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Michael Daugherty Bay Of Pigs - Gee’s Bend - Troyjam HDTT12570

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Michael Daugherty Bay Of Pigs - Gee’s Bend - Troyjam

This recording features three imaginative and dynamic works by GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra gives exciting performances under the baton of long-time music director Neal Gittleman, joined by classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, electric guitarist D. J. Sparr, and narrator Michael Lippert. Bay of Pigs for Classical Guitar and Strings evokes the bittersweet and turbulent events of past and present Cuba. Gee’s Bend for Electric Guitar and Orchestra is a tapestry of syncopated grooves, slow blues and spirituals inspired by the quilts and African- American women quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. TROYJAM for Narrator and Orchestra, with a poetic libretto by Anne Carson, retells the story of the Trojan War from Homer’s Iliad, but with a twist: the Greeks, led by the “lyre-strumming” Achilles against the Trojans led by Hector, decide to play the instruments of the orchestra in a wild jam session to make music, not war.


Bay of Pigs (2006)
for Classical Guitar and Strings  17:48
1 Havana dreams  7: 36
2 waterfall  4:06
3 anthem  6: 06
Manuel Barrueco, Classical Guitar
World Premiere Recording
Gee’s Bend (2009)
for Electric Guitar and Orchestra  21: 03
4 Housetop  5: 04
5 Grandmother’s Dream  5: 1 6
6 Washboard  3: 26
7 Chicken Pickin’  7: 1 7
D.J. Sparr, Electric Guitar
TROYJAM (2008)
for Narrator and Orchestra  2: 42
8 Intro  2 :1 5
9 Part I  13 : 39
10 Part II “Achilles’ Heel” 9 : 48
Michael Lippert, Narrator
Anne Carson, Librettist
World Premiere Recording Total Duration:  64: 33

Artist(s): Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman

Recording Info: Recorded live at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton, Ohio, USA;
Bay of Pigs (November 1 & 2, 2013); Gee’s Bend (March 24, 25, 26, 2011);
Troyjam (November 9 & 10, 2012)
Producers: Michael Daugherty and Neal Gittleman
Recording Engineer: Lloyd Bryant
Editing and Mixing: David Schall Acoustic
Mastering: Silas Brown, Legacy Sound
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers Inc., Hendon Music (BMI)
Booklet Notes: Michael Daugherty
Guitar Cover Image: Art by Brian Phillips, Austin, Texas
CD Booklet Design: Todd Berry
2021 Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
This recording was made possible by a gift from the Estate of Rosalyn Leinwand Gittleman

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