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Outcrops and Upshots

Outcrops and Upshots

    (Second String Quartet)

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           Margaret Batjer and Sheryl Staples, violin;

          Roland Kato, viola; David Speltz,cello

7 Line Drawings

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   solo B-flat clarinet and B-flat bass clarinet

        Martin Walker, clarinet and bass clarinet

Four Done Deals, suite for piano

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          Barry Hannigan. piano

Selections for Solo Violin (from Set of Six for solo violin and percussion)

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        Pavel Farkas, violin

Calliope Dances

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    oboe and piano

        Francisco Castillo, oboe and Alexandra Pierce, piano

Traces in Movement

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    violin, piano, and percussion

        The Fuchs-Long Duo (Richard Fuchs, violin and Louanne Long, piano),

        Grey Barrier, percussion

“Alexandra Pierce’s chamber music is well made and expressive. It is very direct, in that there are no frills or tricks to obscure the ideas, which are very interesting. Pierce understands instruments and their players, and that knowledge is reflected in music that has ample challenges and rewards for players and listeners alike. All of the pieces of this well-performed and produced disc reward repeated hearings, particularly the string quartet Outcrops & Upshots, a fine piece whose musical depth belies its somewhat playful title. An outstanding release that shows the lasting power of intelligent, honest writing.”

    The American Record Guide (March/April 1999, p. 325)


“Alexandra Pierce is a gifted composer. Chamber works for violin, clarinet, oboe, piano and percussion in varied combinations, and a solid Second String Quartet, offer professional craft and keen sense of formal balance.”

                Turok’s Choice (Issue No. 98, March 1999)

Spring and Fall

from Settings for Unaccompanied Voice

    on Poems by William Blake

    The Sick Rose

    A Poison Tree

        Benjamin Pierce, baritone

Keener’s Way

        Barry Hannigan, piano

from Four Songs on Poems of James Joyce

    Chamber Music (All Day I hear the Noise of Waters)

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    Ecce Puer


        Benjamin Pierce, baritone

        Hye-Seon Choi, piano

Fool’s Gold

        Kirk Sharp, vibraphone

Spring and Fall: to a Young Child

    Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins

        Benjamin Pierce, baritone and Hye-Seon Choi, piano

Upslope, suite for piano

        Jeffrey Jacob. piano

Six Sentient Waltzes

        Alexandra Pierce, prepared piano

“Sensitive song settings by Alexandra Pierce, along with several sets of piano pieces, in exemplary performances (baritone Benjamin Pierce, et al., with her own performance of the pensive Six Sentient Waltzes for prepared piano).”

        Turok’s Choice (Issue No. 121, April, 2001)