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Speculum Musicae

Band, *1971 US, New York City
Classical

Speculum Musicae is an American chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. It was founded in New York City in 1971 and is particularly noted for its performances of the music of Elliott Carter and Charles Wuorinen. Oboist Joel Marangella and cellist Fred Sherry were two of the group's founding members, and Robert Black was also a long-time member.The group is made up of twelve New York-based musicians. Its repertoire includes 25 commissioned works, 52 world premieres, and 32 U.S. premieres.

        
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Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Tape on The Music of Mario Davidovsky, Vol. 3 by Mario Davidovsky, Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble, Aleck Karis, Curtis Macomber, Speculum Musicae & Jeffrey Milarsky
A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979: VI. Canticle of the Holy Night on George Crumb Edition, Vol. 1 by George Crumb, Jan DeGaetani, Sanford Sylvan, Gilbert Kalish, Lambert Orkis & Speculum Musicae
Synchronisms No. 9 for Violin and Tape on The Music of Mario Davidovsky, Vol. 3 by Mario Davidovsky, Manhattan School of Music Percussion Ensemble, Aleck Karis, Curtis Macomber, Speculum Musicae & Jeffrey Milarsky
Mundus Canis: II. Fritzi, Furioso on New Music with Guitar, Vol. 6 by David Starobin, George Crumb, Speculum Musicae & William Purvis
Eight Pieces for Four Timpani: VIII. Canaries on The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 4 by Elliott Carter, Daniel Druckman, Susan Narucki, Speculum Musicae, David Starobin & William Purvis
Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death: I. Part One on George Crumb Edition, Vol. 1 by George Crumb, Jan DeGaetani, Sanford Sylvan, Gilbert Kalish, Lambert Orkis & Speculum Musicae
Missa mortuorum (Requiem a 5): Sequentia: Dies irae on Porta: Requiem a 5 voci - Memento domine David - Deus in adiutorium by Constanzo Porta, Speculum Musicae & Marina Malavasi
Changes on Favorite Tracks, Vol. 2 by Rosalind Rees, Patrick Mason, David Starobin, Susan Jolles, Peter Press, Timothy Eddy, Kim Kashkashian, Speculum Musicae, Benjamin Hudson & Susan Palma-Nidel
In Sleep, in Thunder: II. Across the Yard: La Ignota on The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 1 - The Vocal Works by Elliott Carter, Patrick Mason, Jon Garrison, Jan Opalach, Katherine Ciesinski, Speculum Musicae & Christine Schadeberg
Missa mortuorum (Requiem a 5): Offertorium: Domine Iesu Christe on Porta: Requiem a 5 voci - Memento domine David - Deus in adiutorium by Constanzo Porta, Speculum Musicae & Marina Malavasi

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Title Artist Year Type
The Music Of Stephen Jaffe, Volume Two: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra • Chamber Concerto ("Singing Figures")Stephen Jaffe — Gregory Fulkerson, Odense Symfoniorkester, Donald Palma • Stephen Taylor, Speculum Musicae, William Purvis2004Album
Shard / Luimen / Tempo E Tempi / Eight Pieces For Four TimpaniElliott Carter - Speculum Musicae, Susan Narucki, Daniel Druckman2001Album
Quest; Federico's Little Songs For Children; Night Music IGeorge Crumb – Speculum Musicae, David Starobin, Susan Narucki, Donald Sinta1996Album
Nature And SpiritZhou Long Featuring Speculum Musicae, The Composers Conference Ensemble, Music From China1994Album
Psalmodies / Vox In Rama / NightshadePoul Ruders - David Starobin, Speculum Musicae, Donald Palma, Capricorn, Oliver Knussen1992Album
Plays Blaustein, Rakowski, Anderson & ClementSpeculum Musicae1991Album
The Vocal Works (1975-1981)Elliott Carter - Speculum Musicae With Katherine Ciesinski, Jon Garrison, Patrick Mason, Jan Opalach, Christine Schadeberg1989Album
A Fifteenth Anniversary AlbumSpeculum Musicae - Peter Lieberson / Charles Wuorinen / Seymour Shifrin1985Album
Symphony Of Three Orchestras / A Mirror On Which To DwellElliott Carter - The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Speculum Musicae, Richard Fitz, Susan Davenny Wyner1980Album
Song And Dance / The Flower-Fed BuffaloesFrederic Rzewski / John Harbison - Speculum Musicae With David Evitts, The Emmanuel Choir Of Boston1979Album
Notturno / Speculum SpeculiDonald Martino / Charles Wuorinen - Speculum Musicae, Daniel Shulman, Fred Sherry1974Album
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