Cinco de Mayo is thought of as a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture. To that end I offer a fine piece of music by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez, his Symphony No. 2, Sinfonía India, written in 1935-6. This work is a symphony with three movements played without a break, and the composer employed melodies and instruments that originated with indigenous tribes of northern Mexico. At about 12 minutes in length, it is quite a succinct and evocative work that I think will delight you. Please follow the links within my text to learn more about the composer and his excellent music. […]
In Memoriam Christopher Rouse (1949-2019) I consider Dr. Christopher Rouse to be one of the great symphonists of our time, and I’ve been following his exquisitely dark and expressive compositions since I discovered his earlier orchestral works GORGON and The Infernal Machine. I recall him commenting in program notes that so much contemporary music had lost the ability to work in a true “allegro” tempo, so he deftly remedied that in several of his pieces. He’s also a master of “adagio” tempi—and everything in between. It was always exciting for me when his new works were performed and released—I knew […]
As has become my tradition, on the anniversaries of my birth I post something from my archive of creative works for those who are interested in my music, fiction, and art. This year, on my 61st birthday, I offer my Sonata Infernale et Romantique—a single movement work for piano recorded by the brilliant Dr. Mark Birnbaum, who gave its premiere in 1998 at the memorial concert for Magus Anton Szandor LaVey that we produced a year after his passing. Please follow this link to read my program notes and to download the sonata—there are both MP3 and M4A files. Last […]
New EP of Classically Inspired Music by Gyps Fulvus Turbulence & Tranquility is an EP of original orchestral music by Gyps Fulvus, influenced by concert composers & film composers of the past and contemporary times. Suspense, tension, clarity, & serenity are some of the many moods present within each of these works. Recorded between 2016-2018, these 5 compositions are diverse in style and vary in dynamic, texture, and emotion, inspired by the likes of Vangelis, John Cage, and Hans Zimmer. Click here to buy the physical CD for $7.99: Credit or PayPalOr click here to stream unlimited and buy the […]
Vox Satanae – Episode 376 This week we hear works by Pierre de Manchicourt, Luca Marenzio, Biagio Marini, Johann Joseph Fux, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Charles Gounod, Rued Langgaard, and Mark Adamo with performances by The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice, Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs, Davide Monti, Maria Cleary, Filippo Emanuele Ravizza, Florian Schmitt-Bohn, Joachim Köble, Christian Elsner, Ulrich Rausch, The Freiburg Cathedral Boys Choir, Members of The Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Raimund Hug, The Daniel String Quartet, The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard, Emily Pulley, Andrew Sullivan, The Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and Sylvia Alimena. Download episode 376.
Vox Satanae – Episode 372 This week we hear anonymous works as well as works by Antoine Brumel, Anthony Holborne, Peter Philips, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Louis-Claude Daquin, Georg Gebel The Younger, Carl Orff, and Witold Lutosławski with performances by Capella Gregoriana, The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, Parthenia, The Tudor Consort, Peter Walls, Tracy Smith Bessette, Christina Stelmacovitch, Brian Duyn, Curtis Streetman, The Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon, Vincent Boucher, Monika Mauch, Kai Wessel, Nico van der Meel, Peter Kooij, Cantus and Capella Turingia, Bernhard Klapprott, Elfie Pertramer, Paula Zwinkmann, The Tölzer Knabenchor, The Bavarian Radio Chorus, The Munich Radio Orchestra, Kurt Eichhorn, […]
Sound Sorcery – Episode 8 – Gyps Fulvus – Third Side Network Tune into this episode of Sound Sorcery as Gyps analyzes and discusses George Crumb’s chilling and terrifying masterpiece, “Black Angels.” (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)