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Pacific Overtures, Part 2

Oo-ee baby - won't ya let me take you on a sea cruise… for a trip around the Pacific Rim! We’ve borrowed the title from Stephen Sondheim’s 1976 musical, and you’ll hear a selection from that when our tour reaches Asia. But first we start where we left off last week, in Chile and Columbia, then we head up into Mexico where we’ll hear Silvestre Revueltas and Carlos Chávez, before motoring to the Pacific Northwest and Canada, where we’ll hear music written by Glenn Gould’s piano teacher! Then everybody back on the boat for a long, long sail all the way down to the Philippines, to Java, to China, Korea, and Japan, and finally, because after a trip like this we could use a break, we land in the Hawai’ian Islands.

Program 1

Jimmy López: Perú Negro

Miguel Harth-Bedoya: Norwegian Radio Orchestra

Jimmy López: Perú Negro - Synesthesie - Lost of the Air - America Salvaje

Harmonia Mundi



Gentil Montaña: Suite Colombiana #2 - 3. Bambuco

José Antonio Escobar

Guitar Music Of Colombia

Naxos 8.573059



Revueltas Silvestre: Sensemaya

Leonard Bernstein: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Copland: El Salon Mexico - Gofe: Grand Canyon Suite

Sony Classical SMK 47544



Carlos Chávez: Symphony No. 2 'Sinfonia India'

Orquestra Filarmonica De La Cuidad De Mexico; Enrique Batiz

Three Symphonies




Manuel Ponce: Estrellita

Joshua Bell; Michael Stern: Orchestra Of St. Luke's        

Voice Of The Violin

Sony SK 97779 -2



Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia: Huapango

Orquestra Sinfonica de Xalapa

Moncayo: Huapango - Revueltas: Ocho X Radio & Sensamaya - Galindo: Sones de Mariachi - Halffter: Don Lindo de Aleria - Chávez: Sinfonia India


O.M. Records



Gentil Montaña: Suite Colombiana #2 - 4. El Porro

José Antonio Escobar

Guitar Music Of Colombia

Naxos 8.573059


Program 2

Jean Coulthard: The Bird of Dawning Singeth All Night Long

Campbell Trowsdale, violin,  Mario Bernardi: CBC Vancouver Orchestra        

Ovation, Vol. 1 Disc 2

CBC Records PSCD 2026



Jean Coulthard: Variations on BACH

John Ogdon

Ovation, Vol. 1 Disc 2

CBC Records PSCD 2026



Stephen Chatman: In flanders fields

Jon Washburn: Vancouver Chamber Choir

Due West Music of la musique de Stephen Chatman

CBC Records MVCD 1132



Chan Ka Nin: The Charmer  

Lawrence Cherney, Chamber Ensemble, Gary Kulesha

The Charmer

Centrediscs CMC CD 5395



Alberto Guerrero: Chants oubliés & Danse: Danse   

Joan Harrison, vc & Elaine Keillor,pf     

Coulthard - Weinzweig - Guerrero - Arher

When Music Sounds

Naxos 9.70126



Jean Coulthard:  Introduction and 3 Folksongs

I. Lullaby on a Snowy Night

II. Mam'zelle Quebecoise

II. Contented House

IV. Billowing Fields of Golden Wheat

Jean Coulthard, Jaques Hetu, Harry Freedman, Murray Adaskin, John Weinzweig

Ovation, Vol. 1 Disc 2

CBC Records PSCD 2026

3:01, 2:22, 3:15, 2:50


Stephen Chatman: Elizabethan summer - I. Cuckoo

Jon Washburn: Vancouver Chamber Choir

Due West Music of la musique de Stephen Chatman

CBC Records MVCD 1132


Program 3

Ludwig van Beethoven: Three Marches for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 45:

I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo

II. Vivace

III. Vivace

Mieczysław Horszowski & Cecile Licad

Marlboro Music Festival - 50th Anniversary Album

Bridge 9108

4:42, 4:41, 4:49


Nilo Alcala:

- Kaisa-Isa Niyan

- Suk Suk Fegesuk

- Bagong Umaga

The Philippine Madrigal Singers & Mark Anthony Carpio             

Onomatopoeia: The Choral Works of Nilo Alcala

Nilo Acala

2:46, 3:04, 5:51


Maurice Ravel:

