Nicholas Van Slyck | Judgement in Salem plus solo piano music

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Judgement in Salem plus solo piano music

by Nicholas Van Slyck

An opera scene, based on a Longfellow play, about the Salem Witch Trials. Scored for vocal quartet, piano and snare drum. Also on the same CD, three pianists playing music of Nicholas Van Slyck for solo piano.
Genre: Classical: Opera
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1. Judgement in Salem, opera scene for vocal quartet, piano and snare drum, 1974 John d'Armand, Jerry Hadley, Pamela Gore, Gretchen d'Armand
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22:09 $4.00
2. Gardens of the West, for piano: No.1, Fantasie. Lento Margarita Nuller
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9:10 $0.99
3. Gardens of the West, for piano: No.2, Spirit of Busoni. Allegro precipitato Margarita Nuller
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2:37 $0.99
4. Gardens of the West, for piano: No.3, Elegy for Electric Piano Lento, rubato Margarita Nuller
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4:20 $0.99
5. Gardens of the West, for piano: No. 4, Meditation on the Art of Fugue. Rubato e moderato con moto Margarita Nuller
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3:31 $0.99
6. Gardens of the West, for piano: No. 3, Elegy for Electric Piano (digital piano performance) Trudi Van Slyck
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5:03 $0.99
7. Seven Short Mysteries,for piano: No. 4, Will-O-the-Wisp David Witten
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2:36 $0.99
8. Three Capriccios for piano: No. 3, Jazz Tempo David Witten
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3:53 $0.99
9. Six Ritornelles for piano: No.4, Winter Scene Trudi Van Slyck
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1:38 $0.99
10. Three Capriccios for piano: No. 2, Reflection in December, Sostenuto Trudi Van Slyck
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3:19 $0.99
11. Ice-Light , piano solo: Moderato, con moto Trudi Van Slyck
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4:58 $0.99
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Judgement in Salem review

Nicholas Van Slyck’s piano pieces require a light touch; even the most exclamatory passages of the four-movement Gardens of the West involve intricate passages. “Spirit of Busoni” (II) is an extremely spirited and fast-paced piece with clusters, continuous motion, and staccato runs.
The chamber opera for four voices, piano, and percussion, “Judgement in Salem”, is adapted from Act IV, Scene II of Longfellow’s “Giles Corey of the Salem Farms”. As a fan of the well-known story, I was enthralled. The pleading rhythms of Martha Corey’s defense were accentuated by highly chromatic accents in the piano’s upper register in the 22 minute work.—American Record Guide, December 2009

Judgement in Salem review

It is an excellent piece of music, dramatically enthralling, vocally graceful and crafted with the structural integrity that holds it's 25 minutes of music together convincingly.
This piece really should be picked up and produced by public television for a national audience.--Washington Post, 1976


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