This superb new compilation by the New York ensemble Alarm Will Sound shows off the many sides of Bermel’s musical personality, from the quick-change artistry of the Latin-infused title work to the witty, restless modernism of “Natural Selection.”...Each of these pieces on its own is enough to thrill and enthrall a listener.
— San Francisco Chronicle

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Derek Bermel's CD of orchestral works:  From the melodic roots of West Africa to the infectious grooves of Bulgarian folk music, the CD's four orchestral works meld Bermel's love for orchestral and jazz music with a myriad of unlikely global traditions and influences. 

Wonderful new music, all of it. Performances are tip-top, and the sound clear and im­mediate. One of the most refreshing discs in a while.
— Stereophile

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Soul Garden

Derek Bermel/Chamber Works on New World Records (CRI) 

‘Soul Garden’ is a superb album of consistently winning chamber works that demonstrate how a brilliant musical vagabond has made the sounds of the world his palette to create a singular artistic vision.
— Sequenza 21

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Peace by Piece albums


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Momentum 21

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Contains Derek Bermel's Ritornello

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Bolcom 12 New Etudes 

Contains Derek Bermel's Turning

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Bits & Pieces

Contains Derek Bermel's Theme and Absurdities

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13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg

Contains Derek Bermel's Kontraphunktus

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The WNYC Commissions Volume One

Contains Derek Bermel's Three Rivers

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The Chamber Music of Aaron Copland

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Currier: On The Edge; Chamber Music Of Sebastian Currier

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The Chamber Music of John Musto: Music from Copland House

The Sextet and Divertimento both place considerable emphasis on the clarinet, and Derek Bermel makes the many important clarinet passages sing, especially the klezmer-influenced sections.
— Sequenza 21