Robert Moran http://wrti.org en Songs With and Without Words http://wrti.org/post/songs-and-without-words <p>Singing can be vocal or instrumental on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, June 7th at 9 pm</strong> at wrti.org and WRTI-HD2. A tribute to a family, carved in cemetery marble, is the choral <em>Notturno in Weiss</em> (Nocturne in White) by Robert Moran. Joseph Hallman's <em>Three Poems of Jessica Hornik</em>&nbsp;uses voice with an expanded chamber ensemble, while Anthony Iannaccone selects a solo piano for his <em>Song without Words</em>.<br /><br />An Uruguayan legend or <em>Leyenda</em> comes from Sergio Cervetti for voice and orchestra, and from her ten-year-old daughter's poem about a Cape Cod berry-picking excursion, Elena Ruehr creates the all-instrumental <em>Blackberries</em>.<br /> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:12:19 +0000 Kile Smith 7386 at http://wrti.org Songs With and Without Words Rumors on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/rumors-now-time <p>There are journeys and rumors of journeys on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, October 13th at 10 pm</strong>. Harold Meltzer&#39;s <em>Rumors</em> is for one flutist and four flutes: piccolo, C flute, alto, and bass. He envisions a drum set, the breathing of conspiracies (<em>con spirare</em>, to breathe together), and an old man on a bench in Italy trying to remember a children&#39;s song.<br /><br />Sergio Cervetti pictures Peru&#39;s desert drawings in <em>Nazca</em> for string orchestra. Seen from the air, they could be monkeys, spiders, hummingbirds, or extraterrestrials, but whatever they are, the music is rich and inviting. As is <em>Elegant Journey with Stopping Points of Interest</em>, using the drawn, or graphic, notation that Robert Moran was employing in the &rsquo;60s. He revised this for solo organ, and we hear the European premiere from 2009.<br /> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 01:51:17 +0000 Kile Smith 6573 at http://wrti.org Rumors on Now Is the Time Three Philadelphia Ensembles Collaborate For A Landmark Performance http://wrti.org/post/three-philadelphia-ensembles-collaborate-landmark-performance <p>The Mendelssohn Club Chorus, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia are set to perform at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul<a href="http://www.mcchorus.org/wp/archives/1519" target="_blank"><strong> in a very special concert </strong></a>that includes the world premiere of Robert Moran’s expanded - and haunting - 9/11 tribute, <em>Trinity Requiem.</em></p><p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the October 21st event, that also features Bruckner's Mass in E minor and Moran's <em>Angele Dei.</em></p> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:11:30 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4583 at http://wrti.org Three Philadelphia Ensembles Collaborate For A Landmark Performance Remembering 9/11 on WRTI http://wrti.org/post/remembering-911-wrti <p>Join us on September 11th for special programming honoring the memory of all who were lost 11 years ago. We'll mark the event with Samuel Barber's <em>Adagio for Strings</em> at 8:46 am, and Robert Moran's hauntingly beautiful <em>Trinity Requiem</em> at 2 pm, featuring the Trinity Youth Chorus.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:11:18 +0000 Jack Moore 4421 at http://wrti.org Remembering 9/11 on WRTI Listen: Kile Smith Recommends Trinity Requiem for 9/11 by Robert Moran http://wrti.org/post/listen-kile-smith-recommends-trinity-requiem-911-robert-moran <p><span style="font-size: 15px; ">Trinity Wall Street commissioned Robert Moran’s <em>Trinity Requiem</em><span style="font-size: 15px; ">&nbsp;for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 destruction of New York’s World Trade Center.</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: inherit; ">&nbsp;Moran has written music for entire cities to perform</span><span style="font-size: 15px; ">—</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 15px; font-style: inherit; ">San Francisco, Graz, Bethlehem, Pa.</span><span style="font-size: 15px; ">—</span><span style="font-family: in Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:14:08 +0000 Kile Smith 4327 at http://wrti.org Listen: Kile Smith Recommends Trinity Requiem for 9/11 by Robert Moran