The Door Standing Open
Songs and Chamber Music
from Joelle Wallach
The Door Standing Open celebrates composer Joelle Wallach's ongoing engagement with vocal music, with melody and with her conviction of their connection to the collective unconscious through folk music and musical gesture. The songs selected reach through several decades and touch many interests and issues in Wallach's life. The two non-vocal chamber works grew directly from the songs represented before them on the disk.
Performers are University of North Texas Conductors String Quartet; Tenor Stephen Alexander Carroll; Soprano Marie Therese Mattingly; Mezzo-soprano Avis Stroud; Baritone Jeffrey Snider; Violinist Felix Olschofka,, Violist Susan Dubois, Cellist Nikola Ruzevic and Pianist Pamela Mia Paul.
American composer Joelle Wallach writes expressive and beautiful music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voices and choruses. Visit her at http://www.joellewallach.com/.