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Six Early Works by Donald Erb

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 39 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Although perhaps best known for his electro-acoustic works, American composer Donald Erb was a talented composer of 20th century contemporary classical and band music, as these early recordings clearly testify. This recording features works for a variety of band, chamber, choral, and orchestral ensembles all featuring student musicians from the Bakersfield High School in central California.

Musical Selections:  Compendium, for band (1962) -- Space Music, for band (1962) -- Concertant, for harpsichord and string orchestra (1963) -- Hexagon, for flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, and cello (1963) -- Cummings Cycle, for chorus and orchestra (1963) -- Bakersfield Pieces, for trumpet, piano, strings, and percussion (1962)
Performers:  Bakersfield High School Band (Compendium ; Space)
Wesley Moore, conductor (Compendium ; Space)
Bakersfield High School Orchestra (Concertant ; Hexagon ; Cummings ; Bakersfield)
Raymond Van Diest, conductor(Concertant ; Hexagon ; Bakersfield)
Bakersfield High School Concert Choir (Cummings)
Donald Lora, conductor (Cummings)
Genre:  20th Century Classical
Subject:  20th century classical; Band music; Harpsichord with string orchestra; Sextets (Piano, flute, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, cello); Orchestral music
People:  Erb, Donald, 1927-; Moore, Wesley, Col.; Van Diest, Raymond; Lora, Donald
Recording Date:  ca '69
 
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