New World Records Completes CRI Digitization

New World Records has announced the completion of their project to re-issue the complete Composers Recordings, Inc. LP catalog in digital form. Approximately 350 titles, representing releases by Composers Recordings, Inc. which had not previously been re-issued, are now available as on-demand CD-Rs and will soon be available as downloads as well.

The CRI catalog, comprising works by many of the most important American composers of the 20th century—among them Charles Ives, Henry Cowell, Otto Luening, Ned Rorem, and George Crumb—has been unavailable since the end of the LP era. These 350 titles also include otherwise unrecorded repertoire by George Antheil, Jack Beeson, Easley Blackwood, John Eaton, Robert Erickson, Ben Johnston, Ulysses Kay, Harrison Kerr, John La Montaine, Dai-Keong Lee, Dika Newlin, Hall Overton, Quincy Porter, Louise Talma, Robert Ward, Elinor Remick Warren, and many other lesser-known Americans. In addition, the catalog also features some of the earliest recordings of electronic music created in the United States, as well as some rare recordings of works for a wide variety of media by composers from other countries, such as Scottish composer Iain Hamilton, the Mexican microtonal pioneer Julian Carrillo, and historic works by Canadian and Icelandic composers. All titles have been carefully transferred from the 
original tapes but have not been remastered—i.e. they are “flat” 

CRI, a non-profit label devoted to works by American composers, was founded in 1954 by composers Otto Luening and Douglas Moore, and Oliver Daniel of BMI. Dedicated to the promotion of new music by American composers, CRI issued more than 800 recordings over its 49-year history. Ownership of the CRI catalog was assumed by New World Records in 2006.

Below is a complete list of the transferred titles. (For further details or to place orders, visit the New World Records website.)

NWCRL102 Lament for April 15
NWCRL103 Antheil/Howe/Luening: Orchestral Works
NWCRL104 Kohs/Scott: Orchestral Works
NWCRL105 Scenes from The Wife of Martin Guerre
NWCRL106 Henry Brant / Irving Fine
NWCRL107 McBride/Moore/Claflin
NWCRL108 Avery Claflin: La Grande Breteche
NWCRL109 Cowell/Pinkham/Hovhaness
NWCRL110 Dello Joio/Wigglesworth
NWCRL111 Creston/Hively/Haufrecht/Sanjuan
NWCRL112 Luening/Ussachevsky/Bergsma
NWCRL113 Lora/Weiss
NWCRL114 Cowell/Harrison
NWCRL115 Berlinski/Gerschefski/Ballou
NWCRL116 Finney/Weiss
NWCRL117 Riegger/Avshalomov/Cazden
NWCRL118 Carter / Porter
NWCRL119 Claflin/McBride/Kay
NWCRL120 Goeb / Weber
NWCRL121 Mel Powell: Chamber Music
NWCRL122 Fischer/Nagel/Chou/Lessard
NWCRL123 Foss/Shifrin
NWCRL124 Johan Franco/Mary Howe
NWCRL125 Franchetti/Johnson
NWCRL126 Overton/Laderman: String Quartets
NWCRL127 Ruggles/Moore/Ward
NWCRL128 Pisk/Schwartz/Mills/Gideon
