This New Music Friday, Navona Records presents orchestral and chamber music that explores struggle and celebration and draws upon the artistic aspects of cultures and personal experiences, both religious and secular.
Dive in and discover new music from José Antonio Zayas Cabán, Debra Kaye, and J.A. Kawarsky.
ROMANCE AL CAMPESINO PORTEÑO
José A. Zayas Cabán
ROMANCE AL CAMPESINO PORTEÑO threads saxophonist José Antonio Zayas Cabán’s childhood memories with music both old and new. Featuring the Grammy nominated El País Invisible, this release explores the textures of Puerto Rico and Latin America, and the sounds of both struggle and celebration.
IKARUS AMONG THE STARS
On IKARUS AMONG THE STARS, composer Debra Kaye vibrantly explores themes both real and surreal, perpetual and fleeting, nonchalant, and profound. Inspiration from Spanish poetry, real-life tragedy, and contemporary works are woven together by Kaye’s measured choice of tonality, and the resulting tapestry is remarkable.
DANCING IN THE PALM OF GOD’S HAND
DANCING IN THE PALM OF GOD’S HAND from J.A. Kawarsky isn’t at all a typical worship album; rather, it’s a cross section through Kawarsky’s oeuvre that encompasses minimalist solo pieces, intimate chamber music, and grand orchestral works. It’s an almost philosophical experience, and one needn’t be religious to enjoy its uplifting qualities.
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