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photo: cover of David Bennett Thomas's Deeper JourneyDeeper Journey

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This is a collection of new DBT compositions, featuring Joel Frahm, saxophones (1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11); John Swana, EVI (1, 3, 8, 10); David Bennett Thomas, piano (all tracks);
Vic Juris, guitar (all tracks); Micah Jones, bass (all tracks); Erik Johnson, drums (all tracks except 4); Robert Frazier, French horn (2, 4, 6); Jeffrey Solow, cello (2, 4); Jarred Antonacci, trombone (6).

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1. Coasting Home

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2. Come To The Waters

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3. Wandering Song

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4. First Frost

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5. All The Days

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6. Abraham and Isaac

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7. Hope

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8. Elevator Etiquette

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9. One Horse Town

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10. Deeper Journey

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11. How Lonely Sits The City

photo: cover of David Bennett Thomas's Jazz PortraitDeep, Deep Love
Vectordisc Records 036

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This is a collection of arrangements of hymns and spirituals that feature DBT on piano (all tracks); Paul Jost: voice (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12); George Rabbai: trumpet (tracks 4, 9, 11); Micah Jones: bass (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12); Larry Marshall: drums (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12); Jason Fraticelli: bass (track 2), and cuatro (track 7); Paul Klinefelter: bass (track 7); Ron Kerber: flute, alto flute, clarinet (track 7); Brett Payne: guitar (track 7); and Robert Frazier: horn (track 7).

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1. At The River

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2. Be Still My Soul

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3. Wayfaring Stranger

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4. O The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

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5. Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

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6. Amazing Grace

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7. My Jesus I Love Thee

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8. O Sacred Head Now Wounded

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9. Come Thou Almighty King

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10. All Creatures Of Our God And King

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11. Were You There

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12. Now Thank We All Our God

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13. Jesus Loves Me

photo: cover of David Bennett Thomas's Jazz PortraitHeadspace
Vectordisc Records 035

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This album features DBT as composer/pianist, with Joel Frahm, saxophones (1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11); John Swana, EVI (1, 2, 6, 9, 11); Matt Davis, guitar (all tracks except 4); Micah Jones, bass (all tracks except 8); and Erik Johnson, drums (all tracks except 3, 8, 10).

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1. Don't Be A Stranger (watch promo video)

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2. Two If By Sea (watch promo video)

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3. New Ev'ry Morning (watch promo video)

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4. Christina's World 1948 (watch promo video)

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5. Tides (watch promo video)

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6. Learn How To Dance (watch promo video) (watch the Frahm/Swana transcription video)

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7. Headspace (watch promo video)

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8. Never Will I Leave You (watch promo video)

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9. Moxie (watch promo video)

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10. Pale Sky (watch promo video)

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11. Driving Home Music (watch promo video)

 

photo: cover of David Bennett Thomas's Jazz PortraitPaths
Vectordisc Records 028

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Duo for Cello and Piano (2010) 17'
Jeffrey Solow, cello; Matthew Bengtson, piano

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Carla (2012) 6'
Carla Rees, alto flute

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Deseo (2012) 14'
The Dolce Suono Ensemble: Mimi Stillman, flute; Burchard Tang, viola; Priscilla Lee, cello

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Paths (2009) 12'
rarescale: Carla Rees, alto flute; David Black, guitar

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Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano: Statement, Elegy, Idyll (2004) 9'
Josh Kovach, clarinet; Terry Klinefelter, piano.

photo: cover of David Bennett Thomas's Jazz PortraitJazz Portrait
Vectordisc Records 022

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Music inspired by lines from James Joyce's novel Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Performed by John Swana, EVI (tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 9); Ron Kerber, soprano and tenor saxophones (all tracks except 4); David Bennett Thomas, piano (all tracks); percussion (track 4); Kevin Hanson, guitar (all tracks); Micah Jones, bass (all tracks); Erik Johnson, drums (all tracks); and Arturo Stable, percussion (tracks 1, 2, 7).

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1. Wave of Light  

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2. Seaborne 

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3. Nasty Roche 

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4. Fleece of Clouds 

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5. His Heart Danced 

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6. Distant Pools 

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7. The Colour The Sea Was At Night 

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8. Dieu 

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9. Music Leaping 

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10. The Dying Day 


Piano Works 2001 – 2009

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Piano Sonata #3 (2007) 17'
Carl Cranmer, piano.

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Piano Sonata #4 - In Memory of Lukas Foss (2009) 14'
Carl Cranmer, piano

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Four Etudes for Piano (2006) 7'
Matthew Bengtson, piano.

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Conundrum (for two pianos) (2005) 13'
Charles Abramovic and Matthew Bengtson, pianos.

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Piano Sonata #1 (2001) 15'
Gary Gress, piano.

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Piano Sonata #2 (2003) 10'
Matthew Bengtson, piano.

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Moment: rarescale plays David Bennett Thomas
rarescale records 003

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Recalled To Life (9:07)
Nicholas Robinson, conductor; Carla Rees, flute; Louise Hayter, oboe; Sarah Watts, clarinet; Shelley Organ, bassoon; Rosie Banks, violoncello; Anthony Williams, contrabass; Kerry Yong, piano; Matthew West, percussion.

