Tuesday, December 15, 1998

The Nativity According to St. Matthew, Op. 72


Op. 72 THE NATIVITY ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
(December 15, 1998)
For Voices and Instruments
I. Now the Birth of Jesus Christ Was on This Wise
II. Now at Jesus's Birth
III. In Bethlehem
IV. Where is the King?
V. Find Me the King
VI. The Star
VII. And Being Warned by God in a Dream
VIII. Then Herod
XIX. An Angel of the Lord

Performance:

December 24, 2007
Mark Alburger, Garbage Band
Page Salon, Linwood, WA

Recordings:



THE NATIVITY ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
(Complete Works, Volume 22, New Music, 2009)

I. Now the Birth of Jesus Christ Was on This Wise









II. Now at Jesus's Birth









III. In Bethlehem









IV. Where is the King?









V. Find Me the King









VI. The Star









VII. And Being Warned by God in a Dream









VIII. Then Herod









XIX. An Angel of the Lord









THE BIBLE (Recording-in-Progress)

Publication:

THE NATIVITY ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
(New Music, 2000-2009)

I. Now the Birth of Jesus Christ Was on This Wise

II. Now at Jesus's Birth

III. In Bethlehem

IV. Where is the King?

V. Find Me the King

VI. The Star


VII. And Being Warned by God in a Dream



VIII. Then Herod



XIX. An Angel of the Lord

Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Elijah Rock, Op. 71 (1998)


Op. 71 ELIJAH ROCK (I-II Kings) (December 1, 1998)
Opera-Oratorio for Voices and Orchestra

First Part
OUVERTURE (Rehoboam and Jeroboam)
I. QUARTETTO - Turn (The Man of God from Judah and the Old Prophet of Bethel)
II. DUETTO - Disguise (Jeroboam's Wife and Ahijah)
III. ARIA - Rehoboam (Chronology and Call)
IV. RECITATIVO - Now (Elijah and the Widow)
V. DUETTO - Man (Elijah and the Widow's Son)
VI. QUARTETTO - Go (Elijah and Ahab)
VII. RECITATIVO - Rise (Elijah and the Prophets of Baal)
VIII. CORO - Baal (The Prophets of Baal and the People)
IX. CORO - Roar (Elijah and the People)
X. ARIA - May (Jezebel and Elijah)
XI. RECITATIVO - Elijah (God and Elisha)
XII. QUARTETTO - King (Benhadad and Ahab)
XIII. QUARTETTO - Still (Ahab and a Member of a Group of Prophets)
XIV. DUETTO - Let (Ahab and Naboth)
XV. ARIA - Jehoshaphat (Call and Chronology)

Second Part
XVI. DUETTO - Send (Ahaziah and Elijah)
XVII. QUARTETTO - You (Elijah and Elisha)
XVIII. BALLET / TERZETTO - As (Bowls and Bears)
XIX. CONCERTO / TERZETTO - Moab (Jehoshaphat and Jorem)
XX. RECITATIVO - Oh (Elisha and the Widow of a Member of a Group of Prophets)
XXI. DUETTO - Sir (Elisha and the Rich Woman of Shunem's Son)
XXII. BALLET / TERZETTO - Poison (Naaman and the Ax)
XXIII. CONCERTO / TERZETTO - Which (The Syrians and the Israelites)
XXIV. QUARTETTO - Benhadad (The Purges and Jezebel)
XXV. CORO - Joash (Elisha and the Falls)
EPILOGUE (Samaria and Jerusalem)

Recordings:

HILL COUNTRY MUSIC (Complete Works, Volume 21)
THE BIBLE

Sunday, November 15, 1998

Solomon, Op. 70 (1998)


Op. 70 SOLOMON (November 15, 1998)
Opera-Oratorio for Voices and Orchestra

Act I
I. Let's Find a Young Woman









II. Have You Heard (The Coronation of Solomon)









III. You Know What to Do (The Death of David)









IV. Is This a Friendly Visit? / I'll See What I Can Do









V. You Deserve to Die (Psalm 144)
VI. What Would You Like Me to Give to You
VII. This Woman

Act II
VIII. You Know (The Building of the Temple and Palace)
IX. Happy Solomon (Procession of the Ark to the Temple)

