Release Date: July 1, 2011
Catalog #: NV5854
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century

Good News Falls Gently

Patricia Morehead composer

Carolyn Hove English Horn; Philip Morehead conductor
Abraham Stokman piano; Philip Morehead piano
Barbara Ann Martin soprano; Jonita Lattimore soprano

GOOD NEWS FALLS GENTLY features the works of Chicago-based composer and oboist Patricia Morehead: Disquieted Souls, inspired by pre-Christian Celtic legends of goddesses and the supernatural; The Handmaid’s Tale, motivated by the chilling, futuristic writing of Canadian writer Margaret Atwood; It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers, a reflection on modern times and the proclivity towards bad news; Ladders of Anxiety, an abstract work inspired by colorful medical charts that taps into our inner anxieties; and Good News Falls Gently, a setting of the poetry of Chicago-based writer Regina Harris Baiocchi that portrays an intense spiritual faith from a feminist perspective.


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Artist Information

Patricia Morehead


Oboist and composer Patricia Morehead earned her B.M in Oboe from New England Conservatory and her Ph.D in Composition from the University of Chicago. Additionally, she holds diplomas from the Royal Toronto Conservatory of Music, Paris Conservatoire National de Music (France), and Accademia Chigiana di Siena (Italy). Her principal teachers in oboe include Myrtil Morel, Etienne Baudo, Ralph Gomberg, John Mack, and Lothar Faber, and John Eaton, Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, and Samuel Dolin in composition.