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Cello spirituals on the radio

Walked into WRTI on Saturday to tape a few more Now is the Time shows, and Mark Pinto was there holding down the fort, cataloging CDs during the Rigoletto broadcast and preparing for his post-opera airtime. “Hey, I’ve programmed your cello spirituals on New Releases,”...

Two CDs released?

Definitely one, and maybe two CDs will be released this weekend. Vespers, we’re still waiting to hear for certain, but a box  o’CDs may show up at the Piffaro concerts February 13–15. I plan to be at Friday’s concert at St. Mark’s in Center City Philadelphia. The CD of...

Book Two Recording

Last month Anne Martindale Williams, Paul Jones, and I got together to rehearse the American Spirituals, Book Two for the upcoming CD. They rehearsed, that is. I hovered and said those things composers say at those times when musicians rehearse and composers hover....