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Donnacha Dennehy: Grá Agus Bás (Nonesuch Records)

Debut release of Donnacha Dennehy's music on Nonesuch Records. Release date: 3 May 2011. Tracks are Grá Agus Bás and That The Night Come. Features Dawn Upshaw, Iarla O'Lionáird and Crash Ensemble (conducted by Alan Pierson).

"Remarkable", "startling freshness" 5*****  Andrew Clements, The Guardian

Editor's Choice, Gramophone, August 2011

NPR's Top 50 Albums of 2011

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Donnacha Dennehy: Orchestral Works (RTE Lyric FM)

Premiere recordings of the following orchestral works: Crane, O, The Vandal, and Hive. Performed by National Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir Ireland. Released October 2014.

"The sheer range of Dennehy’s music is hugely impressive" The Guardian

You can check out an in-depth discussion of the disc by Ivan Hewett on BBC's CD Review here.

"Each of these four works is a unique reflection of the creative brilliance of their author, and a harbinger of great things to come" Jeffrey Zeigler, Q2 Music Review, WQXR New York

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Donnacha Dennehy: Elastic Harmonic (NMC)

The first full-length portrait CD of Donnacha Dennehy's music. Released by NMC in London in June 2007. Tracks include Elastic Harmonic, Streetwalker, Junk Box Fraud, PADDY, pAt and Glamour Sleeper. Performers include Crash Ensemble, Joanna MacGregor, Darragh Morgan, National Symphony Orchestra, Tatiana Koleva, and Ensemble Intégrales.

Link to the following online reviews from allmusic.com, JMI, Paul Griffiths, International Record Review (Peter Quinn)

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Stainless Staining (Cantaloupe)

The third in Lisa Moore's series of EPs for Cantaloupe, Stainless Staining is devoted to the piano music of Donnacha Dennehy.  Consists of the two pieces, Stainless Staining and Reservoir.  Release date: July 2012.

From the November 2012 American Edition of Gramophone: "Dennehy creates sonorities at once glistening and hypnotic...Every moment is suffused with delicate or dramatic propulsion... Lisa Moore, founding pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, plays both works with mesmerising command of Dennehy's simmering soundscapes and finely graded dynamic palette". Donald Rosenberg

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Fidelio Trio: Bulb (NMC)

Contains the premiere recording of Bulb(2006) in a disc of performances by the Fidelio Trio along with works by Kevin Volans, Ed Bennett and Deirdre Gribbin. Released by NMC Records in February 2008.

Online review of Bulb by Stephen Graham at musicalcriticism.com

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Isabelle O'Connell: Reservoir (Diatribe)

Isabelle O'Connell's debut CD of contemporary music from Ireland.  Features the first recording of Reservoir for solo piano (commissioned and performed by Isabelle O'Connell).Online reviews at Sequenza 21 and by Daniel Stephen Johnson at the New Haven Advocate.

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Smith Quartet: Dance (Signum)

Contains the premiere recording of Stamp (2008) along with works by John Adams, Tan Dun, Michael Nyman, Joe Cutler and others. Played by the UK-based Smith Quartet. Released by Signum Records on 31 January 2011.

"Donnacha Dennehy's infectious "STAMP" is a caffeinated riff on a 14th-century Saltarello." - Independent on Sunday (UK)

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Electra: Able To Be

Contains the premiere recording of The Weathering (2004) along with works by Louis Andriessen, Jacob Ter Veldhuis and others. Played by the Amsterdam-based Electra group. Released by Attaca Records in January 2008.

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William Dowdall: Works for Solo Flute

This Celestial Recordings CD from the flautist William Dowdall features the first recording of FAT for flute and tape (commissioned and performed by William Dowdall). Online review at the Irish Times.

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Kate Ellis: Jump

Contains the premiere recording of my spectral setting of Aisling Gheal for cello and electronics alongside works by Linda Buckley, Enda Bates, Laura Sheeran and Niall Vallely. Played by the wonderful cellist, Kate Ellis. Released 15 August 2014.

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Susanna Borsch: Off-Limits

Contains the premiere recording of BRAT (2000/5) along with works by Ned McGowan, Gijs Levelt and others. Played by the Dutch/German recorder virtuoso, Susanna Borsch.

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The NMC Songbook

Contains the premiere recording of Swift's Epitaph (2008) for countertenor (Andrew Watts) and percussion (Owen Gunnell). Along with about 90 other compositions!  Online reviews from the Guardian, musicalcriticism.com

"...Donnacha Dennehy’s version of ‘Swift’s Epitaph’ for counter-tenor (Andrew Watts) and percussion (Owen Gunnell), where the emphatic and rhythmically alert opening for drum and vibes evaporates into trickling glockenspiel and then almost works its way back beneath the voice’s strange chant, an altogether magical piece." Paul Griffiths  

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Irish Contemporary Organ Music (Played by David Adams)

Contains the premiere recordings of Work for Organ (1992) and Mad,Avid,Sad (2000). Also includes works by Gerald Barry, Kevin Volans, Buckley, Deane, Godfrey, O'Connell and MacLachlan.

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One Minute More

Contains the premiere recording (by Guy Livingston) of the very short North Circular (1') with a film by Nelleke Koop.

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By The New Time

By the new time is a compilation of Irish electro-acoustic music. It contains the premiere recording of pAt for piano and tape, played by the well-known British pianist Joanna MacGregor. Also includes pieces by Michael Alcorn, Roger Doyle, Judith Ring, Jurgen Simpson and others.

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Coloring Outside The Lines

These composers range from San Francisco to Dublin. Includes first recordings of Begobs II and IV for solo piano. Also includes works by James Bohn, Linda Antas and Camille Goudeseune.

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Contemporary Music from Ireland, Volume Five

Includes a recording of 'To Herbert Brun Part IV' played by the Crash Ensemble.

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Knock on Wood - Tatiana Koleva

Virtuoso Bulgarian percussionist, Tatiana Koleva, performs a dynamic selection of new works for percussion, including Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy’s ‘Paddy’. The CD also includes compositions by Louis Andriessen, Cheil Meijering and Roderik de Man among others.

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New Works for Percussion - Slagwerkgroep Den Haag

The six members of Slagwerkgroep Den Haag (Percussion Group of The Hague) have 600 instruments and a repertoire that encompasses the entire literature of western percussion music. The five very diverse and distinctive works on this CD, among them Donnacha Dennehy’s ‘Composition for Percussion, Loops, Blips and Flesh’, were specially commissioned for the group in 2002-03.