PostClassical: December 13 & 14 Double Episode- Native American Inspirations

Dec 13, 2019

These two episodes feature music from a series recorded live in Washington DC with PostClassical Ensemble called 'Native American Inspirations' - music of the American Indianist Movement from the late 19th and early 20th century, focusing on the music of Arthur Farwell and also music from contemporary composers of Native American heritage part of the South Dakota Symphony's Lakota Project. PostClassical regular hosts author and music historian and co-founder of Post Classical Ensemble Joseph Horowitz, the Music Director of PostClassical Ensemble Maestro Angel Gil-Ordonez and the host of Exploring Music Bill McGlaughlin are joined by the Music Director of the South Dakota Symphony Delta David Gier and baritone William Sharp.

00:00: Farwell: Pawnee Horses for a cappella chorus, performed by the University of Texas Chamber Singers conducted by James Morrow
2:00: Introducing Arthur Farwell
7:50: Farwell: Pawnee Horses for solo piano, performed by Benjamin Pasternack, then by Emanuele Arciuli
14:23: Farwell: Pawnee Horses for a cappella chorus (reprise)
19:23: Farwell: Navajo War Dance No. 2 performed by Emanuele Arciuli
25:40: William Sharp introduces Three Indian Songs by Arthur Farwell and discusses “cultural appropriation”
32:40: Farwell’s “Song of the Deathless Voice” introduced and performed (35:40) by William Sharp with pianist Emanuele Arciuli
38:30: Farwell’s “Inketunga’s Thunder Song” introduced and performed (39:40) by William Sharp with pianist Emanuele Arciuli
42:16: Farwell’s “Old Man’s Love Song” introduced by William Sharp
44:18: A pertinent wax cylinder recording from the 1890s
50:39: Farwell’s “Old Man’s Love Song” performed by William Sharp and Emanuele Arciuli

6:24: South Dakota Symphony Music Director Delta David Gier describes the Lakota Music Project
10:20: Farwell: Hako String Quartet excerpt 1, performed by the Lakota String Quartet
15:16: Farwell: Hako String Quartet excerpt 2
32:59: Larghetto from Dvorak’s Violin Sonata (Netanel Draiblate and Emanuele Arciuli) preceded by the pertinent Longfellow passage read by William Sharp
45:09: Busoni Indian Diary No. 1 performed by Emanuele Arciuli
59:33: Cadman: “From the Land of the Sky Blue Waters”
1:10:19: Farwell: Navajo War Dance No. 2 performed by Benjamin Pasternack

00:00: “Resolution” by Jerod Tate, sung by William Sharp with PostClassical Ensemble led by Angel Gil-Ordonez
12:10: Shakamaxon (movement one) by Jerod Tate, performed by PostClassical Ensemble led by Angel Gil-Ordonez
27:29: Shakamaxon (movement two) by Jerod Tate
42:26: Victory Songs (excerpt) by Jerod Tate, performed by baritone Stephen Bryant and the South Dakota Symphony led by Delta David Gier

10:15: Wind on Clear Lake by Jeffrey Paul, performed by Bryan Akipa and members of the South Dakota Symphony led by Delta David Gier
22:13: Bryan Akipa describes composing Meadowlark
26:11: Meadowlark by Bryan Akipa, performed by Akipa and members of the South Dakota Symphony
41:04: “Prologue” and “Hiawatha’s Wooing” from the Hiawatha Melodrama, composed by Michael Beckerman and Joseph Horowitz, with Kevin Deas (narrator) and PostClassical Ensemble led by Angel Gil-Ordonez
53:30: “The Hunting of Pau-Puk Keewis” and “Epilogue: Hiawatha’s Departure” from the Hiawatha Melodrama