List of Works
Moto Perpetuo: Moving Works for Cello
PARMA Records has announced that the compilation CD Moto Perpetuo featuring Ascioti’s Adirondack Meditation was released on March 26, 2013. Moto Perpetuo is available from (click links for details or to purchase):
"Here at Navona, we believe that despite varied influences, styles, and techniques, contemporary works by a variety of carefully selected composers can unite to represent the classical landscape as a whole. On MOTO PERPETUO, a collection of moving works for cello by March, Bartholomew, Beeler, Sherrill, Gottschalk, and Ascioti, the music is bound by the instruments’ simultaneous steadfastness and adaptability and the composers’ shared ability to seize and control the instrument’s expressive timbre and range."
From the publisher's website
Richard H. Hibbert, Creation’s Voice Liner Notes
“Music is an engagement of the universal human spirit with the interior being. When there is no language to give voice to what lies within, music becomes the channel through which the spirit can speak...”
Creation’s Voice is a collection of five song cycles that combines the colors and textures of the voice with creative instrumentation. This collection features texts by Richard H. Hibbert and Canadian poetess Margaret Atwood. The imagery of the poems are accentuated by Ascioti’s word painting skills.
Musicians on the CD include: Eileen Strempel, soprano, Mark Lawrence, tenor, Kenneth Myer, guitar, Christopher Dranchek, flute, Patricia DeAngelis, piano, George Macero, cello, John Lathwell, oboe, Karlinda Caldicott, harp, and Sylvie Beaudette, piano.
Reviews & Press
- “Five Questions: Nicholas Ascioti’, Troy Record, 2/6/13
- “St. Jude chorus records album”, The Evangelist, 6/20/13
- “Teacher finds link between his music and faith”, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, 24 March 2013 (may require subscription for access).
- “Composer’s ‘Creation’ reveals original talent”, Albany Times Union, Albany, 10 December 2006.
- “Composer combines old, new”, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, 20 April 2008 (requires subscription for access).