Monday, October 1, 1979

Embedded Inventions, Op. 20

Op. 20 EMBEDDED INVENTIONS
(October 1, 1979) (791001)
For Piano (or Keyboard)
I. Lara
II. Drone
III. Ghost (Earth/Africa)
IV. Snake
V. Chromasyncop
VI. Begine
VII. Cascade
VIII. [Fugato on] Beethoven and Mahler
IX. Lurch
X. [Passacaglia on] Joy
XI. Terminal
XII. Shimmer (Henry)
XIII. Stravinsky (Requiem)
XIV. Cha-Cha
XV. Hemiola

Performance:

September 23, 26, 2005
Mark Alburger, MIDI Keyboard
Music Technology Center, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Recording:

CONTRARY COMOTION
(Complete Works, Volume 3) (New Music, 2005)

Saturday, September 1, 1979

Academic Endeavors, Op. 19

Op. 19 ACADEMIC ENDEAVORS
(September 1, 1979) (790901)
For Keyboard and Speaker
(Text after Richard Loucks)
I. Work Out the Following Bass
(Check)
II. Harmonize the Following Melody
(When You Copy)
III. Work Out the Following Bass
(Classic Romantic Cadences Use the Third)
IV. Harmonize the Following Melody
(Mark, Your Work Gives)
V. Marginalia (
Please Make Sure)
VI. Work Out the Following Bass
(Check)
VII. Work Out the Following Bass
(Awkward Melody)
VIII. Work Out the Following Bass
(Check)
IX. Harmonize the Following Melody
(Below Cello Range)
X. Composition: Adagio
(Oh. If You Like Them)
XI. Composition: Allegro
(Mispelled)
XII. Augmented Sixths: Folk Song
(Check)
XIII. Correct the Notation
(It Depends)
XIV. Composition: Non-Dominant Sevenths
(The Most Common)
XV. Composition With German Augmented 6th
(Avoid These)
XVI. Composition: Beginning of a Fugue
(This Is Nice)

Performance:

September 12, 19, 21, 23, 2005
Mark Alburger, Voice and MIDI Keyboard
Music Technology Center, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Recording:

CONTRARY COMOTION
(Complete Works, Volume 3) (New Music, 2005)

Tuesday, May 1, 1979

Yellow River Concerto II, Op. 18

Op. 18 YELLOW RIVER CONCERTO II
(May 1, 1979) (In co-operation with Chuck Kaplan) (790401)
Duel for Oboe (and Violin)

Performances:

May 4, 1979
Mark Alburger, Oboe; Chuck Kaplan, Violin
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

September 10, 2005
Mark Alburger, Oboe and MIDI Keyboard
Music Technology Center, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Recording:

CONTRARY COMOTION
(Complete Works, Volume 3) (New Music, 2005)

Thursday, March 15, 1979

Two and a Half Pieces, Op. 17

Op. 17 TWO AND A HALF PIECES
(March 15, 1979) (790301)
For Four Players
(Flute, 2 Trombones, and Tuba [or Piano])

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I. Mirror Music









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II. Requiem Invention









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III. Recapitulation









Performances:

May 4, 1979
Carol Shapley, Flute; Rich Giachetti, Trombone;
Bob Moreford, Trombone; Mark Alburger, Piano
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

August 26, 2005
Tritone Orchestra
Music Technology Center, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

June 12, 2005
Tritone Orchestra
Music Technology Center, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Publication:

Mark Alburger - Two and a Half Pieces, $15
NEW MUSIC Publications and Recordings
P.O. Box 2842
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(707) 457-0714

Recording:

CONTRARY COMOTION (Complete Works, Volume 3) (New Music, 2005/2010)

Thursday, March 1, 1979

Some Stuff, Op. 16

Op. 16 SOME STUFF
(March 1, 1979, New Music, 1993) (HM 666)
Seven Delusions for Mixed Quintet
(Flute, Trombone [Tenor Sax], Bass [Cello, Bassoon], Piano, and Percussion)
I. Prelude
II. Urban Scherzo
III. The Angry Flutist
IV. Several Aborigines Dance and Dream in the Sun
V. The Lonely Trombonist [Saxophonist]
VI. Pastoral Adagio
VII. Postlude

Performances:

May 4, 1979
Ben Leeman, Flute; Rich Giachetti, Trombone; Ann Rosenthal, Cello;
Frank Sheed, Piano; Bruce Weinstein, Percussion
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

April 15, 1991
Trio Con Brio (Bonnie Lockett, Flute; Robert Fields, Tenor Saxophone; Maggie Poole, Bassoon); Mark Alburger, Piano and Percussion
Angelico Concert Hall, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA

November, 1996
Composers Performance Ensemble
National Association of Composers, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

August 26, 2005
Mark Alburger, MIDI
Music Technology Center, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

April 20, 2007
Bruce Salvisberg, Flute; Mike Garvey, Bassoon; Alexis Alrich, Piano
Victor Flaviani and Anne Szabla, Percussion; John Beeman, Bass
Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA

Recording:

CONTRARY COMOTION (Complete Works, Volume 3) .(New Music, 2005)

Airplay:

June 12-15, 2007
myspace.com/markalburger

Monday, January 1, 1979

Book (Prehistoric Atlas), Op. 15


Op. 15 BOOK (PREHISTORIC ATLAS)
(January 1, 1979) (790101)
For Piano (or Keyboard)
I. Antartica (Pangeia Preface Prelude on Ice)
II. Asia (Mumbai Multani Collision)
III. Africa (Oldavai Clockwork Invention)
IV. Australia (Olga Walkabout)
V. Europe (Morton Homestead)
VI. North America (Requiem for the Teays River)
VII. South America (Inca Inquisition)

Performance:

August 19, 2005
Mark Alburger, MIDI
Music Technology Center, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Recording:

INSTRUMENTS OF DECONSTRUCTION
(Complete Works, Volume 2) (New Music, 2005)