Act III
X. So These Are the Towns
XI. I Come to You (The Queen of Sheba)
XII. Because You Have Broken
XIII. Your Father Solomon

Recordings:

HILL COUNTRY MUSIC (Complete Works, Volume 21)
THE BIBLE

Sunday, November 1, 1998

King David, Op. 69 (1998)


Op. 69 KING DAVID (November 1, 1998)
Opera-Oratorio for Voices and Orchestra

Part 1
I. How Long (The Annointment)
II. Evil Spirit (Psalm 23)
III. What You Doing (Goliath)
IV.-V. Long Live David (March/Song of Victory)
VI. Flee to the Mountains (Psalm 11)
VII. O for the Wings of a Dove (Psalm 55)
VIII. Dance of the Prophets
IX. Pity! (Psalm 57)
X. In Saul's Camp
XI. When the Wicked Came (Psalm 27)
XII. Incantation (The Witch of Endor)
XIII. March of David and the Philistines (The Death of Saul)
XIV. The Lamentations of Gilboa

Part 2
XV. Feat Song (The Pursuit of Abner)
XVI. Before the Arc

Part 3
XVII. Song of Appraisal (Nathan's Prophecy)
XVIII. Song of Survival (David and Bathsheba)
XIX. Song of Repentence (Misere, Psalm 51:1-4)
XX. Passacaglia of Sex and Death (Psalm 51: 5-19)
XXI. I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (Psalm 121)
XXII. Song in the Forest of Ephraim
XXIII. Absalom, Absalom! (Absalon Fili Mi)
XXIV. Rock and Strength (Psalm 18)
XXV. Census and Plague

Recordings:

HILL COUNTRY MUSIC (Complete Works, Volume 21)
THE BIBLE

Thursday, October 1, 1998

Mice Suites, Op. 68 (1998)


[Marilyn Pratt, Offstage Soprano
Maria Mikheyenko, Lennie
Suzanna Mizell, Curley's Wife
San Francisco Cabaret Opera, 2008]

Op. 68 MICE SUITES (October 1, 1998)
A Chamber Opera in 13 Songs for Voices and Ensemble

I. Dreamsong I
II. Worksong
III. Threatsong
IV. Breathsong
V. Tartsong I
VI. Tartsong II
VII. Fightsong
VIII. Dancesong
IX. Deathsong I
X. Deathsong II
XI. Fuguesong (Triple Fugato of Vengeance)
XII. Hartsong
XIII. Dreamsong II

February 18, 2000
NEW MUSIC Voices; NEW MUSIC Ensemble
College Music Society, California State University, Stanislaus, CA

September 6-7, 12, 14, 2008
San Francisco Cabaret Opera
San Francisco Comunity Music Center, San Francisco, CA

Recording:

TALL TAILS (Complete Works, Volume 20)

Tuesday, September 1, 1998

Saul! Saul!, Op. 67 (1998)


Op. 67 SAUL! SAUL! (September 1, 1998)
Opera-Oratorio for Voices and Orchestra

Part the First
I. Air - An Infant rais'd by his Command (Hannah's Lament)
II. Trio - Along the Atheist Monsters strode (Eli's Sons)
III. Sextet - O early Piety! (Here Am I)
IV. Chorus - Fell Rage and Black Despair possessed Us (Invaders of the Found Ark)
V. Chorus and Duet - How Lord, how Merciless numb (Song of the Philistines)
VI. Chorus - Eldest Born of Hell! (Returners of the Cursed Ark)
VII. Duet and Chorus - O Fairest! / VIII. Is there a Man? (Samuel and Astarte)

Part the Second
IX. Symphony (Passacaglia) - Hide and Seek Ye (Saul in the Fields)
X. Duet and Chorus - Author of Peace (The Annointment)
XI. Chorus and Duet - Make an Offer (Blind in One Eye)
XII. Air - Infernal People (Samuel's Warning)
XIII. Symphony - Forc'd from the Realms of Peace (The Philistine War)
XIV. Quartet - Whence come ye (Jonathan)
XV. Duet - O fatal Day (The Tearing of the Robe)

Recording:


TALL TAILS (Complete Works, Volume 20)
THE BIBLE

Saturday, August 1, 1998

Babe Ruth (Rhapsodi Israeli), Op. 66 (1998)


