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Mary Jane Leach

Mary Jane Leach
Born: Jan 1, 1949 in Vermont
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Genre: Classical
Biography: Composer Mary Jane Leach grew out of a strong grounding in the arts, singing at church as a child, playing clarinet in high school, writing theater pieces in college, and finally getting into New York City's performance art scene in the late '70s while studying music at Columbia. Leach decided in the ...Read full biography
Adriadne's Lament
Released: 1998
Label: New World Records
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A CD of remarkably beautiful and innovative new vocal works with instruments, reminiscent of both modern European choral sounds like those of Ligeti, Renaissance composers like Thomas Tallis, and containing ...Read full review
Celestial Fires
Released: 1993
Label: XI Recordings
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Beginning from simple means -- close harmonies with phasing rhythms --, each of the 6 compositions on this CD gradually blossom in the intricacy of their exquisite movement and sound. Each uses an ensemble ...Read full review
More Mary Jane Leach albums: Main Albums (2)