NWCRL129 Aaron Copland/Halsey Stevens
NWCRL130 Riegger/Laderman
NWCRL131 Sessions/Bergsma/Smith
NWCRL132 Cowell/Kelly
NWCRL133 Moore/Perry
NWCRL134 Hovhaness/Wood/Keller
NWCRL135 Fine/Franco
NWCRL136 Layton/Moevs
NWCRL137 Barber: Violin Cto./Symphony
NWCRL138 Babbitt/Bavicchi
NWCRL139 Kay/Binkerd
NWCRL141 Wyner/Shapey: Chamber Works
NWCRL142 Kerr/Cowell
NWCRL143 Flanagan/Heilner/Pinkham/Berger
NWCRL144 Schuller/Blackwood: Chamber Works
NWCRL145 Talma/Fine/Perry/Daniels/Howe
NWCRL146 Frederick Jacobi: Chamber Works
NWCRL147 Lee / Bucci
NWCRL148 Perle/Bassett: Chamber Works
NWCRL149 Wuorinen/Tanenbaum: Orchestral Works
NWCRL150 Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2
NWCRL151 Pozdro / Norton
NWCRL152 Imbrie/Cushing: Orchestral Works
NWCRL153 Haines / Rogers
NWCRL154 Jacques de Menasce
NWCRL155 Boda / Trythall
NWCRL156 Robert Sanders
NWCRL157 Balazs / Mourant
NWCRL158 Goeb / Sydeman
NWCRL159 Ward/Trimble/Bezanson/Goodenough
NWCRL160 Kielland / Brustad
NWCRL162 Theodore Chanler: The Pot of Fat
NWCRL163 Ives / Flanagan
NWCRL164 Martirano / Rochberg
NWCRL165 Cowell/Ward/Sowerby
NWCRL166 La Montaine / Stevens
NWCRL167 Goeb/Druckman
NWCRL169 Green/Van Vactor: Symphonies
NWCRL170 Brunswick/Gideon/Newlin
NWCRL171 Aaron Copland
NWCRL172 Elinor Remick Warren
NWCRL173 Cowell: Chamber Works
NWCRL176 Siegmeister/Kohs: String Quartets
NWCRL177 Riegger/Becker/Ives: Orchestral Works
NWCRL178 Barlow/Claflin: Orchestral Works
NWCRL179 Leifs/Isólfsson/Cowell: Orchestral Works
NWCRL180 Piston/Ives/Carpenter: Orchestral Works
NWCRL181 Sydeman / Cortes: Chamber Works
NWCRL182 Cleveland Composers’ Guild, Vol I
NWCRL183 Cleveland Composers’ Guild, Vol II
NWCRL184 Barati / Egge: Concerti
NWCRL185 Siegmeister / Mayer
NWCRL186 Hovhaness/Sims/Moss
NWCRL187 Lester Trimble/Louise Talma
NWCRL188 Kahn / Haines
NWCRL189 Gutche / La Montaine
NWCRL190 Charles Ives: New England Holidays
NWCRL191 Sing Unto the Lord a New Song!
NWCRL192 Brass etcetera
NWCRL195 Music of Dai-Keong Lee
NWCRL196 Ives/Beeson
NWCRL201 Bacon/Binkerd
NWCRL202 Music of Ned Rorem
NWCRL203 Donovan/Bassett: Orchestral Works
NWCRL204 Davidovsky/Sollberger: Chamber Works
NWCRL205 Etler/Hamilton
NWCRL206 Music of Robert Ward
NWCRL207 Music of Virgil Thomson
NWCRL208 Stevens/Gross/Lessard: Music for Cello
NWCRL209 Berezowsky/Kay/Dello Joio: Orchestral Works
NWCRL211 Cowell/Semmler: Piano Trios
NWCRL212 20th Century American Music for Flute
NWCRL214 Smith/Hoiby: Piano Concertos
NWCRL215 Corigliano/Strang
NWCRL216 Diamond/Thorne
NWCRL217 Henry Cowell: Orchestral Works
NWCRL218 Crumb/Erickson: Chamber Works
NWCRL219 Riegger/McPhee/Luening
NWCRL221 Hovhaness/Husa/Straight
NWCRL222 Franco/Grant
NWCRL223 Moevs/Sims: Chamber Works
NWCRL224 Procter/Trembley: Symphonies
NWCRL226 Porter/Barati: Works with Harpsichord
NWCRL227 Luening/Ussachevsky/Powell
