Spring CD Releases

If you are looking for new sounds to put on your iPod, look no further! Members of the Department of Music released four new CDs this spring, and they reflect the intellectual and cultural diversity that characterizes Music at Pitt.

The Men’s Glee released Lux: a Collection of Sacred Songs and Spirituals with songs recorded at First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh (where the Glee Club performs regularly) and at the University of Bologna, Italy during the group’s 2010 tour. Contact the Glee Club for information about how to purchase Lux.

The Carpathian Music Ensemble released a CD of their live performance at Bellefield Hall Auditorium on April 15, 2011. The self-titled CD features the Carpathian Ensemble’s trademark folk-fusion approach to traditional songs from Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, and Hungary, along with Romani songs. Contact ensemble director Adriana Helbig for information about getting your copy.

Violinist Roger Zahab released and CD devoted to his chamber music titled entelechron: time + memory. Performing with Zahab on the CD are Eric Moe and Robert Frankenberry (piano), and David Russell on cello. entelechron: time + memory spans 15 years of Zahab’s composition from 1995–2010.

Finally, Emily Pinkerton (a frequent instructor in ethnomusicology for the music department) released Ends of the Earth, highlighting her unique blend of Appalachian and Chilean folk music. Ends of the Earth also represents the versatile singer-songwriter’s first (highly successful effort) at recording her own music.