CARL RUGGLES (1876-1971): Men and Mountains, Sun-Treader, Men, Portals, Evocations, Organum (Buffalo Philharmonic; Michael Tilson Thomas), Vox Clamans in Deserto (Beverly Morgan [mezzo], Speculum Musicae), Angels - Original Trumpet Version and Trumpet/Trombone Version (Brass Ensemble; Gerard Schwarz), Exaltation for Brass, Chorus and Organ (Brass Ensemble; Schwarz, Gregg Smith Singers, Leonard Raver [organ]), Evocations (Original Piano Version - John Kirkpatrick [piano]), Toys for Voice and Piano (Judith Blegen [soprano], Tilson Thomas [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 05N049
Label: Other Minds
Description: Well, we’re only what, just under 30 years into the already waning CD era and already here’s this quintessential CBS recording from 32 years ago coming out on CD. Didn’t take long at all, did it? No need to say much. Ruggles collectors have been waiting for this for what seems like forever and Other Minds do themselves proud: the original MTT Ruggles memoir, the original John Kirkpatrick liner notes and Henry Cowell’s complete article “About Carl Ruggles” total 28 pages of notes; there are also ten color photos and half-tones in the booklet. A deluxe offering for a very reasonable price. 2 CDs. Original 1980 CBS Masterworks LP release.