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

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

Composer

Composer, oboist, and teacher Patricia Morehead is the founder of CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. She is currently Congress Chair and has been president of the International Alliance of Women in Music. She holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music (B.M. in oboe) and The University of Chicago (Ph.D. in composition) and diplomas from the Royal Toronto Conservatory of Music (Canada), the Conservatoire National de Musique (Paris, France) and the Accademia Chigiana (Siena, Italy). She has concertized as an oboist in North and South America, Europe and Asia. She made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1977, and she has commissioned and premiered more than 60 works written for her family of oboes.

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