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Elegy for Tu Fu (3:58)
Carla Rees, bass flute; Kerry Yong, piano

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Moment (6:26)
Carla Rees, bass flute; Sarah Watts, bass clarinet

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Evocations (16:15)
Carla Rees, alto flute; Sarah Watts, bass clarinet; Rosie Banks, cello; Kerry Yong, piano

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Sketches for Flute and Guitar (4:59)
Carla Rees, flute; David Black, guitar

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Short Suite (7:39)
Carla Rees, alto flute; Paul Goodey, cor anglais; Sarah Watts, bass clarinet

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Steeples In My Soul (5:23)
Carla Rees, alto flute

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Edifice (12:00)
Sarah Watts, bass clarinet; Antony Clare, piano

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Songs of Seasons
The Gregg Smith Singers
Capstone Records CPS-8791

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O Magnum Mysterium (4:25)
The Gregg Smith Singers; Arthur Krieck, conductor

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The Dawning (4:38)
The Men of The Gregg Smith Singers; Gregg Smith, conductor

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WARSONG (13:01)
Eileen Clark, soprano; Megan Friar, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Schmidt, piano

Songs of Seasons
The Gregg Smith Singers; Thomas Schmidt, piano; Dale Jergenson, conductor

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January-April (2:32) ~ Alto solo by April Lindevald

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May (1:03)

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June-September (1:43)

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October (1:41)

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November-December (3:35) ~ Soprano solo by Mary Elizabeth Poore Tenor solo by Drew Martin

Psalms
Jared Stamm, baritone; Thomas Schmidt, piano

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Psalm 46: 2-7, 10-11 (5:13)

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Psalm 84: 1-4 (2:29)

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Psalm 51: 10-17 (4:31)

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Chamber Works
Capstone Records CPS-8754

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Piano Sonata No.2
Matthew Bengtson, piano

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Steeples In My Soul
Carla Rees, alto flute

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Sonata for Solo Cello
Jeffrey Solow, cello

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Blake Songs
The New Carillon Ensemble; Mary Elizabeth Poore, soprano; April Lindevald, alto; Arthur Krieck, tenor; Alan Reinhardt, bass; Thomas Schmidt, piano

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Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano
The Temple New Music Trio: Cynthia Folio, flute; Jeffrey Solow, cello; Charles Abramovic, pian

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Juliet: Five songs from Shakespeare for Soprano, Violin, Organ, and Tubular Bells
Mary Elizabeth Poore, soprano; Laura Frautschi, violin; Thomas Schmidt, organ; John Dolbashian, bells

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The Music of David Bennett Thomas, Vol. 1

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Four Easter Canticles
The Gregg Smith Singers

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Short Sonata for Four Hands
Samuel Hsu and Gary Gress, piano

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Homage to Toru Takemitsu
Gary Gress, piano

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A Poem by Lady Mary Wroth
Deborah Lipsi, soprano; Michael Locati, viola; April Stace, harp

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Impromptus for Flute and Piano
Margaret Claudin, flute;  Samuel Hsu, piano

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America's Millennium Tribute to Adolphe Sax, Volume IX: AUR CD 3122

To order through Arizona University Recordings, click here.

This CD is a collection of pieces featuring the saxophone, including Thomas' Rondo Capriccioso (Marshall Taylor, alto saxophone; Samuel Hsu, piano). Other composers on the CD include Lars-Erik Larsson, Lawrence Moss, and Edward Green. Performers include Kenneth Tse, Dale Underwood, ThiBre Quartet, and the Prism Brass Quartet. For a full list, and to hear clips of any track, please click on the Arizona University Recordings link above.

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Rondo Capriccioso for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Marshall Taylor, alto saxophone; Samuel Hsu, piano

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cover art: Transfusion EnsembleThe University of the Arts Transfusion Ensemble

A production of The University of the Arts School of Music; Philadelphia, PA

Arrangement of Herbie Hancock's tune, for The Transfusion Ensemble (2008)

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Eye of the Hurricane
The UArts Transfusion Ensemble; Ron Kerber, director

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The University of the Arts Chorus presents Mass

A production of The University of the Arts School of Music; Philadelphia, PA.

Mass in Five Movements - for SATB chorus, soloists, and organ (2008-2009) 27'.

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I. Kyrie

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II. Gloria

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III. Credo

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IV. Sanctus

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V. Agnus Dei

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Link to Singing CitySinging City's Philadelphia Treasures Program: “We the People”

Available through Singing City; Philadelphia, PA.

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Chanting To Paradise - SSAATTBB chorus (2007) 3' Text by Emily Dickinson.
Recorded audio sample performed by The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia.
Click here to see the YouTube video with Jeffrey Brillhart leading Singing City.

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Link to Singing CityOdyssey: 11 American Premieres for Flute and Piano
Innova Records 814

Mimi Stillman and Charles Abramovic
Two CD Set
Available through Innova Records, or download on iTunes.

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Whim
for solo flute

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Link to Singing CityCuillin Sound:
New Horizons CUILL 104

Sarah Watts and Laurence Perkins perform “Ebb” for bass clarinet and bassoon. Links to purchase this can be found at Cuillin Sound.

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Ebb
for bass clarinet and bassoon.

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Fine Tune album on Potenza Music websiteFine Tune:
Potenza Music PM1041

Calvin Falwell, bass clarinet

Calvin Falwell performs “Fine Tune” with the McCormick Percussion Group.

Available through Potenza Music

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Fine Tune

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Link to Salt Lake Choral Artists Salt Lake Vocal Artists: The Singing Heart

Brady Allred conducts the Salt Lake Vocal Artists in a performance of “Gloria Patri.”

Available Through Salt Lake Choral Artists

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Gloria Patri
Recorded audio sample performed by The Salt Lake Vocal Artists.

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