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D'Arcy Reynolds
Ariel String Quartet

Laura Decher, soprano
Peter Josheff, clarinet
Vicki Ehrlich, cello
D'Arcy Reynolds,piano


Five Preludes
Tweet Suite
String Quartet
Theme and Variations
The Past Keeps Changing

Visit D'Arcy Reynolds on the Web at http://www.darcyreynolds.com.

The Past Keeps Changing was awarded a Music Now Recording Grant.

The Critics Say:
"This CD brings together a group of chamber works and song cycles written between 1990 and 2000. The ŒFive Preludes for Viola and Piano¹ (1995) are short evocative movements that use the haunting sound of the viola to a good extent..."

"Her String Quartet (1999)...seems to eschew classical forms for more romantic structures; the first movement consists of two contrasting sections, the second is a waltz and the final movement a tango, variations on a theme by Ginastera. The Ariel String Quartet give a strong performance..."

"The ŒTheme and Variations¹ (1993) for clarinet and piano arose out of improvisations between clarinettist Peter Josheff and the composer. The results are appealing and have a naturalness that music based on improvisation can have. It also has a welcome brevity eschewing the wandering inconclusiveness to which much improvisation is prone..."

"The pieces on this disc are well recorded and receive strong performances from all concerned. Anyone who wants to explore the music scene in Northern California should not hesitate to buy the record."

"D'Arcy Reynolds's music defies listeners to guess when it was written. At times completely immersed in the past, while soon thereafter totally contemporary. Although her music defies time, today is her birthday. The past keeps changing indeed! Happy birthday."


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