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A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, on its 25th anniversary

by Erling Wold

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Introduction 01:21
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First Prayer 03:18
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First Sleep 02:53
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The Hair 06:31
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Second Sleep 02:18
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The Knife 05:42
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The Knife 2 04:13
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A ride on a runaway train through Max Ernst's surrealist collage novel of the 1930s, the story of a young girl about to enter a convent, dreaming of the patriarchy, of losing her hair, of love. A new recording, made on the 25th anniversary of the original, featuring Laura Bohn and Nikola Printz as the young girl Marceline-Marie, Rotimi Agbabiaka as the narrator and Bradley Kynard as all the men.

What drives the piece is Wold's score, a beautiful and distinctive creation - San Francisco Chronicle

It gets a perfect rating because it's unique, breathtaking, and thoroughly unflawed. - Progression

a spellbinding wonder—hilarious and horrifying in that good old surrealist way, replete with sexual terrors, denuded schoolgirls and corny religious conflations. - CitySearch

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released March 26, 2021

Orchestra conducted by Deirdre McClure

Rotimi Agbabiaka: Narrator
Laura Bohn and Nikola Printz: Marceline-Marie
Bradley Kynard: The Father, The R.F., The Celestial Bridegroom

Tod Brody flute/piccolo
Peter Josheff clarinet/bass clarinet
Erin Vang horn
Fred Morgan percussion
Marja Mutru piano/synthesizer
Ellen Ruth Rose viola
Hugh Livingston cello

Mix: Jay Cloidt!
Recording: Oliver DiCicco / Möbius
Cover art: Amy Trachtenberg

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