NWCRL228 Adolphus/Pisk/Gerschefski/McBride: Orchestral Works
NWCRL229 Modern Music for Brass
NWCRL231 Parris/Rochberg/Wuorinen
NWCRL232 Shapey/Perkins
NWCRL233 Wolpe/Crumb: Chamber Works
NWCRL234 Downey/Stout: Cello Sonatas
NWCRL235 Quincy Porter: Chamber Works
NWCRL237 Evett/Humel
NWCRL238 Rorem/Ward-Steinman: Song Cycles
NWCRL239 Weber/Wuorinen: Piano Concertos
NWCRL240 Hoffmann/Martino: Chamber Works
NWCRL241 Modern Choral Music
NWCRL242 Music of Karl Weigl
NWCRL243 Del Tredici/Batstone/Ashforth: Vocal Works
NWCRL244 Laderman/Brunswick: Music for String Quartet
NWCRL245 Putsche/Schafer/Weinberg
NWCRL246 Julian Carillo: Mass for Pope John the XXIII
NWCRL248 Koussevitsky/Piston: Concertos
NWCRL249 Korte/Seeger/Orbon: Chamber Works
NWCRL250 Blank/Flanagan: Vocal Works
NWCRL252 Harrison/Perry/Gyring
NWCRL253 Childs/Pleskow/Custer: Chamber Works
NWCRL254 Piston/Ruggles/Swanson/Hively: Orchestral Works
NWCRL256 Stewart/Keats: String Quartets
NWCRL257 Layton/Spies/Whittenberg
NWCRL258 Thorne/Anderson/Brozen
NWCRL259 Arthur Bennett Lipkin Conducts…
NWCRL260 Music from Bennington
NWCRL261 Music of Karel Husa
NWCRL262 Donovan/Moevs: Choral Works
NWCRL263 Lazarof/Lewis: Chamber Works
NWCRL264 Arel/Wilson/Stern
NWCRL265 Composers String Quartet
NWCRL267 Josten/Kubik: Orchestral Works
NWCRL268 Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center – 10th Anniversary
NWCRL269 Paul Chihara: Tree Music
NWCRL270 Elwell/Verrall/Walker
NWCRL271 Westergaard/G. Wilson/ R. Wilson
NWCRL272 Giannini: The Taming of the Shrew
NWCRL273 Weisgall: The Stronger/Fancies and Inventions
NWCRL274 Dick/Harris: Chamber Works
NWCRL277 William Albright: Organ Works
NWCRL279 Modern Music for Two Pianos
NWCRL280 Music of Iain Hamilton
NWCRL281 Talma/Sessions/Cowell/Lybbert: Piano Works
NWCRL282 Wallace Berry: Chamber Works
NWCRL283 Crumb/Jones: Chamber Works
NWCRL286 Gideon/Phillips
NWCRL289 Elston/Binkerd: Chamber Works
NWCRL290 Berger/Donovan: Chamber Works
NWCRL291 Mayer/Argento
NWCRL292 Kraft/Hodkinson
NWCRL293 Harbison/Johnson/Pleskow
NWCRL294 Del Tredici/Diamond
NWCRL295 Contemporary Piano Music
NWCRL296 Music of John Eaton
NWCRL298 Overton/Trimble
NWCRL299 Gaber/Hellerman/Zonn
NWCRL300 Music for Computers, Electronic Sounds and Players
NWCRL302 Pleskow/Miller/Tower/Yarden: Chamber Works
NWCRL305 Davidovsky/Street/Trythall
NWCRL306 Contemporary Piano Music
NWCRL307 Riegger/Harris/Moss: Chamber Music
NWCRL309 Simons: Music for Young Listeners
NWCRL310 Hiller/Baker/Melby
NWCRL311 Finney/Bassett: Chamber Works
NWCRL313 Music of John Harbison
NWCRL314 Ives: The Celestial Country
NWCRL315 Wilson/McPhee
NWCRL316 Kenneth Gaburo: Lingua II-Maledetto
NWCRL317 Music of Canada
NWCRL318 Dorian Woodwind Quintet
NWCRL319 Lerdahl/Sollberger: Chamber Works
NWCRL320 Two Sides of Bill Smith
NWCRL321 Heiss/Brün/Yttrehus: Chamber Works