Op. 66 BABE RUTH (RHAPSODI ISRAELI) (August 1, 1998)
For Voices and Orchestra
(New Music, 2009)



I. Prelude in the Night (Turn Back)












II. Moabitena (Let Me Go)












III. Canaanera (Let Me Stay)













IV. Daylight Feria (Turn Aside)











Recording:
TWELVE-TRIBE MUSIC (Complete Works, Volume 19)
THE BIBLE

Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Samson and Delilah, Op. 65 (1998)


Op. 65 SAMSON AND DELILAH
(THE FRANK JUDGES) (July 1, 1998)
Opera-Oratorio for Voices and Instruments

Scene 1 - Start

I. Digits (Adonibezek)
II. Distress (The Death of Joshua)
III. Disemblance (Ehud and Eglon)
IV. Deborah
V. Disorientation (Gideon)
VI. Downfall (Abimelech)
VII. Daughter (Jeptha)

Scene 2 - Samson

VIII. Death (The Lion)
IX. Defeat (The Ass's Jaw)
X. Delilah
XI. Dagon

Scene 3 - Stop

XII. Dan
XIII. Disunity

Recording:
TWELVE-TRIBE MUSIC (Complete Works, Volume 19)
THE BIBLE

Monday, June 1, 1998

Joshua Fought the Battle, Op. 64


Op. 64 JOSHUA FOUGHT THE BATTLE (June 1, 1998)
Spiritual Service
I. Go Down Moses
II. Shall We Gather
III. Deep River
IV. The Battle of Jericho

Recordings:

TWELVE-TRIBE MUSIC (Complete Works, Volume 19)

THE BIBLE

Friday, May 1, 1998

Moses and Aaron, Op. 63


Op. 63 MOSES AND AARON (May 1, 1998)
Opera-Oratorio in Thrice 7 Letters
EXODUS / LEVITICUS (13 Letters and a Postlude)
I. Recitative - "And There Arose"
II. Barcarolle - "Woman Conceived"
III. Battle - "And He Spied"
IV. Chorus and Aria - "Moses, Moses" (The Burning Bush)
V. Duet - "What Is In Your Hand?"
VI. Trio - "Let My People"
VII. Nine-Plague Twelve-Tone Passacaglia-Quodlibet - "River Is Blood"
VIII. Intonation - "Then Moses Called" (The Passover)
IX. Storm/Tempest - "At Midnight" (The Tenth Plague)
X. Caccia/Tableau - "And the People Fled" (The Parting of the Red Sea)
XI. Duet and Chorus - "Sing to the Lord / Bitter Water" (Songs of Moses and Miriam)
XII. Quartet - "Thou Shalt" (The Ten Commandments)
XIII. Bacchanale - "This Gold Image" (The Golden Calf)
XVI. Postlude - "Be Gone"
NUMBERS / DEUTERONOMY (7 Letters)
XV. Anthem - "The Lord Bless"
XVI. Scherzo - "Send Them As Spies"
XVII. Ritournello - "Would That We Had Died"
XVIII. Interlude - "How Long" (Wander in the Wilderness)
XIX. Procession - "Let Us Pass" (Balaam's Ass)
XX. Chorus - "There Shall a Star"
XXI. Finale - "Sh'ma Yisrael"

Recording:

TWELVE-TRIBE MUSIC (Complete Works, Volume 19)

THE BIBLE

Wednesday, April 1, 1998

Symphony No. 2 ("Tamalpais"), Op. 62


Op. 62 SYMPHONY NO. 2 ("Tamalpais")
(April 1, 1998; New Music 1998)
For Orchestra (2222 2231 2perc, pf, strings)
I. Andante con moto
II. DOUBLE FUGUE Moderato maestoso - Allegro vivo
III. Andante espressive - Con moto - Tempo I




Recording:

SYMPHONIES OF THE AIR (Complete Works, Volume 18)

Sunday, March 1, 1998

Symphony No. 1 ("It Wasn't Classical..."), Op. 61


Op. 61 SYMPHONY NO. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
("It wasn't classical, it was symphonic / It wasn't a symphony, because it did not have a sonata allegro")
(March 1, 1998; New Music 1998)
For Orchestra (2222 2231 2perc, pf, strings)
For Chamber Ensemble (1111 1000 pf string quartet)
For Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1998; New Music 1998)
For Woodwind Quintet and Piano (1998; New Music 1998)
I. Adagio molto: allegro con brio
II. Andante cantabile con moto
III. Menuetto e Trio
IV. Adagio: allegro molto e vivace

October 3, 1998
Steve Bergman, Clarinet; Loretta Taylor, Violin; Chris Jennings, Cello; Herb Bielawa, Piano
American Composers Forum Salon, Berkeley Store Gallery, Berkeley, CA.

