Cage: The City Wears a Slouch Hat/Fads & Fancies in the Academy/A Chant with Claps - Alice Horn (voices); Brian Brandt (voices); Charles Wood (whistle); Charles Wood (voices); David Avidor (voices);...
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  1. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Introduction
  2. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Opening Stroll
  3. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Holdup
  4. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Nightclub
  5. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Passerby
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  1. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Introduction
  2. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Opening Stroll
  3. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Holdup
  4. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Nightclub
  5. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Passerby
  6. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Along the river
  7. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Phone call
  8. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Streetfight
  9. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Up in the sky
  10. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Woman in the rain
  11. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Kidnapping
  12. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Mirthogram
  13. The City Wears a Slouch Hat, for 4 speakers, 4 percussionists, sound effects & conductor: Off in the ocean
  14. Fads and Fancies In the Academy, for piano & 4 percussionists: Axioms: the pupil is eager to learn
  15. Fads and Fancies In the Academy, for piano & 4 percussionists: Axioms: the pupil is constitutionally lazy
  16. Fads and Fancies In the Academy, for piano & 4 percussionists: Axioms: We deal with the total child
  17. Fads and Fancies In the Academy, for piano & 4 percussionists: A Short Historical Sketch: Reactionaries
  18. Fads and Fancies In the Academy, for piano & 4 percussionists: A Short Historical Sketch: Revolutionaries-Pitched Battle
  19. Fads and Fancies In the Academy, for piano & 4 percussionists: Vistas of the Future: Pessimist
  20. Fads and Fancies In the Academy, for piano & 4 percussionists: Vistas of the Future: Optimist
  21. A Chant with Claps, for chanter & hand-claps
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This wonderfully imaginative, surreal, and entertaining radio piece for percussion, sound effects, and voices, with a text by Kenneth Patchen, was originally presented as part of a Columbia Workshop (CBS Radio) program on May 31, 1942 (and recently re-released on the organ of corti label). It is re-created on this Mode recording by the talented Essential Music group with 14 voices and a five-person "sound orchestra," with the whole ensemble directed by John Kennedy and Charles Wood. The orchestra includes tin cans, muted ...

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Cage: The City Wears a Slouch Hat/Fads & Fancies in the Academy/A Chant with Claps 1997, Mode Records

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