NWCRL322 Fennelly/Hibbard: Chamber Works
NWCRL323 Bassett/Erb/Edwards/MacDougall: Chamber Works
NWCRL324 Contemporary Music from the University of Iowa
NWCRL325 New Vocal Music
NWCRL326 Music of Nature and the Gods
NWCRL328 Randall/Ceely/Del Monaco: Electronic Music
NWCRL329 Stock/Karlins/Blank/Jenni: Chamber Works
NWCRL332 Jolas/Hiller: String Quartets
NWCRL333 Pollock/Nieman: Piano Works
NWCRL334 Music of Otto Luening
NWCRL335 Priscilla and Barton McLean: Electronic Music
NWCRL336 Music from the American Academy in Rome
NWCRL338 Boykan/Barkin: String Quartets
NWCRL339 Music of Leo Ornstein
NWCRL340 Ross/Schwantner/Penn
NWCRL341 Gregg Smith: Beware of the Soldier
NWCRL342 Bazelon/Lansky/Pleskow/Zuckerman/Cross
NWCRL343 Gideon/Wesgall: Song Cycles
NWCRL344 Wernick/Mays
NWCRL345 New Piano Music
NWCRL346 Hammers and Bows
NWCRL348 Charles Dodge: Synthesized Voices
NWCRL349 Music of Richard Felciano
NWCRL350 Lieberson/Lundborg
NWCRL353 Goldman/Persichetti/Wylie
NWCRL354 Tower/Tanenbaum
NWCRL355 Ralph Shapey: Praise
NWCRL356 Electronic Pioneers
NWCRL358 Monod/Weber/Shifrin
NWCRL363 Hodkinson/Heiss/Ung
NWCRL364 International Electronic Music
NWCRL367 Penn/Wilson/Peck
NWCRL370 Other Voices – Vocal Works of Blank, Wilson & Smit
NWCRL371 Berry/Basart/Goosen: Chamber Works
NWCRL374 Music for Clarinet and Piano
NWCRL375 Matthews/Zupko
NWCRL378 Lerdahl/Dugger: Chamber Works
NWCRL379 Wernick/Boros
NWCRL380 Argento/Ahrold/Hervig
NWCRL381 Street/Lazarof/Rush
NWCRL382 Trythall/Hudson/McClellan
NWCRL383 Helps/Moore/Pleskow/Shepherd
NWCRL386 Chihara/Cowell: Chamber Works
NWCRL387 Perle/Blumenfeld
NWCRL388 Sonorous Explorations
NWCRL389 Lewis/Ahrold
NWCRL392 Lewis/Rovics
NWCRL393 Winham/Vercoe/Hoffman/Gressel: Computer Works
NWCRL394 Rorem/Piston/Françaix: Flute Works
NWCRL397 Thorne/Moryl
NWCRL400 Flute Possibilities
NWCRL401 Gideon/Boykan
NWCRL402 Cooper/Lansky: String Quartets
NWCRL403 Songs by George Perle
NWCRL405 Music from the University of Illinois
NWCRL406 Jack Beeson: Dr. Heidegger’s Fountain of Youth
NWCRL407 McLean/Eakin/Hamilton/Hutcheson: Piano Works
NWCRL409 Chihara/Curtis-Smith
NWCRL410 Cage/Wuorinen: Orchestral Works
NWCRL411 Thomson/Helps: Symphonies
NWCRL412 Berry/Swift
NWCRL414 Chatman/Morgan/Hudson: Chamber Works
NWCRL415 Mayer/Stokes
NWCRL417 Hugo Weisgall: Two Song Cycles
NWCRL419 Frank/Olan
NWCRL420 Perera/Albert: Vocal Works
NWCRL421 John Eaton: Danton and Robespierre
NWCRL422 80 Trombones and 30 Basses
NWCRL423 Music for Oboe
NWCRL425 Music of Ramon Zupko
NWCRL426 Rhodes/Baur/Chatman: Vocal Works
NWCRL430 Richard Yardumian: Come Creator Spirit
NWCRL431 Extended Saxophone
NWCRL432 Music from Eastman
NWCRL433 Warren Benson: Chamber Works
NWCRL436 Harbison/Rochberg: Chamber Works
NWCRL437 Wilson/Thome/Yannay
NWCRL438 Hiller/Yttrehus/Maslanka
NWCRL439 Rosalind Rees Sings William Schuman
NWCRL440 Harbison/Stock
