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Beth Anderson: The Praying Mantis and The Bluebird

MS 1434

DDD
Stereo
FIRST RELEASE

Playing time: 73'57"
Tracks: 18
Booklet pages: 12
© 2013 Beth Anderson
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Beth Anderson: The Praying Mantis and The Bluebird published on 17 April 2015

Listen: Beth Anderson: Water Strider Corrente (Skate Suite) (track 6, 3:17-4:18)

Andrew Bolotowsky, Sankyo prima gold flute, alto flute, C flute, baroque flute, Shakuhachi, silver flute with Peter Noy wooden head joint
Gregory Bynum, recorder
David Bakamjian, cello
Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord
Beth Anderson, piano

Beth Anderson (born 1950):

1 The Praying Mantis and The Bluebird (1979, flute and piano)

Skate Suite (1979/2012, baroque flute, alto recorder, baroque cello and harpsichord)
2 Morse Code Preamble
3 Bisecting Canons
4 Developmental Waltz
5 Evolutionary Waltz
6 Water Strider Corrente
7 Oh, So: Arioso
8 Pectoral Balletto
9 Encircling Gigue

10 The Eighth Ancestor (1980, baroque flute, alto recorder, baroque cello and harpsichord)

11 Lullaby of the Eighth Ancestor (1980, C flute and piano)

12 Preparation for the Dominant: Outrunning the inevitable (1979, ocarina)

13 Dr Blood's Mermaid Lullaby (1980, flute and piano)

14 Shakuhachi Run (1981, shakuhachi)

15 Flute Swale (1995, alto flute)

16 September Swale (1999, flute and piano)

17 Comment (2003, flute)

18 Kummi Dance (2011, flute and piano)

Recorded 19 and 23 August 2012 at Patrych Sound Studios, New York (tracks 1 and 11-18) and 18 November 2012 at St John's Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, New York, USA (tracks 2-10)

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