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Carl Vollrath: Warrior Monks


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WARRIOR MONKS is a collection of two clarinet concerti and a trumpet concerto by Carl Vollrath that span topics of war, solace, fascination, and reverence among many others. “And Bugles Sang” drew inspiration from the unique juxtapositions in Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” and explores the many ways the trumpet is used as a symbol throughout human history. At times the trumpet is brash and lyrical, expressing ecstasy; in other instances it is strident and rhythmic perhaps reflecting charges into battle; and yet in an instant it reappears low and mellow in what could be heard as a faux-lullaby. The virtuosity in this piece is not to be understated. The next two concerti were inspired by a trip Vollrath took to China and his powerful impression of “a complex culture which contained an old traditional heritage with a new contemporary injection.” He expresses this fusion especially in “Land of Lanterns” in which he uses various layers of melodies to create rich harmonies and active polyphony; the moments in which the solo clarinet returns to a pure pentatonic are especially poignant. “Dragon Land” further explores Vollrath’s time in China, approaching his experience with a heightened sense of drama. Angular clarinet melodies, quick dynamic changes, and flashes of folk melodies present vignettes that reflect a society where ancient practices and modern influences coexist, at times in discord and at times in harmony. Coincidentally, the final movement of this piece was inspired by warrior monks and became the impetus for the album. A warrior monk is a person trained deeply in both spiritual studies and martial arts; they are engrained with a vast knowledge of their culture and entrust that heritage to the pupils they train. At the same time, they are equipped with the skills to defend it at all costs. This duality inspired Vollrath to create this collection of works, dedicated to those who strive to cultivate acceptance and respect for other cultures. Moreover, it is dedicated to the memory of those who have sacrificed their lives to do so. This is Carl Vollrath’s fourth release on Navona Records. The title And Bugles Sang comes from one of the poems used in Britten’s “War Requiem.” Land of Lanterns was written in response to what Vollrath felt was left unsaid in Dragon Land.
Facts
Item number NV6102
Barcode 896931004022
Release date 9/8/2017
Category Concertos
Label NAVONA
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Janecek, Aleš
Jurceka, Ondrej
Ensemble Moravian Philharmonia Winds and Percussion Ensembl
Disc: 1
Dragon Land00:19:00
1 Dragon Land: I. The Last Emperor's Palace 00:05:10 Janecek, Aleš Vronský, Petr Moravian Philharmonia Winds and Percussion Ensembl
2 Dragon Land: II. Summer Palace 00:06:45 Janecek, Aleš Vronský, Petr Moravian Philharmonia Winds and Percussion Ensembl
3 Dragon Land: III. The Warrior Monk 00:06:42 Janecek, Aleš Vronský, Petr Moravian Philharmonia Winds and Percussion Ensembl
The Land of Lanterns00:16:00
4 The Land of Lanterns: I. — 00:08:52 Janecek, Aleš Vavrínek, Stanislav Moravian Philharmonia Winds and Percussion Ensembl
5 The Land of Lanterns: II. — 00:06:40 Janecek, Aleš Vavrínek, Stanislav Moravian Philharmonia Winds and Percussion Ensembl
And Bugles Sang00:25:00
6 And Bugles Sang: Pt. 1, The Birth of a Warrior Mon 00:10:10 Vronský, Petr Moravian Philharmonia Winds and Percussion Ensembl Jurceka, Ondrej
7 And Bugles Sang: Pt. 2, Forgotten Graves - Pt. 3, 00:14:25 Vronský, Petr Moravian Philharmonia Winds and Percussion Ensembl Jurceka, Ondrej
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