- Sonatine, II. Mouvement de Menuet

- Le Tombeau de Couperin, IV. Rigaudon

Cecile Licad                     

Ravel Piano Works: Le Tombeau de Couperin - Gaspard de la nuit - Sonatine

Naxos 5.550254

4:14, 3:30


Sekaa Joged Bumbung Padma Santi & Sekaa Gamelan Selonding Sudamala:

Gegilak / Gilak Suwud


Ketjak Dance

Sekaa Joged Bumbung Padma Santi & Sekaa Gamelan Selonding Sudamala

The Bali Sessions - Living Art, Sounding Spirit


2:51, 2:28, 4:19


Colin McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan,

Toccata For Orchestra & 2 Pianos -

2. Nocturne

Peter Basquin, Christopher Oldfather; Dennis Russell Davies: American Composers Orchestra

Tabuh- Tabuhan/ Inner Voices/ Suite For Symphonic Strings

Argo 444 560


Program 4

Chen Yi: Romance Of Hsiao & Ch'In

Edna Michell; Ulf Hoelscher: Karlsruhe Ensemble           


Angel 57179



Tan Dun: Concerto For Orchestra: 4. The Forbidden City

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Tan Dun Concerto for Orchestra

Naxos 8.570608



Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 In C, Op.26 -

I. Andante -Allegro

Lang Lang; Simon Rattle: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Lang Lang - Berliner Philharmoniker - Sir Simon Rattle

- Piano Concertos - Prokofiev 3 - Bartok 2

Sony 88883732252



Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka #4 In E Flat Minor, Op. 6/4

Yundi Li

Yundi Li Chopin: Ballades, Berceuse, Mazurkas

DG 4812443



Ludwig Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - Choral -

II. Scherzo_ Molto vivace - Presto

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung Whun Chung

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op 125 ‘Choral’

DG 481 0591



Isang Yun: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra II

Matt Heimovitz, DRD, Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Yun: Sunrise Falling

Pentatone 5186 693



Frédéric Chopin: Berceuse In D Flat, Op. 57

Yundi Li

Yundi Li Chopin: Ballades, Berceuse, Mazurkas

DG 4812443


Program 5

Stephen Sondheim: Someone In a Tree

James Dybas, Mako, Gedde Watanabe & Mark Hsu Syers

Pacific Overtures (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

RCA Red Seal RCD1 4407



Jean- Pascal Beintus:

I. Akai kutsu (Red Shoes)             

II. Chin chin chidori

III. Aoime no ningyo (Blue-eyed Doll)                                                                                                Diana Damrau; Sop, Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Kent Nagano

Japanese Children Songs

Analekta 29131

2:28, 3:25, 1:27


Toru Takemitsu: Requiem Pour Orchestre À Cordes

Seiji Ozawa & Saito Kinen Orchestra

Seiji Ozawa Anniversary

Decca 478 2358



Toru Takemitsu:

- Ran: Movement I

- Missa’s Theme, Tray of Waves

- Nami No Bon (Tray of Waves):

II. Misa's Theme

III. Misa and Kosaku

Sapporo Symphony Orchestra & Tadaaki Otaka  

Takemitsu - Hosokawa - Otaka

Chandos 9876

1:50, 1:50, 2:59, 2:23


Traditional: Mele o Lanakilakekiahiali'i

George Naope

Na Mele o ka Wa Kahiko                                                           

Chants of Hawaii

MDL Records MDL 6430



Lorenzo Lyons: Hawai'i Aloha

Ray Kane

A Rediscovery of Hawaiian Vocal Music

Rose Ensemble 8



Byron Yasui: Dances We Dance

Todd Yukumoto, Hyekyung Lee

Blue - New Music From Hawaii

Equilibrium 64



Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, Scherzo

Byron Yasui

River Bank Lane Music 001



Allen Trubit:Cello Duet From In Manoa Valley

Allen Trubitt

Collected Works, 1

From the private collection of the artist. 2007



Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: White Sandy Beach Hawaii

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Facing Future

BigBoy Records BBCD 5901



Traditional, arranged by Johnny Noble:

- Wahine U'i  

- Oli Komo (Chant)

Randy Lorenzo; guit, bass, vocals, Milt Holland; drms, vib, Leland Isaacs; vcls

Gabby Pahinui   The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, Vol. 1

Omagatoki OMCX 1173

3:18, 0:45


Dennis Kamakahi: Wahine 'Ilikea

Dennis Kamakahi

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar: Masters Collection Volume 2

Dancing Cat Records 08022 38046-2




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