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William BrooksPaul Fowler

Contemporary works for women's choir

The Crossing/Donald Nally

Innova 856

A compelling selection of innovative works by male composers, headed by David Lang and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, to texts which are absorbing in their own rights.

The Crossing is a feisty Philadelphian choir based at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, and all the members are named, which they well deserve. Also to be noted, Innova's very beautiful Elizabeth Haidle.

David Evan Thomas Van Stiefel Gao Hong
Daniel Bernard Roumain

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet & Gao Hong pi-pa

cover image Caroline latham-Stiefel

Innova 858

This programme interested me (and probably our readers) far less than that of the Vida Guitar Quartet, but the three Guangxi Impressions by a pi-pa star are fascinating gems; I would recommend purchasing them as downloads.

Peter Grahame Woolf