Now Is the Time, 2009


Contemporary means “with the times”… contemporary means “now”… and Now Is the Time. Join me for Now Is the Time, every Sunday night at 10 o’clock on WRTI-HD2 and on the all-classical webstream at Contemporary American music is being recorded all the time, and Now Is the Time to take a listen and explore the music of American composers today. All types… all styles… contemporary American music on Now Is the Time, every Sunday night at 10 o’clock on WRTI-HD2. Listen on HD radio or online here. Here’s the theme music, without my on-air yakking over it:

Jan 4 2009. No broadcast

Jan 11 2009. 027

Margaret Brouwer—Light

Pierre Jalbert—Trio

Michael Whalen—Rain in the City

Alice Gomez—High-Life

Jan 18 2009. 028

Kenji Bunch—Suite for Viola and Piano

Efraín Amaya—Dúo ami

George Crumb—Five Pieces for Piano

Efraín Amaya—Pájaros de tres alas

Jan 25 2009. 029

Paul Richards—Hypercube

Jeffrey Mumford—Fragments from the surrounding evening

Marc Satterwhite—Memento mori I: Red Carnations in White Lace Curtains

Vivian Fung—Miniatures

Paul Richards—The Great Octopus

Feb 1 2009. 030

Eric Whitacre—Lux aurumque

Adam Berenson—The Reclamation, parts 1–4

Eric Whitacre—Cloudburst

Charles Abramovic—Unanswered Hands

Feb 8 2009. 031

Harold Boatrite—Sonata for Piano

John Adams—Pat’s Aria (from Nixon in China) [for piano]

Richard Brodhead—Sonata Classica

Feb 15 2009. 032

Leslie Bassett—Brass Quintet

Ezra Laderman—Aldo

Jeremy Gill—Suite for Brass

Feb 22 2009. 033

Eric Sessler—Fantasy for Organ Solo

Ronn McFarlane—Cathedral Cave

Ronn McFarlane—Indigo Road

Ronn McFarlane—Rosa

Paul Richards—A Butterfly Coughs in Africa

George Crumb—Vox Balanae

Mar 1 2009. 034

Carl Berky—Frozen Vibrations

David M. Gordon—Friction Systems

Robert Ceely—Three Satires

Dennis DeSantis—strange imaginary remix

Mar 8 2009. 035

Harold Farberman—Quintessence

Timothy Greatbatch—Scenes from the Brothers Grimm (Book I)

Robert Moran—Obrigado

Ezra Laderman—Sextet

Mar 15 2009. 036

Donald Crockett—The Ceiling of Heaven

Evan Chambers—Cold Water Dry Stone

Jonathan Sacks—Incantations: Book V

Mar 22 2009. 037

Sheila Silver—Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Sheila Silver—Prelude No. 1 for piano “D’après poèmes de Baudelaire,” La mer à Cassis

Mar 29 2009. 038

Eric Whitacre—i will wade out

Jorge Martín—Wand’ring Steps and Slow

Hilary Tann—Nothing Forgotten

Gerald Levinson—At the Still Point of the World, There the Dance Is

Apr 5 2009. 039

Mark Alburger—The Twelve Fingers

Lettie Beckon Alston—Three Rhapsodies for Piano

Karen Walwyn—The New and Marvelous

Emiliano Pardo-Tristán—Son-Sonete

Apr 12 2009. 040

Beata Moon—1, 2, 3

Joseph Koykkar—Panache

Ronn McFarlane—Chocolate Factory

Jennifer Higdon—Zaka

Robert Moran—Kboco

Apr 19 2009. 041

Paul Moravec—Mood Swings

Ron McFarland—Les Hommages Preludes

John Harbison—String Quartet No. 3

Apr 26 2009. 042

Harold Boatrite—Sonata-Fantasia for Harpsichord

Adolphus Hailstork—The Song of Deborah

Nancy Galbraith—Inquiet Spirits

Darrell Handel—Orpheus Left his Heart

Nancy Galbraith—Piano Sonata No. 1, movements 2, 3

May 3 2009. 043

Curt Cacioppo—Pawnee Preludes for Piano

Efraín Amaya—Wuaraira Repano

David Bennett Thomas—Steeples in My Soul

Curt Cacioppo—Snake Dance

May 10 2009. 044

Daniel Roihl—Amen 2

Augusta Read Thomas—In My Sky at Twilight

Christopher Theofanidis—Flow, My Tears

Daniel Roihl—Amen 3

Diane Wittry—Mist

Daniel Roihl—Shaker Hymn

Daniel Roihl—Amen 4

May 17 2009. 045

Dinos Constantinides—Homage, A Folk Concerto

Steve Reich—Six Marimbas

Steven Mackey—Indigenous Instruments

May 24 2009. 046

David N. Baker—Concerto for Tuba

Elliott Carter—Shard

Cynthia Folio—When the Spirit Catches You…

Guy Klucevsek—Wing/Prayer

May 31 2009. 047

Ingrid Arauco—Jasper

Benjamin Broening—Via Negativa: Cloud of Forgetting

Ingrid Arauco—Triptych

Philip Glass—Days and Nights in Rocinha

Michael Horvit—Aleinu (Adoration)

Jun 7 2009. 048

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz—No Money (Lullaby for Bill)

Lisa Bielawa—A Collective Cleansing

Raoul Pleskow—Chamber Setting with Voice

Steve Reich—You Are (Variations)

