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John Adams: Hallelujah Junction - A Nonesuch Retrospective ()

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John Adams: Hallelujah Junction serves as a best-of collection that chronicles the composer's career and points up the breadth and depth of Adams' contribution to American musical life in the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It was released to coincide with the publication of Adams' memoir, Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life. This kind of broad retrospective always raises the question about whether omissions leave gaping holes in its summation of a composer's work, and it must be said that this ...

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  1. Harmonielehre, for orchestra: Part I
  2. Shaker Loops, for 7 strings or string orchestra: Part I. Shaking and Trembling
  3. Harmonium, for chorus & orchestra: Part III. Wild Nights
  4. Nixon in China, opera: Act 1. Scene 3. Ladies and Gentlemen
  5. Nixon in China, opera: Act 1. Scene 3. Mr. Premier, distinguished guests
  6. Nixon in China, opera: Act 1. Scene 3. Cheers
  7. Chamber Symphony: 1st Movement. Mongrel Airs
  8. Gnarly Buttons, for clarinet & ensemble: 3rd Movement. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me
  9. Hoodoo Zephyr, for electronics
  10. The Death of Klinghoffer, opera: Chorus of Exiled Palestinians
  11. The Death of Klinghoffer, opera: Chorus of Exiled Jews
  12. I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky, songplay: !Este Pais! (This Country!)
  13. Violin Concerto: 3rd Movement. Toccare
  14. Naive and Sentimental Music, for orchestra: Part 3. Chain to the Rhythm
  15. El Niño, a Nativity Oratorio: The Babe Leaped in Her Womb
  16. El Niño, a Nativity Oratorio: Magnificat
  17. A Flowering Tree, opera: Act II. Scene 4. Kumudha and the Beggar Minstrels
  18. The Dharma at Big Sur, concerto for electric violin & orchestra: Part I. A New Day
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John Adams: Hallelujah Junction - A Nonesuch Retrospective
2008, Nonesuch

UPC: 075597989212

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