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Has Music Become Too Cheap?

If you listen to music of any genre, in any form, via any medium, please consider the following… We are 6 months into 2014 so these 2013 statistics hardly constitute breaking news, but they do convey a trend that is literally “breaking” the working musician and will have a profound impact on the future of […]

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Sinai Mass

The 4-track Album and Full Score are available to download for FreePlease consider supporting the work of Refinersfire by paying what you’d like or by making a contribution below       The “Sinai Mass” is intended to be sung by the parish congregation and the important words there are “mass”, “congregation” and “sung.” This is not […]

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Bonnaroo 2014 – See you there

“Great Music Matters, it matters a great deal…” – this is the proverbial north star that guides Refinersfire. Join us as we head to Bonnaroo in search of more great music. Karen Linton will be live updating our Instagram Feed with pictures and videos as well as daily posts recapping each day’s festivities and sounds. […]

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Steal Away

Every now and again we’ll dig into the Refinersfire “vault” and pull out a classic recording to feature as a free download via SoundCloud. Be sure to check out all of our Music Releases at your favorite digital music store. Last week I watched Steve McQueen’s brilliant and heart-wrenching adaptation of Solomon Northup’s memoir “Twelve […]

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The Silver Swan

Click on the image above or here to listen/buy.  One of Renaissance England’s most famous madrigal texts soars in this new setting for soprano, trumpet, and chamber orchestra by Michael Linton Composers are often asked about a piece of music, “How long did it take you to write that”? It’s not a ill-intended question yet […]

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Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated – opens tonight

Attention residents of New York and lovers of all things beautiful…. DILLON GALLERY PRESENTS ULTRA VIOLET: THE STUDIO RECREATED APRIL 24 – JUNE 3 Installation Featuring the Contents Iconic Artist and Warhol Superstar’s Chelsea Studio Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Factory Fame is somewhat legitimate. People want to be God. People want to be […]

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Timbre Cierpke: an orchestral premiere

Tonight I will be attending the premiere of Timbre Cierpke’s tone poem for orchestra Day Boy: Photogen Sees the Moon featuring the Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, the Trevecca Madrigalians, and Timbre herself on harp. If you find yourself in Nashville this evening please join me. You’ll be glad you did. “Day Boy: Photogen Sees the Moon” is a […]

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Buke and Gase

Buke and Gase are this week’s “ensemble” to check out. They were the first of several great personal discoveries of mine at The Big Ears Festival. I say ‘of mine’ because they’ve been around for the better part of seven years and there’s a pretty good chance you already know of them. But if you […]

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Bach – Et Resurrexit

Here’s to a joyful week! In light of Resurrection Sunday here is an absolutely glorious performance of the “Et resurrexit” movement from the Credo of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B-minor (BWV 232). With no tempo markings to guide him, Maestro Karl Richter takes full liberty on the score and the result is breath-taking.

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