NWCRL441 Da Capo Chamber Players’ 10th Anniversary
NWCRL443 Satan’s Sermon and Other Electronic Fantasies
NWCRL444 MacGregor/Read: Music for Percussion
NWCRL450 Bloch/Hindemith: Viola Works
NWCRL451 Sessions/Lees: Orchestral Works
NWCRL453 Starer/Perlongo
NWCRL454 Dodge/Harbison
NWCRL456 Computer Directions
NWCRL457 Moevs/Druckman: Orchestral Works
NWCRL458 Subotnick/Grantham
NWCRL459 Lennon/Cory/Biscardi/Wuorinen
NWCRL461 Kirchner/Shifrin/Babbitt/Bartók: Piano Works
NWCRL463 Group for Contemporary Music
NWCRL464 Johnson/Palmer/Beeson: Piano Sonatas
NWCRL466 O’Brien/Peyton
NWCRL468 Bresnick/Mumford
NWCRL470 London/Nowak
NWCRL476 Music of Meyer Kupferman
NWCRL478 Music of Claus Adam
NWCRL481 Sessions/Gideon/Weber: Piano Works
NWCRL482 New England Conservatory Chorus
NWCRL483 Kreiger/Matthews/Tanenbaum: Electronic Works
NWCRL484 The Huntingdon Trio
NWCRL486 Collage
NWCRL487 Cummings/Ung
NWCRL488 Lockwood/Walker
NWCRL489 Music of Erich Itor Kahn
NWCRL490 David Stock: Chamber Works
NWCRL491 Wuorinen/Lieberman: Chamber Works
NWCRL494 Music of Robert Erickson
NWCRL496 Shapey/Chenoweth/Moevs: Piano Works
NWCRL497 Schwantner/Johnston: Chamber Works
NWCRL498 Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano
NWCRL499 Parnassus
NWCRL501 James Ostryniec, oboist
NWCRL502 Antheil: La Femme 100 Têtes
NWCRL503 Schoenberg/Wolpe
NWCRL504 Seymour Shifrin: Vocal Works
NWCRL505 John Powell: Piano Works
NWCRL506 Music of Tod Machover
NWCRL507 McKinley/Zupko
NWCRL510 Alexei Haieff: Piano Works
NWCRL511 Shifrin: Cantata to the Text of Sophoclean Choruses
NWCRL513 Greenbaum/Hyla/Barkin/Jaffe: Chamber Works
NWCRL514 Da Costa/Boatwright: Chamber Works
NWCRL515 Music of Ben Johnston
NWCRL516 Music of Max Lifchitz
NWCRL518 Winslow/Mamlok/Karchin
NWCRL520 Lennon/Silver: String Quartets
NWCRL523 Charles Amirkhanian: Mental Radio
NWCRL525 Read/Dick: Orchestral Works
NWCRL526 Wilson/Mackey: String Quartets
NWCRL528 John Melby/James Tenney
NWCRL529 Gheorghe Costinescu: Music for the Voice
NWCRL530 Music of Mario Davidovsky
NWCRL531 Sue Ann Kahn plays Schickele, Rochberg, Luening and Riegger
NWCRL533 20th Century Harpsichord Works
NWCRL534 Music of Todd Brief
NWCRL535 Music from Eastman: Wilder and Blank
NWCRL538 Wolpe/Pleskow/Greenbaum: Piano Works
NWCRL539 Music of Marc-Antonio Consoli
NWCRL540 Music of Neil B. Rolnick
NWCRL541 Allanbrook/Dugger
NWCRL542 Music of Edward Cohen & Eleanor Cory
NWCRL543 Music of Vladimir Ussachevsky
NWCRL544 Music of Herman Berlinski
NWCRL549 Music of Louise Talma
NWCRL553 Contemporary Music Forum
NWCRL558 San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
NWCRL559 Music of Karol Rathaus
NWCRL567 Avshalomov/La Rocca
NWCRL6016 Music for the Viola, Vol. 1
NWCRL6017 Music for the Viola, Vol. 2
NWCRL6018 Music for the Viola, Vol. 3

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