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The Unknown Galaxy: A Century of Classical Mormon Music

Scott Holden

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1
From a Mountain Lake
Arthur Shepherd; Scott Holden
5:18
2
Étude in G Minor
Leroy Robertson; Scott Holden
2:27
Sonatina  
3
I. Allegro moderato
James McConkie; Scott Holden
4:28
4
Toccata
Merrill Bradshaw; Scott Holden
5:40
5
Musings...and a Waltz
Laurence Lowe; Scott Holden
8:36
6
Musings on Chopin
David H. Sargent; Scott Holden
8:03
7
Concert Paraphrase on Bach's "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring)
Jeff Manookian; Scott Holden
8:49
A la Orilla Azul del Silencio  
8
I. Llueve
Douglas Pew; Scott Holden
5:36
9
IV. ¿Ahí Está el Mar?
Douglas Pew; Scott Holden
4:39
10
Silence Compris (Silence Understood)
Leilei Tian; Scott Holden
8:34
19+1 Nanopreludes (Excerpts)  
11
No. 1, Respeto
Francisco Estévez Díaz; Scott Holden
0:45
12
No. 2, Libertad
Francisco Estévez Díaz; Scott Holden
0:25
13
No. 3, Generosidad
Francisco Estévez Díaz; Scott Holden
0:38
14
No. 4, Gratitud
Francisco Estévez Díaz; Scott Holden
1:04
15
No. 5, Dignidad
Francisco Estévez Díaz; Scott Holden
0:37
16
No. 20, Amor
Francisco Estévez Díaz; Scott Holden
1:46
17
Occidental Psalmody
Ethan Wickman; Scott Holden
7:40
18
Toccata for Jazz Piano
Lisa Despain; Scott Holden
3:40
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:45
This album reflects the musical trends of the last one hundred years by highlighting the diversity of the composers that have sprung from the large demographic of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often referred to as the Mormon or LDS Church). In addition, it focuses on music that showcases the expressive and virtuosic potential of the piano.

There is a small but relatively unknown galaxy of repertoire deserving attention in this specific genre, and pianist Scott Holden was thrilled for the opportunity to turn attention to it.

"None of the music presented here has any overt connections with the usual musical traditions or doctrine of the LDS faith. However, one must admit that the spiritual beliefs and experiences of the composers have deeply infused their creative processes. Does this define these pieces as LDS music or simply music by LDS composers? I agree with author Madeleine L'Engle, who stated in Walking on Water, 'There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.' To create is to touch upon the divine. The result is powerful, mystical, visceral, ecstatic, imaginative, and deeply moving, but it certainly is not your grandmother's typical recital of 'LDS Music.'"
- Scott Houlden
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Tracks 1-18 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit

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