March 13, 1999
Michael Kimbell, Clarinet; Brook Aird, Violin; Dahna Rudin, Cello; Carolyn Hawley, Piano
National Association of Composers, Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA

March 22, 1999
Nancy Knop, Flute; Michael Kimbell, Clarinet; Lut Engelen, Tenor Sax; Carolyn Hawley, Piano
National Association of Composers, Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA

October 30, 1999
NEW MUSIC Ensemble
National Association of Composers, Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA

June 10, 2000
NACUSA Ensemble
National Association of Composers, Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA

January 7, 2001
North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra, Max Lifchitz
Christ and St. Stephen's Church, New York, NY

March 22, 2002
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

April 20, 2007
San Francisco Cabaret Opera; San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA



Recordings:

AMERICAN TAPESTRY (North/South Consonance)



SYMPHONIES OF THE AIR (Complete Works, Volume 20)

July 18, 2006 - present
Regular rotating airplay on KDVC. org

Sunday, February 1, 1998

12 Preludes and Fugues ("Topical"), Op. 60

Op. 60 12 PRELUDES AND FUGUES ("Topical")
I. Another Cognitive Disorder
II. Basic Policy on the Triads
III. The Collective Brain
IV. Death Is the Rain
V. Empedocles Was Wrong
VI. The Examined Life
VII. Gonna Get
VIII. People Can Fall Down
IX. Rather Have an Earthquake
X. Rock His World
XI. Turn On, Boot Up
XII. We Want Foreigners

Recording:


PEOPLE CAN FALL DOWN
(Complete Works, Volume 19)
PRELUDES AND FUGUES ("Topical")
(February 1, 1998)
For Keyboard
Ia. Another Cognitive Disorder (Prelude)









Ib. Another Cognitive Disorder (Fugue)









IIa. Basic Policy on the Triads (Prelude)









IIb. Basic Policy on the Triads (Fugue)










IIIa. The Collective Brain (Prelude)









IIIb. The Collective Brain (Fugue)









IVa. Death Is the Rain (Prelude)









IVb. Death Is the Rain (Fugue)










Va. Empedocles Was Wrong (Prelude)









V. Empedocles Was Wrong (Fugue)









VIa. The Examined Life (Prelude)









VIb. The Examined Life (Fugue)









VIIa. Gonna Get (Prelude)









VIIb. Gonna Get (Fugue)











VIIIa. People Can Fall Down (Prelude)









VIIIb. People Can Fall Down (Fugue)










IXa. Rather Have an Earthquake (Prelude)









IXb. Rather Have an Earthquake (Fugue)










Xa. Rock His World (Prelude)









Xb. Rock His World (Fugue)











XIa. Turn On, Boot Up (Prelude)









XIb. Turn On, Boot Up (Fugue)









XIIa. We Want Foreigners (Prelude)









XIIb. We Want Foreigners (Fugue)







Wednesday, January 21, 1998

Mice Suite No. 3, Op. 59


[Wayne Wong, Maria Mikheyenko, Alexander Katsman
September 14, 2008, Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA]

Op. 59 MICE SUITE N0. 3 (January 21, 1998; New Music, 1998)
For Baritone, Bass (or Alto), Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano, Percussion, and String Bass,
I. Dreamsong I
II. Triple Fugato of Vengeance
III. Dreamsong II

October 1997
Composers Performance Ensemble
National Association of Composers, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

March 28, 1998
NACUSA Ensemble
National Association of Composers, Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, CA



September 6-7, 12, 14
Wayne Wong, Maria Mikheyenko, Alexander Katsman
San Francisco Cabaret Opera
Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA

Recording:

EVERYTHING IS RELATIVITY (Complete Works, Volume 16)