Bass – Donald PalmaBass Clarinet – Dennis SmylieClarinet – Robert YaminsConductor – Anthony KorfEnsemble – Parnassus Flute – Keith UnderwoodPiano – Edmund NiemannViolin – Cyrus Stevens
|A2||–Ursula Mamlok||When Summer Sang
Cello – Andre Emelianoff*Clarinet – Laura FlaxEnsemble – Da Capo Chamber PlayersFlute – Patricia SpencerPiano – Joan TowerViolin – Joel Lester
Piano – Andrew Thomas
Flute – Paige Brooke Piano – Andrew Thomas Producer – Carolyn Sachs
Harp – Nancy Allen Vibraphone – Daniel Druckman
Composed By – Lawrence Widdoes (tracks: B1 to B3), Ursula Mamlok (tracks: A1, A2). Cover – Judith Lerner. Producer – Carter Harman. Recorded By – David Hancock. American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Composers Award. A1, A2 recorded New York, December 1981.
Sonatina, Tirzah, Acanthus Stray Birds - Originally released on CRI SD 301 - Phillip Rhodes (2), Hale Smith, John Ronsheim, Ursula Mamlok Sung By Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Jan De Gaetani, Hilda Harris - Autumn Setting, The Valley Wind, Bitter-Sweet, Easter-Wings, Stray Birds Sextet - Originally released on CRI SD 480 - Mamlok, Widdoes - Sextet, When Summer Sang, Sonatina, Tirzah, Acanthus.
Gimbel, Allen (2002) Mamlok: "Panta Rhei; Variations; When Summer Sang; Stray Birds; Sextet". In: American Record Guide, Vol. 65, No. 6, pp. 142-143. View it in the Music Periodicals Database.
Tirzah Mastin’s debut album Devotion is a compelling vision of what imperfect pop music can be-joyful in both sound and feeling precisely because both seem so out-of-step and asymmetrical. Tirzah began to hone this vision in 2013 when she released I’m Not Dancing, an EP of eccentric dance-music ballads she made with the British producer and composer Mica Levi. But the song doesn’t move along smoothly. It starts, stops, and hiccups, tripping you up once you’re comfortable. You look to Tirzah’s vocal as an anchor, but then the vocal line gets thrown across the room, multiplied into choruses, muted, pitch-shifted, sped up, slowed down, and torn apart. When that simplicity does shine through, it’s cutting. It all comes together on the album’s striking title track a duet with the South London artist Coby Sey.
It’s in this area that UK singer-songwriter Tirzah Mastin lives, in a cozy flat on a quiet terraced street. Within a couple of miles radius reside the small handful of people she called on when making Devotion, her forthcoming debut album of swoon-inducing, scrapbook pop songs. Inside her flat, art and fashion books line the living room shelves, a nod to Tirzah’s day job as a designer for a print agency. A Swiss cheese plant sits cheerfully in the window, and to the left of it is the elephant in the room, as Tirzah describes the majestic pedal harp she used to play at school. It’s getting dusty, she laughs. At 13, she left her small hometown in Essex to attend the Purcell School for Young Musicians in Watford, a bustling borough just outside London.
Panta Rhei, Variations for Solo Flute, When Summer Sang, Stray Birds, Sextet – American Masters – Ursula Mamlok, CRI CD 891. String Quartet No. 1, Polyphony No. 1, Confluences, 2000 Notes, Rhapsody (Spectrum Concerts Berlin, Armida Quartet). Cantata based on Psalm 1; Songs of Joy and Sorrow. List of female composers by birth year and List of female composers by name. Gelfand, Janelle Magnuson (1997).