices of the Night

    Catalog #: NV6425

    Release Date: May 13, 2022

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    With VOICES OF NIGHT, composer Richard E Brown introduces a formidable set of works to American orchestral repertoire. His lush orchestration gives his works depth and texture, while individual instruments cut through to create musical narratives that whisk listeners through lyrical passages and dancelike rhythms. While his pieces thrive on the suspenseful and dramatic, they are by no means a pure emotional onslaught—for every build and crescendo, Brown returns to calmness and simplicity. His ability to wrest control of the orchestra from rafter-shaking crests to gentle melodies provides each piece with breathing room, making them all the more powerful.

    Discover
  • Virtuosity

    Catalog #: NV6223

    Release Date: April 26, 2019

    21st Century
    Chamber
    Orchestral
    Clarinet
    Orchestra
    String Orchestra

    Characterized by a unique style of instrumentation and experimentation with formality, VIRTUOSITY is the colorful expression of composer John Robertson's symphonic creativity. VIRTUOSITY combines a clarinet and a trumpet concerto, a symphony, and an orchestral fantasy based on a Maori love story – all on one album.

    Discover
  • Vallarta Suite

    Catalog #: NV6117

    Release Date: August 25, 2017

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    New Zealand born, Canada based composer John Robertson’s album VALLARTA SUITE showcases the continuation of classic orchestral traditions into the present day. The album’s three works testify to Robertson’s flexible compositional voice, which expresses playful, grand, and romantic materials within a welcoming style based on nineteenth century, and early twentieth century precedents. Performed expertly by the Jánaček Philharmonic Orchestra, VALLARTA SUITE is defined by beautiful melodies, confident orchestration, and classic musical forms.

    Discover
  • Triptych Revelation

    Catalog #: NV6099

    Release Date: June 9, 2017

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    Electronic
    Orchestra
    Trumpet

    TRIPTYCH REVELATION, composer Sergio Cervetti’s seventh album with Navona, presents works from across four decades of his extensive career. Though a fair bit of time separates these pieces, the album’s three works all feature unique explorations of apocalyptic themes, inspired by themes drawn from the New Testament, nineteenth century French literature, and Flemish art of the sixteenth century.

    Discover
  • Torrid Nature Scenes

    Catalog #: NV5915

    Release Date: May 1, 2013

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Stage Works
    Orchestra

    TORRID NATURE SCENES, an album of chamber works from Australian composer Nicholas Vines, presents a series of musical landscapes that instill both anxiety and ebullience in the listener. Through his innovative use of woodwinds, voice, and chamber ensemble, Vines - a composer lauded for his "crackling style" (NewMusicBox) and called "compellingly original" (Boston Phoenix) and "both humorous and unsettling" (WGBH) - asks us to consider representations of nature fueled not by a passing glance of a wondrous vista, but by a series of creative engines wracked with self-burning energy, profound fury, and breath-filled life.

    Discover
  • Tomorrow’s Air

    Catalog #: NV6108

    Release Date: September 8, 2017

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Large Ensemble
    Orchestra

    Navona Records is proud to present TOMORROW’S AIR, a collection of contemporary music for large ensemble, written by composers in a variety of styles and genres. Listeners will recognize several names as PARMA regulars, including Daniel Perttu, Hans Bakker, and Paul Osterfield.

    Discover
  • Through Time and Place

    Catalog #: NV6273

    Release Date: March 13, 2020

    20th Century
    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra
    Voice

    PARMA is proud to present THROUGH TIME AND PLACE, an ambitious cross-section of James Lentini's extensive catalog. The award-winning guitarist and composer impresses with massive tonal landscapes which can be considered exemplary in contemporary American serious music. THROUGH TIME AND PLACE's title is aptly chosen: the album contains a collection of previously unreleased recordings made over the course of Lentini's long career.

    Discover
  • Three Theatre Pieces and Chopin

    Catalog #: NV6272

    Release Date: April 24, 2020

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Stage Works
    Orchestra
    Saxophone
    Wind Ensemble

    Longtime Navona Records artist Michael G. Cunningham showcases his penchant for storytelling on THREE THEATRE PIECES AND CHOPIN, an album rife with theatrical wonders that delight both the ears and the imagination.

    Discover
  • Three Stories By Hans Christian Andersen

    Catalog #: NV6394

    Release Date: April 1, 2022

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    With narration by award-winning actor Rob Dean, Jan Järvlepp brings classic tales to life on THREE STORIES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Little Match Girl, and The Emperor's New Clothes, along with other works by Järvlepp, open a new world of imagination for the youth of today and conjoin the countless capabilities of oral and musical storytelling. Join the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra and Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra on this thrilling ride through these childhood classics.

