Richard Nunemaker

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Richard's Latest CD


The Louisville Project
"Nunemaker's bass clarinet playing here is simply breathtaking...we heartily recommend this CD."
- New Music Connoisseur

Richard Nunemaker's newest release, The Louisville Project is another joint release with Houston's super pianist / composer / producer Paul English that was commissioned by Richard Nunemaker and premiered by Nunemaker in performances in Louisville, Kentucky and Chicago, Illinois with the composers present. This CD was recorded in Louisville, Kentucky immediately following performance on the campus of the University of Louisville features the music of M. William Karlins, Jody Rockmaker, Marc Satterwhite and Meira Warshauer.

You can pre-order this CD now at the AUR web site.



John Cage, Lou Harrison, Christopher Rouse, Eugene Kurtz, Irwin Bazelon and J. Verplanck

The Percussion Quartet was formed in the fall of 1987 by Gabriel Dionne, J. Riely Francis, Christopher Rose and Richard Skains, all students or former students of Richard Brown at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Its purpose is to present works for percussion that are intimate and engaging in ways that are possible only with a small ensemble. During May of 1989 the group participated in the Concert Artist Guild's 38th International New York Competition, the first percussion quartet chosen to perform at this event.

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Track Listing

Song Title Length Samples
1.  John Cage: Third Construction †1 (11:10) Listen
Eugene Kurtz: Logo I †2    
2.  Introduction and Breakdown (14:30) Listen
J. (Billy) VerPlanck: Petite Suite †3    
3.  I.   One for Al (02:13) Listen
4.  II.  For Marlene (03:28) Listen
5.  Irwin Bazelon: Fourscore †4 (08:44) Listen
6.  Christopher Rouse: Ku-Ka-Ilimoku †5 (05:27) Listen
Lou Harrison: Concerto for the Violin
with Percussion Orchestra
7.  I.   Allegro, maestoso (08:18) Listen
8.  II.  Largo, cantabile (07:26) Listen
9.  III. Allegro, vigoroso, poco presto (04:18) Listen

†1 Published by Hemmar Press, Inc.
†2 Published by Editions Jobert
†3 Published by Mounted Music, a division of Mounted Records, Inc.
†4Published by Theodore Presser Co.
†5 Published by Universal Editions
†6 Published by C.F. Peters Corp.

Track 2 features Richard Nunemaker, clarinet; David Nale, piano and David Colson, conductor

Track 9 features Janna Lower, violin; David Colson, percussion and Richard Brown, conductor


Links of Interest

AFM Houston
Clarinet Xpress
Discount Reed Company
Dorn Publications
Fleming Repair
Foundation for Modern Music
Gregory Smith
Houston Tuesday Musical Club
International Clarinet Association
KUHF Houston Public Radio
Lisa's Clarinet Shop
Musiqa Inc
Silverstein Works
Silverstein Works / Portfolio
SugarHill Studios
Timothy Clark
University of St. Thomas
Van Cot
World Clarinet Alliance


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