Hoofin' It

Glenn Meade - Composer

Hoofin' It Volume 1 by Glenn Meade is a collection of 12 tunes loosely associated with the "latin/rhythm" part of ballroom dancing. Comprised of salsa, tango, samba, merengue, cha-cha, and rumba rhythms, the songs are ready for dancing. Featuring various vocal artists backed up with instrumentals by Glenn Meade, this is music you definitely cannot sit still to. In contrast, Hoofin' It Volume 2 contains twelve tunes representing the "smooth/rhythm" styles: foxtrot, waltz, Viennese waltz, East and West Coast swing, and hustle. Again, featuring various vocal artists, this is music ready-made for dance.

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Two Suites for Piano_Strider/To the 9's

Glenn Meade - Composer

The Two Suites for Piano "Strider" and "To the Nines" combine a total of twelve pieces for solo piano that reflect the jazz/blues/rock tinged classical stylings of Glenn Meade's compositions. Performed and recorded at the Synthestra Music studio on a Steinway grand, pianist Stuart Leitch fully realizes the frequent shifts in rhythm, tempo and mood that inhabit the music. At times funky and furious, the pieces will definitely keep you moving.

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Perils of the Great Ulysses

Glenn Meade - Composer

"Perils of the Great Ulysses" is a set of 12 compositions for live string quartet and electronic instruments. Based on events occurring in Homer's "The Odyssey," the music can be eerily peaceful as in "Descent into Hades" or frantic as in "Slaughter of the Suitors." Though performed live, the CD was recorded in the studio by Katherine Hughes, violin, Mark Agnor, violin, Ben Wedge, viola, Jill Kaeding, cello, and Glenn Meade, electronic instruments.

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Patmos

Glenn Meade - Composer

Patmos, John's Vision of the Apocalypse by Glenn Meade, is a 2 CD collection of songs based on the Book of Revelation. Combining the stunning vocals of Chicago a cappella with the electronic orchestrations of Glenn Meade, the music brings to life the extravagant visual imagery of the final book of the Bible. To reflect the many fantastical characters and scenes appearing in John's visions, the music is a mix of many styles, including rock, blues, folk, and gospel.

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Open Road

Glenn Meade - Composer

Open Road, Suite for Jazz Piano by Glenn Meade, is a collection of pieces that captures the essence of driving the open highway. A mix of modern classical precision with the harmonies and rhythm of jazz, the music varies from the lyrical "Sunday Driver" to the intense, angular "Rush Hour." Pianist Stuart Leitch brings the music to life in a sparkling performance on a Baldwin Grand.

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Gloria, for Choir and Orchestra

Glenn Meade - Composer

Gloria, for Choir and Orchestra by Glenn Meade, gives a cutting-edge expression to a familiar text. A work of exquisite beauty and power, this 50-minute setting of the second portion of the Great Mass interprets the words with totally new melodies and rhythms. Beginning with a hush, it builds through each section culminating in the glorious "Amen." The superb vocalists, accompanied by an array of electronic instruments, perform a vibrant new musical realization of the sacred text.

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Quantum Dances

Glenn Meade - Composer

Quantum Dances, Music for Synthesizer Orchestra, by Glenn Meade, is a collection of eleven intense compositions performed on an orchestra of electronic instruments. Not for background ambience, this is maximalist music that requires serious listening. Complex, energetic, and powerful, some of the dances employ frequently shifting tempos and rhythms. Others use languorous melodies over slowly evolving harmonies and timbres.

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Galactica / Phantasmagoria

Glenn Meade - Composer

"Galactica" and "Phantasmagoria" are two symphonies for electronic orchestra performed on an array of synthesizers, samplers, and percussion modules. With four movements each, they are at times hauntingly beautiful, aggressive, percussive, and harmonically dense. Put on your spacesuit and travel the cosmos with "Galactica," or exit your body and enter the nether regions with "Phantasmagoria."

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The Elements /The Driftless Region

Glenn Meade - Composer

"The Elements" and "The Driftless Region" are two symphonies for electronic orchestra performed on an array of synthesizers, samplers, and percussion modules. With four movements each, they are at times hauntingly beautiful, aggressive, percussive, and harmonically dense. Step into your time machine and travel back in time to Earth's creation with “The Elements,” or visit exotic environments with “The Driftless Region.” “Organ Sonata” is a set of bonus tracks for pipe organ.

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Words Never Said - Vos Cantu Monemus

Glenn Meade - Composer

Originally released in 1969 by Canticle Records, "Words Never Said" was re-released in 2017 with a limited edition of 500 records by Federal Green Records. Vos Cantu Monemus was comprised of three talented 17 year olds who got together at the Bethany Beach Folk Festival: Lynne Hulse with her lovely contralto voice and guitar; Mark Blankner, tenor, guitar, and percussion; and Glenn Meade, baritone and guitar. The vocal blend and interpretation of their original material is beautifully arranged and artistically performed.

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