Tuesday, July 1, 1975

The Lord's Prayer, Op. 5


Op. 5 THE LORD'S PRAYER
(July 1, 1975; New Music, 1975) (750701)
For Soprano and Bass Soloists, SATB Choir, and Keyboard

Performance:

May 20, 2005
Choir of Mark
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Recording:

EARLY OBOE / EARLY VOICE
(Complete Works, Volume 1) (New Music, 2005)

Sunday, June 1, 1975

Poems on Crane, Op. 4


Op. 4 POEMS ON CRANE
(after Stephen Crane)
(June 1, 1975; New Music, 1975) (750601)
For Mixed Chorus
I. I SAW A MAN
II. THE WAYFARER
III. HYMN
IV. THE BLADES OF GRASS
V. THE HEART (IN THE DESERT)


Performances:

May 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 2005
Choir of Mark
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA


Recording:

EARLY OBOE / EARLY VOICE
(Complete Works, Volume 1) (New Music, 2005)


POEMS ON CRANE
(after Stephen Crane)

I. I SAW A MAN









[And] I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
[And] Round and round they sped.
[And] I was disturbed [at this];
[And] I accosted the man.
"It is futile," I said.'"You can never" --

"You lie," [he cried,
And ran on.]

II. THE WAYFARER
III. HYMN
IV. THE BLADES OF GRASS
V. THE HEART (IN THE DESERT)


Video:

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V. THE HEART (IN THE DESERT)

Thursday, May 1, 1975

Eccclesiastes, or The Preacher, Op. 3


Op. 3 ECCLESIASTES, OR THE PREACHER
(May 1, 1975; New Music, 1975) (750501)
For Soprano [and/or Tenor] and Orchestra [or Keyboard]
I. Vanity
II. Come Now
III. For Everything
IV. Again I Saw
V.-VI. There Is Evil
VII. Day of Death
VIII. Who's Like
IX. But All This
X. Dead Flies
XI. Remember

Selected Performances:

April 15, 18, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30; May 2, 6, 2005
Mark Alburger, Voice and MIDI
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

June 10, 2005
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA

May 21, 2006
Bianca Showalter, Soprano; Robert Benda, Tenor;
Keisuke Nakagoshi, Piano
Fresh Voices VI Festival, Thick House, San Francisco, CA

April 20, 2007
Bianca Showalter, Soprano;
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA

April 29, 2007
Bianca Showalter, Soprano
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA


Recording:

EARLY OBOE / EARLY VOICE
(Complete Works, Volume 1)
(New Music, 2005)

ECCLESIASTES, OR THE PREACHER

I. Vanity

II. Come Now

III. For Everything

IV. Again I Saw



V.-VI. There Is Evil









(Mark Alburger
Tritone Orchestra)










(Bianca Showalter
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra)

After George Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children: Dance of the Sacred Life Cycle

VII. Day of Death

VIII. Who's Like

IX. But All This

X. Dead Flies

XI. Remember


Videos:

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I. Vanity



II. Come Now




III. For Everything




IV. Again I Saw



V.-VI. There Is Evil



VII. Day of Death



VIII. Who's Like



IX. But All This



X. Dead Flies



XI. Remember

Tuesday, April 1, 1975

Suite ("Sol[ar]"), Op. 2













Op. 2 SUITE ("SOL[AR]")
(April 1, 1975; New Music, 1975) (750401)
For Oboe, Piano, and Percussion
I. Sun (January) [MDP]
II. Mercury (February) [HMP]
III. Venus (March) [GCA]
IV Earth / Moon (April) [MGA]
V. Mars / Phobos / Deimos (May) [CEA]
VI. Asteroids (June) [TR]
VII. Jupiter / Ganymede / Callisto / Io / Europa (July) [SAA]
VIII. Saturn / Titan / Rhea / Iapetus / Dione / Tethys (August) [PG]
IX. Uranus / Titania / Oberon / Umbriel / Ariel (September)[JC]
X. Neptune / Triton / Nereid (October) [GHC]
XI. Pluto (November) [JCP]
XII. Comets (December) [EAA]


Performances:

April 1, 1975
Mark Alburger, Oboe
Springfield High School, Springfield, PA

March 1, 5, 12, 14, 18,. 19, 23; April 4, 8, 9, 11, 16, 2005
Mark Alburger, Oboe, Piano, and Percussion
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

March 10, 2006
Philip Freihofner, Oboe
Gabriel Sakakeeny, Percussion
Alexis Alrich, Piano
Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA

October 29, 2011
Thomas Whitman, Cello
Mark Alburger, Percussion
Deborah How, Piano
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA


February 23, 2013
Mark Alburger, Oboe, Piano, and Percussion
The Opus Project, Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA



Recording:

EARLY OBOE / EARLY VOICE
(Complete Works, Volume 1) (New Music, 2005)

SUITE ("SOL[AR]")



I. Sun (January) [MDP]









II. Mercury (February) [HMP]

III. Venus (March) [GCA]

IV Earth / Moon (April) [MGA]

V. Mars / Phobos / Deimos (May) [CEA]

VI. Asteroids (June) [TR]

VII. Jupiter / Ganymede / Callisto / Io / Europa (July) [SAA]

VIII. Saturn / Titan / Rhea / Iapetus / Dione / Tethys (August) [PG]

IX. Uranus / Titania / Oberon / Umbriel / Ariel (September)[JC]

X. Neptune / Triton / Nereid (October) [GHC]

XI. Pluto (November) [JCP]

XII. Comets (December) [EAA]


Videos:

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