Tuesday, July 1, 1997

The Ten Commandments, Op. 58


Op. 58 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (July 1, 1997)



Recordings:

EVERYTHING IS RELATIVITY (Complete Works, Volume 16)

TWELVE-TRIBE MUSIC (Complete Works, Volume 19)

THE BIBLE

Sunday, June 1, 1997

Amazing Joseph, Op. 57


Op. 57 AMAZING JOSEPH (June 1, 1997)
For Voices and Instruments
I. I Had a Dream
II. Meanwhile, Judah
III. Now the Ishmaelites (Potiphar's Wife)
IV. We Had Dreams
V. Pharaoh Had a Dream

Recording:

EVERYTHING IS RELATIVITY (Complete Works, Volume 16)

Thursday, May 1, 1997

For My Brother For My Brother, Op. 56


Op. 56 FOR MY BROTHER FOR MY BROTHER
(May 1, 1997)
For Reciter (or Instrument) and Keyboard
(After S. Alburger)
1. A Poem for My Brother
2. Feeling Bad Particles
3. Dressing Up I.-IV.
V. A Mother's Disappointment
VI. In Hollow Closets
VII. I Fell In
VIII. Baby's Head
IX. You've Noticed
X. Names of Fabric
XI. Heaven Help
XII. It Is Fitting
4. Things That Leave Me Craving for More
5. Sleepytime Burgers (Pass Me Eats)

Performances:

November 4, 1992
Mark Alburger, Oboe and Sequencer
Albrecht Auditorium, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA

January 7, 1997
Mark Alburger, Voice; Molly Axtmann and Thomas Goss, Piano
National Association of Composers Salon, Oakland, CA

May 7-8, 1999
Mark Alburger, Voice; Michael Sheadel, Piano
Susan Hess Dance Studio, Philadelphia, PA

January 2007
Mark Alburger, MIDI
Diablo Valley College Music Technology Center, Pleasant Hill, CA

April 20, 2007
Lisa McHenry, Voice; Alexis Alrich, Piano
Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA

February, 2008
NEW MUSIC HOUSE
Vacaville, CA

Recording:

EVERYTHING IS RELATIVITY
(Complete Works, Volume 18)

FOR MY BROTHER FOR MY BROTHER

1. A Poem for My Brother

2. Feeling Bad Particles









3. Dressing Up I.-IV.









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V. A Mother's Disappointment

VI. In Hollow Closets

VII. I Fell In

VIII. Baby's Head

IX. You've Noticed

X. Names of Fabric

XI. Heaven Help

XII. It Is Fitting

4. Things That Leave Me Craving for More

5. Sleepytime Burgers (Pass Me Eats)

Tuesday, April 1, 1997

The Passion According to St. Matthew, Op. 55


Op. 55 THE PASSION ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
(April 1, 1997)
For Voices and Instruments
I. RECITATIVE "Then One of the Twelve"
II. GROUND "Where Will You Go?"
III. RECITATIVE-CANON "Truly, I say"
IV. CHORALE "Now As They Were Eating"
V. LAMENTI ESTAMPIE "Said Jesus at Gethsemene"
VI. CHANT OSTINATI "My Soul Is Sorrowful"
VII. ALL-INTERVAL ORGANUM "Father If It Be Possible"
VIII. MIRROR "Are You Still Sleeping"
IX. INVENTION "Judas Came Up and Said"
X. MIRROR "Then the Disciples"
XI. MARCH "Then Those Who Had Seized Jesus" (Hec Lives)
XII. SINFONIA "This Fellow Said"
XIII. MARCH "When Morn Came" (Hec Dies)
XIV. RITORNELLO "When Judas, His Betrayer"
XV. RECITATIVE-OSTINATO "Are You the King"
XVI. HOCKETROPE "Where Is the King?" (Trope I)
XVII. CHORUS "Who Do You Want to Release"
XVIII. MOTET RAG "Hail, King of the Jews" (Alle, psallite - Alleluya)
XIX. DIMINUTION "As They Went Out"
XX. CHORALE PRELUDE AND QUADRUPLE FUGATO "And They Came to a Place Named Golgotha"
INTERLUDE I (The Nailing to the Cross)
ANTIPHON I (The Abuse of the Crowd)
RECAPITULATION (The Charge Against Him)
ANTIPHON II (The Lament of the Disciples)
XXI. SPECIES COUNTERPOINT (After Zarlino) "He Saved Others" (At the Cross)
XXII. CANONIC PALINDROME "Eli, Eli, Lama sabachta'ni"
XXIII. OSTINATO-CANON "It Is Finished" (Trope II)
XXIV. CANTUS FIRMUS "And Behold"

