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Josef Holbrooke, Ralph Vaughan Williams

On the first Saturday of the month Jack Moore and I host Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection on WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia and on the all-classical webstream at wrti.org. We also broadcast encore presentations of the entire Discoveries series (seven years and...

Vespers interview 2

Part 1 of the interview with Navona is here. My additional comments (now, three months after the interview) are in italics. 2. Do you draw inspiration from other musical works, art, literature, etc.? I’ve always been drawn to words, and find that setting them, or...

Places to buy Vespers, update

Amazon Allmusic Arkiv Music Barnes and Noble Borders The Crossing mp3va.com Navona Records Naxos Direct Piffaro Swapacd Tower Proudly in the Amazon Top 100 of Hot New Releases in Music… that is… > Any Category > Music > Classical > Historical Periods > Classical...

Vespers CD, more reviews

Uncle Dave Lewis, allmusic.com, 21 May 2009 The passages written for Piffaro alone… validate the faith they place in Smith; his thinking out of the centuries-old box in regard to Renaissance instruments leads to some novel combinations of texture… Vespers is an...