Jun 14 2009. 049

Leslie Burrs—Voyeuristic Absurdities

Carl Berky—Boogie Cadenza

David Z. Durant—Choragus Revisited

Stacy Garrop—String Quartet No. 2: Demons and Angels

Jun 21 2009. 050

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz—Iskajtbrz

Margaret Brouwer—Under the Summer Tree…

Wendy Mae Chambers—Night of the Shooting Stars

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz—The Warbler’s Garden

Jun 28 2009. 051

Michael Daugherty—Red Cape Tango

Allan Crossman—Millennium Overture Dance

Aaron Jay Kernis—Sarabanda in Memoriam

Jonathan Sacks—Sirian Blue

Guy Klucevsek—Tangocide

Jul 5 2009. 052

Joan Tower—Fanfare No. 3 for the Uncommon Woman

Adam Berenson—Blue Red and White

Jul 12 2009. 053

Alvin Curran—Endangered species

Beata Moon—Guernica

Steve Reich—Sextet

Curt Cacioppo—Fantasy-Choruses on “This Little Light of Mine”

Jul 19 2009. 054

John Harbison—Fantasia on a Ground

Elliott Carter—String Quartet No. 3

Milton Babbitt—Three Cultivated Choruses

Steven R. Gerber—Une saison en enfer

Jul 26 2009. No broadcast

Aug 2 2009. 055

James Primosch—Meditation on “What Wondrous Love is This?”

Jorge Martín—Piano Fantasy on Sredni Vashtar

Samuel Adler—In Praise of Bach

Pamela Decker—Retablo III: Victimae Paschali

Jason Eckardt—Echoes’ White Veil

Aug 9 2009. 056

Milton Babbitt—Allegro Penseroso

Judith Lang Zaimont—Hitchin’—a travellin’ groove

Maurice Wright—Sonata for Piano

Neil Rolnick—The Economic Engine

Aug 16 2009. 057

Ezra Laderman—Simões

Larry Kucharz—Blue Drawing No. 06

Jay Reise—Concerto for Cello and 13 Instruments

Aug 23 2009. 058

Michael Horvit—Invocation & Exultation

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz—Softening Cries

Carl Berky—Baroqueisms of Pleasure

Andrea Clearfield—Romanza for Violin and Chamber Orchestra

Aug 30 2009. 059

Larry Kucharz—City Street Scenes II

Robert Maggio—Riddle

John Melby—Concerto for Computer and Orchestra

Eric Whitacre—When David heard

Sep 6 2009. 060

Evan Chambers—The Fire Hose Reel

Daniel Dorff—Three Fun Fables

Margaret Brouwer—Demeter Prelude

Peter Boyer—Ghosts of Troy

Leo Kraft—L’Unicorno

Kari Juusela—Apollo and Daphne

Sep 13 2009. No broadcast

Sep 20 2009. 062

David Kechley—Voices from the Garden

George Crumb—Eleven Echoes of Autumn

Katherine Hoover—Canyon Echoes

Sep 27 2009. 063

Michael Fiday—9 Haiku

Margaret Garwood—Haiku Zoo

Robert Xavier Rodríguez—Forbidden Fire

Michael Fiday—Dharma Pops

Oct 4 2009. 061

Philip Glass / Robert Moran—The Juniper Tree (excerpts)

Mark Alburger—Symphony No. 1

Oct 11 2009, rebroadcast of Sep 27 2009

Oct 18 2009. 065

Tomas Svoboda—Nine Etudes in Fugue Style, Vol. 1

Arne Running—Concertino for English Horn and String Orchestra

Mark Olivieri—Hommage à trois

Oct 25 2009. 066

Klaus George Roy—Inaugural Fantasia

Paul Epstein—Landscape Variations: Book II

C. Bryan Rulon—Res Facta

Steve Reich—Electric Counterpoint

Nov 1 2009. 067

John Zorn—Makahaa

Michael Angell—Sojourn

Jennifer Higdon—Impressions

Beth Anderson—Belgian Tango

John Zorn—Samarkan

Nov 8 2009. 068

Anna Weesner—Falling In

Christopher Berg—Portrait en miniature de Madame de Sévigné

Rodney Rogers—Two Views

Nov 15 2009, no broadcast

Nov 22 2009. 064

Mark Hagerty—High Octane

Robert J. Bradshaw—Solo No. 7 “Elucidate”

Joel Mandelbaum—Light and Shade

Jane O’Leary—Silenzio della Terra

Rain Worthington—Yet Still Night

Nov 29 2009. 069

Cornelius Dufallo—transcendence

Robert Maggio—Aristotle

Michael Gandolfi—The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Part 2

Cornelius Dufallo—waiting for you

Cornelius Dufallo—lighthouse

Cornelius Dufallo—naiad

Dec 6 2009. 070

Beata Moon—Submerged

Matthew Greenbaum—on the river the shadowy group

C. James Sheppard—Blue River

Jerod Impichchaachaahá Tate—Tracing Mississippi, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Ronn McFarlane—Uncharted Waters

Dec 13 2009, no broadcast

Dec 20 2009, no broadcast

Dec 27 2009. 073

Ronn McFarlane—Early Christmas Morning

John Harbison—The Three Wise Men

Carson Cooman—It is I, from Revelations of Divine Love

Michael Horvit—Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra

David Bennett Thomas—O Magnum Mysterium

Justin Rubin—Variations on “Nun kom’, der Heiden Heiland”