    Discover
  • Three Orchestral Works

    Catalog #: NV6122

    Release Date: October 13, 2017

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    THREE ORCHESTRAL WORKS BY DWIGHT BECKHAM, SR. marks a tremendous sample of American composer Dwight Beckham’s lyrical style and command of the orchestra. Based in Kansas, Beckham is part of an important generation of composers who, in the latter half of the twentieth century, persisted in their pursuit of a classically Romantic aesthetic. To this end, Beckham’s orchestral music is stalwartly thematic, crisply orchestrated, and centered on dramatic melodic and harmonic ideas.

    Discover
  • The Transfiguration of Giovanni Baudino

    Catalog #: NV6109

    Release Date: August 1, 2017

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    John A. Carollo’s newest release, THE TRANSFIGURATION OF GIOVANNI BAUDINO is a fascinating mixture of music written for different orchestral instrumentations and with wildly varying intended emotional responses. The composer himself may best define the intangible aspect of his music’s emotive intentions, writing, “I have always preferred to let music speak for itself. We each derive our own unique personal meanings from our listening experiences and most of it is felt viscerally.”

    Discover
  • The Suite

    Catalog #: NV6324

    Release Date: January 22, 2021

    21st Century
    Baroque
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    Though there are thousands of languages and countless political differences across the world, people tend to come together through equally endless forms of music and dance. On THE SUITE, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Orlando Cela, focuses the lens on the Baroque dance suite as a method of expression that’s ripe for international flavor, artistic individualism, and human storytelling.

    Discover
  • The Real Beeler

    Catalog #: NV5976

    Release Date: October 14, 2014

    21st Century
    Concertos
    Orchestral
    Clarinet
    Orchestra
    Violin

    On his debut solo Navona Records release, THE REAL BEELER, composer Alan Beeler presents his refined and distinguishable orchestral voice, exploring various harmonic and melodic forms and structures as well as the serial techniques of the Second Viennese School. In Symphony No. 1 and No. 4, the composer creates intricate atmospheres and moving textural soundscapes, generally derived from the composer's preset tone rows.

    Discover
  • The Palace of the Dreamking

    Catalog #: NV6257

    Release Date: November 15, 2019

    21st Century
    Chamber
    Orchestral
    Brass Ensemble
    Orchestra
    String Quartet

    Peter Greve may be seen as a prime example for music as a late vocation – though it's hard to believe when one hears how deeply his creations root in the bon ton of contemporary musical academia. THE PALACE OF THE DREAMKING offers a cross-section through Greve's eclectic and wildly experimental body of compositional work.

    Discover
  • The Music of Sparky Davis

    Catalog #: NV5897

    Release Date: January 1, 2013

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Solo Instrumental
    Orchestra
    Piano

    About 100 years ago, classical music made a jagged turn away from the harmonic structures that had comprised its underpinnings for several centuries. This departure was early-on dubbed atonalism, and opposed the functional harmony that prevailed during the great musical flourishing of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Composer Sparky Davis, who takes a "modern, not modernistic" approach to writing his music, continues this forward movement, expanding the vocabulary of music to include non-traditional elements and adding to the functional uses of long-established note combinations.

    Discover
  • The Mitten

    Catalog #: NV6132

    Release Date: December 1, 2017

    21st Century
    Holiday
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    Based on the Ukrainian folktale of the same name, THE MITTEN presents a world built using simple narration as its foundation and a complex composition creating the surrounding universe. Composer Mona Lyn Reese needs only to speak a few short sentences from a children’s tale in each track, and then lets the performers in the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra carry the details of the story deep into the imagination.

    Discover
  • The Last Musician of Ur

    Catalog #: NV5891

    Release Date: November 1, 2012

    21st Century
    Orchestral
    Orchestra

    In April 2003, the earliest stringed instrument ever found, the Gold Lyre of Ur, was damaged by looters at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. In 2004, British harpist Andrew Lowings constructed an authentic and playable replica, and enlisted the help of composer Michael Mauldin to promote the project. Moved by the instrument's legacy and the narrative possibilities of the project, Mauldin composed The Last Musician of Ur for orchestra and harp, crafting a flowing narrative following the last musician to play the historic instrument as she is torn between inescapable destruction and the hope of timeless, international peace.

    Discover