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The members of Aureole are Laura Gilbert, flute, Mary Hammann, viola, and Stacey Shames, harp.Their concerts and recordings also include a wide variety of popular and folk music from the Celtic, Latin, Indian, Baroque and Classical traditions. Inspired by the combination, some of the most imaginative and creative musicians and composers of our time -- Ravi Shankar, George Tsontakis, Jacob Druckman and Roberto Sierra-- have masterfully composed and arranged for Aureole. The repertoire also includes many significant and powerful works by Twentieth Century composers, including Claude Debussy, Sofia Gubaidulina, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Sir John Tavener, Toru Takemitsu, Harrison Birtwistle and Kaiji Saariaho.

Aureole plays Tavener, Birtwhistle

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  • 1. To a Child Dancing in the Wind
    Composed by John Tavener (1944 - )
    Written: 1983
    Conductor: England Form: Song / Song Cycle
    Length: 33 mins 38 sec
    Venue: Concordia College, New York 6/2000

  • 2. Entr'actes and Sappho Fragments
    Composed by Harrison Birtwistle (1934 - )
    Written: 1962-1964
    Conductor: England Form: Intermezzo / Song Cycle
    Length: 25 mins 34 sec
    Venue: American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 11/2000

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