Paul Bailey blogs about a dress rehearsal by the Los Angeles Master Chorale for a new Steve Reich piece, You Are (Variations):
It is a great new work in the style of desert music and eight lines.Steve Reich in the program notes:
What unites the piece harmonically is a constantly recurring D major dominant chord — usually with G, rather than A in the bass. This bright ray of D major light illuminates most of the piece, most intensely in the final movement.Mary Beth Crain previews in the LA Weekly:
It features 18 amplified voices, an amplified instrumental ensemble, “state-of-the-art” sound design, and the prodigious talents of new-music piano virtuosi Gloria Cheng, Lisa Edwards, Bryan Pezzone and Vicki Ray.Gloria Cheng recorded the John Adams/Terry Riley CD I like so much with China Gates and The Walrus in Memorium (Previously, I had posted "this is a light-hearted set of variations on I Am the Walrus by the Beatles." That CD is available at Berkshire Record Outlet for $2.99. Recommended.
I suppose in several years we'll hear the new Reich work on CD as well.