In May of 1981 a group of musicians from the University of Illinois led by the late Bill DeFotis recorded Arnold Schoenberg’s Serenade, op.24 after performing it on a number of occasions. After 32 years I have a copy of the recording.
In addition to Bill’s great understanding of the music this recording also has the legendary John Garvey, former violist of the Walden Quartet, playing the violin part (with a pipe in his mouth at most rehearsals). The ensemble was rounded off with Gary Grossman, clarinet; myself on bass clarinet; Nancy Thomas, viola; Sarah Wiseman, cello; Arun Chandra, guitar; Larry Polansky, mandolin; and unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the singer.
Eventually, I will post all seven movements. Here is the opening movement, Marsch: