San Francisco’s Lowell Trio just released Volume II of its “Music to Save Our Endangered Lands” CD series, which includes Juliana Hall‘s Rilke Song for English horn and piano, and David Conte‘s arrangement of Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child for oboe, cello, and piano.
The Lowell Trio consists of oboist/English horn player Janet Popesco Archibald and cellist Emil Miland (both members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra), along with pianist Margaret Fondbertasse (Skyline College faculty accompanist). Sales of the trio’s two CDs support the work of the John Muir Land Trust to permanently preserve more beautiful places throughout Alameda County and Contra Costa County, in northern California, for recreation, wildlife habitat, and scenic views.
Hall’s Rilke Song is heard in a stunning performance by Archibald and Fondbertasse, alongside the Trio’s beautiful presentation of Conte’s Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child; the remainder of the CD includes many original works by composers from Bach and Brahms to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul Desmond.
“Music to Save Our Endangered Lands” – Volumes I and II – may be ordered directly from the John Muir Land Trust at http://www.jmlt.org/musicfortheland.html.