Roger Briggs - Recordings

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"Delicate, Haunting, Trance-Inducing”

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Recordings of Compositions

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GATHERING TOGETHER (1985)           

for full orchestra

Release Date:  07/31/2001

Label: MMC Recordings 2099

Title: MMC New Century, Volume XV

Performer: Czech Radio Orchestra,

                  Roger Briggs, conducting

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"...An excellent rendition...the music has an intrinsic appeal to the senses....”

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"A rhythmic complexity that is partly masked by the soothing, timeless quality of the music. Repeated patterns alter subtly, in a rich instrumental texture that flows like a stream with different currents converging and diverging.  Briggs' work, GatheringTogether, derives from the minimalist school and is interesting for its rhythmic complexity and timbral and textural juxtapositions."       

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TAROT -SYMPHONY NO. 1 (1985)

for full orchestra

Release Date:  07/31/2001

Label: MMC Recordings 2111

Title: London Symphony Orchestra

Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

                  Roger Briggs, conducting

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TRACER (1985)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Release Date:  1/14/1997

Label: MMC Recordings 2028

Title: MMC New Century, Volume VI

Performer:   Jeffrey Jacob, Pianist,

                    Silesian Philharmonic

                    Jerzy Svoboda, conducting

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TRAILBLAZERS (1999)

for solo flute

Release Date:  2001

Label: Periplum  P0070

Title:  Oo-ee

Performer: Paul Taub

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Briggs' varied changes on a few notes in Trailblazers, creates a fascinating, articulated collage for solo flute.

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TWO POEMS (1999)

for solo piano

Release Date:  2001

Label: New Ariel  AE002

Title: Contemporary American Eclectic

         Music for the Piano, Volume 2

Performer: Jeffrey Jacob

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“Pianist Jeffrey Jacob brings these two beautiful and compelling lyric works to life with a

lean, subtle, classic approach to line and interpretation.”

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SPIRALS (1999)

a fantasy for solo piano

Release Date:  2000

Label: New Ariel  AE001

Title: Contemporary American Eclectic

         Music for the Piano, Volume 1

Performer: Jeffrey Jacob

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SPIRALS

"brilliant and expansive, Briggs seams the many diverse textural segments into a fluid musical logic, culminating with an extended and beautifully melting chordal trill in the upper register."

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Recordings with Roger Briggs Conducting

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DVORAK - SYMPHONY NO. 7

BEETHOVEN - SYMPHONY NO. 4

Release Date:  2/13/2007

Label:   Eroica Classical 3314

Title: Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

Performer:   Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

                    Roger Briggs, conducting

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A. PAUL JOHNSON - SYMPHONY NO. 1

Release Date:  5/30/2006

Label:   MMC   Catalog #: 2145

Title: xtreme classical

Performer:   Prague Symphony Orchestra

                    Roger Briggs, conducting

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WILLIAM THOMAS MCKINLEY

WIND, FIRE AND ICE

Release Date: 12/28/2004

Label:   MMC   Catalog #: 2134

Title: Wind, Fire and Ice

Performer:   London Symphony Orchestra

                    Roger Briggs, conducting

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MARIE BARKER NELSON

ODE TO ANTIGONE

Release Date: 7/30/2002       

Label:   MMC   Catalog #: 2103

Title: Marie Barker Nelson

Performer:   London Symphony Orchestra

                    Roger Briggs, conducting

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"[A]n immersion in atmosphere and color permeates just

about every bar of this 'crazed, maniacal tango'"

(Jeffrey Jacob, pianist)

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"delicate, haunting, trance-inducing....among the best offerings of the entire conference".

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IMPROMPTU (2007)

Release Date:  2010

Label: New Ariel  AE010

Title: Contemporary American Eclectic

         Music for the Piano, Volume 10

Performer: Jeffrey Jacob

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ALAN BEELER

QUINTESSENCE

Release Date: 1/26/2010

Label: Ravello   Catalog #: 7802

Performer:   London Symphony Orchestra

                    Roger Briggs, conducting

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