A Crucifixion of Igor Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles, Bob Merrill's How Much Is That Doggie in the Window, recitative cadences, Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, blues bass lines, minimalist foreshortenings, Stanford chorale and counterpoint entrance exam fragments, medieval works found in Volume 1 of The Historical Anthology of Music (HAM - Lamento di Tristano; the Robertsbridge Codex Organ Estampie No. 1; the Gregorian Chants Hec Dies, Psalm 146 with Antiphon, Alleluia: Angelus Domini, the Scholia Enchiriadis's Nos Qui Vivimus)....

Recording:



THE PASSION ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
Tritone Orchestra and Garbage Band
(Complete Works, Volume 17)

I. RECITATIVE "Then One of the Twelve"
II. GROUND "Where Will You Go?"
III. RECITATIVE-CANON "Truly, I say"

IV. CHORALE "Now As They Were Eating"









V. LAMENTI ESTAMPIE "Said Jesus at Gethsemene"
VI. CHANT OSTINATI "My Soul Is Sorrowful"
VII. ALL-INTERVAL ORGANUM "Father If It Be Possible"
(three-fold cycle played thrice in variants)









VIII. MIRROR "Are You Still Sleeping"
IX. INVENTION "Judas Came Up and Said"
X. MIRROR "Then the Disciples"
XI. MARCH "Then Those Who Had Seized Jesus" (Hec Lives)
XII. SINFONIA "This Fellow Said"
XIII. MARCH "When Morn Came" (Hec Dies)
XIV. RITORNELLO "When Judas, His Betrayer"
XV. RECITATIVE-OSTINATO "Are You the King"
XVI. HOCKETROPE "Where Is the King?" (Trope I)
XVII. CHORUS "Who Do You Want to Release"
XVIII. MOTET RAG "Hail, King of the Jews" (Alle, psallite - Alleluya)
XIX. DIMINUTION "As They Went Out"
XX. CHORALE PRELUDE AND QUADRUPLE FUGATO "And They Came to a Place Named Golgotha"
INTERLUDE I (The Nailing to the Cross)
ANTIPHON I (The Abuse of the Crowd)
RECAPITULATION (The Charge Against Him)
ANTIPHON II (The Lament of the Disciples)
XXI. SPECIES COUNTERPOINT (After Zarlino) "He Saved Others" (At the Cross)
XXII. CANONIC PALINDROME "Eli, Eli, Lama sabachta'ni"
XXIII. OSTINATO-CANON "It Is Finished" (Trope II)
XXIV. CANTUS FIRMUS "And Behold"

Wednesday, January 1, 1997

Israel in Trouble, Op. 54


Op. 54 ISRAEL IN TROUBLE (January 1, 1997)
Oratorio for Voices and Instruments



I. If It Is Thus



II. Cunning Hunter



III. Eyes Dim



IV. Fly Away










V. Well, Well, Well, Well, Well




VI. Shouldn't Work for Nothing










VII. How To Depart










VIII. On His Way










IX. One Day Dinah










X. If It Is Thus


Recording:

DEATHSONGS (Complete Works, Volume 14)

Airplay:

markalburgerworks.blogspot.com (September 14, 2008)