Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ. Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ. So how did I come to hear of Steve Reich? Actually a friend thought it good for me to have a listen to some real minimalistic arrangements instead of hammering 4x4 beats which I tend to listen to very much (psy/goa-trance), so he gave me a copy of this one. I never thought it would be this good, and the remarkable thing about this release is the fact that they've done everything manually which makes it all sound extremly unique (I'd better go check his other releases as well). From hand drums, marimbas, glockenspiel, and pianos, manipulating it in forever loops
Performer – Steve Reich And Musicians. Producer – Dr. Rudolf Werner. Recorded in Hamburg (Rahlstedt), Musikstudio 1, January 1974. Hype sticker: "First reissue on LP of the three iconic 1974 recordings: Drumming, Six Pianos, Music for Mallet Instruments 180g pressings mastered from original sources. 28-page LP booklet includes Steve reich's original essays and first publication of his letters about the recordings. Limited to 2500 handnumbered copies including download card.
Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ is a preliminary step down the path Reich would take in coming years, using longer melodic lines and a looser, more expansive rhythmic system. Very beautiful in and of itself, one can't help but think that the composer really made his major statement earlier, in Drumming, and that much of what would follow would be elaboration on those basic ideas. As of 2002, this set had not been issued on disc, although Drumming was given a fine re-recording on Nonesuch in the late 80's.
Six Pianos – minimum 6 tracks, I prefer 8. Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ – minimum of 8, I prefer 12. Drumming – minimum of 12 tracks, I prefer 1. Reich expressed frustration about the, redundant, cluttered ‘Steve Reich and Musicians’ in orange print from the front of our box. It amazes me that you will not immediately grant me this since it is my name and you are embarrassing me personally by using it three times on this cover. The recording sessions. Reich and Werner met up in Stuttgart on January 18 th 1974 to go over scores and make final preparations. Then Reich and the five members of his ensemble travelled to Hamburg on January 21 st, arriving just a few hours before the first recording session for Six Pianos which took place between 9pm and half-past midnight.
Recorded in the Polydor Studios in Hamburg in January 1974, the set was recognized as a breakthrough in Reich's career. It comprised his longest work to date, 'Drumming' of 1970-71, lasting nearly an hour and a half, and two newer works of 1973, 'Six Pianos and Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ'. Label Deutsche Grammophon. Genre Modern Composition. More from Steve Reich. Music For 18 Musicians. Shipping and final taxes will be calculated at checkout.
1978 studio album by Steve Reich. Another important factor in the piece is the use of human breath, used in the clarinets and voices, which help structure and bring a pulse to the piece. The player plays the pulsing note for as long as he can hold it, while each chord is melodically deconstructed by the ensemble, along with augmentation of the notes held. The metallophone (unplugged vibraphone), is used to cue the ensemble to change patterns or sections. Clapping Music (1972). Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ (1973). Music for 18 Musicians (1974–1976). Music for a Large Ensemble (1978). Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards (1979). Vermont Counterpoint (1982).
F1Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ. Drumming, Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ, Six Pianos. Deutsche Grammophon Item No: 495099. 40 years later this great recoding finally gets officially re-released. The record contains liner notes of Steve Reich and photos. This is a limited run of 2500 copies. The records are pressed to 180g vinyl including a download code.
More albums from Steve Reich: If You Break My Heart by Steve Reich. Three Dances & Four Organs by Steve Reich. Six Pianos, Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ by Steve Reich. Four Organs, Phase Patterns by Steve Reich. Early Works by Steve Reich. Octet, Music For A Large Ensemble, Violin Phase by Steve Reich. Minimalist by Steve Reich. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich. View all albums . Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ · Music For Pieces Of Wood · Sextet. By: Steve Reich (1990, Classical). 1. Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ
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Drums [Small Tuned Drums] – Bob Becker, James Preiss, Russ Hartenberger
Marimba – Ben Harms, Bob Becker, Cornelius Cardew, Glen Velez, Russ Hartenberger, Steve Chambers, Steve Reich, Tim Ferchen*Voice – Jay Clayton, Joan LaBarbara*
Glockenspiel – Bob Becker, Glen Velez, James Preiss, Russ HartenbergerPiccolo Flute – Leslie ScottWhistling – Steve Reich
Drums [Small Tuned Drums] – Steve Chambers, Steve Reich, Tim Ferchen*Glockenspiel – Ben Harms, Cornelius Cardew, James PreissMarimba – Bob Becker, Glen Velez, Russ HartenbergerPiccolo Flute – Leslie ScottVoice – Jay Clayton, Joan LaBarbara*
Piano – Bob Becker, Glen Velez, James Preiss, Russ Hartenberger, Steve Chambers, Steve Reich
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Glockenspiel – Ben Harms, Glen VelezMarimba – Bob Becker, Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, Tim Ferchen*Organ [Electric] – Steve ChambersPercussion [Metallophone] – James PreissVoice [Long Tones With Organ] – Janice Jarrett, Joan LaBarbara*Voice [Melodic Patterns With Marimbas] – Jay Clayton
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor International GmbH
- Printed By – Neef
- Recorded At – Studio Rahlstedt
- Art Direction – Hartmut Pfeiffer
- Composed By – Steve Reich
- Design [Cover Design] – Holder Matthies*
- Engineer [Balance] – Gerhard Henjes, Klaus Hiemann
- Performer – Steve Reich And Musicians
- Photography By [Photo] – Marcel Fugère
- Producer [Produced By] – Dr. Rudolf Werner
NotesⓅ 1974 Polydor International GmbH, Hamburg
Ⓒ 1974 Steve Reich (sleeve notes).
Recorded in Hamburg (Rahlstedt), Musikstudio 1, January 1974.
Complete remastered re-issue of the original 1974 3-LP release; DG 2740 106.
Both CDs have their own Category: 427 429-2 & 427 430-2.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 028942742826
- Barcode (Text): 0 28942 74282 6
- Label Code: LC 0173
- Matrix / Runout (disc 1): 427 429-2
- Matrix / Runout (disc 2): 427 430-2
- SPARS Code: ADD
|2740 106||Steve Reich||Drumming / Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ / Six Pianos (3xLP + Box)||Deutsche Grammophon||2740 106||Germany||1974|
|00289 479 0343||Steve Reich||Drumming (2xCD, RE)||Deutsche Grammophon||00289 479 0343||Germany||2012|
|00289 477 9187, 00289 477 9188||Steve Reich, Steve Reich And Musicians||Steve Reich, Steve Reich And Musicians - Drumming · Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ · Six Pianos (2xCD, Album, Car)||Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon||00289 477 9187, 00289 477 9188||Europe||2010|
|479 6310||Steve Reich||Drumming / Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ / Six Pianos (3xLP, RE + Box, Ltd, Num)||Deutsche Grammophon||479 6310||Germany||2016|