Sunday, December 3, 2000

The Creation, Op. 93


Op. 93 THE CREATION (December 3, 2000)
(Opera-)Oratorio for Voices and Orchestra
I. In the beginning
II. Let there be a firmament
III. Let the waters be gathered
IV. Let there be lights
V. Let the waters bring forth
VI. Let the earth bring forth
VII. Let us make man

December 22, 2000
Mark Alburger
NEW MUSIC House, CA

December 23, 2000
NACUSA Ensemble
Hawley Salon, Half Moon Bay, CA

March 5-7, 12-14
San Francisco Cabaret Opera
Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA

Recordings:

BEGIN THE BUISINE (Complete Works, Volume 35)

THE BIBLE

SEX AND THE BIBLE: THE OPERA (PART I)

Saturday, November 25, 2000

Trombone Concerto ("Flute Players") (2000)


Op. 92 TROMBONE CONCERTO ("Flute Players")
(November 25, 2000)
I. Allegro
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro

Recording:

BEGIN THE BUISINE (Complete Works, Volume 35)

Monday, November 20, 2000

Uncle Vanya, Op. 91


Op. 91 UNCLE VANYA (November 20, 2000)
(Libretto after Anton Chekhov)
ACT I
I. Have some tea
II. Yes... Yes...
III. Beautiful... Beautiful...
IV. Some peasants have come
V. Chick... Chick...
VI. Vanya
ACT II
I. Who is that?
II. There's a storm coming up
III. Play
IV. The storm is over
ACT III
I. Professor
II. Autumn roses
III. Good day
IV. Have pity
V. I don't feel so well
VI. Repeat what you said
VII. My life is over now
VIII. Ladies and gentlemen
ACT IV
I. Better be quick
II. Leave me alone
III. Sonya
IV. I am leaving
V. Let's forget everything
VI. They've gone

Recording:

UNCLE VANYA (Complete Works, Volume 34)

Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Diocletian: A Pagan Opera, Op. 90


Op. 90 DIOCLETIAN: A PAGAN OPERA (September 20, 2000)
I. First Paragraph Music
II. Second Paragraph Music
III. Overtures
IV. Hornpipe (Four-To-) Tango
V. E-I-E-I-O Thunder
VI. Happy Funeral Music
VII. Let the Soldiers Tell
VIII. Since the Toils of Building
IX. Dance of the Furies
X. Tell Tune
XI. Two-For-One Chaconne
XII. Chair Dance
XIII. What Shall I Do?
XIV. Tarantella
XV. Butterfly Dance
XVI. Trumpet Tune
XVII. Speak, Flame
XVIII. Trumpet Tune
XIX. Country Dance

Op. 90a DIOCLETIAN (short version)
I. First Paragraph Music
II. E-I-E-I-O Thunder
III. Happy Funeral Music









II. What Shall I Do?
V. Speak, Flame
(Va. Great Diocletian)









VI. Country Dance

Performances:

January 23-25, 30-31, 2004
College of Marin Contemporary Opera
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

March 17-19, 24-26, 2009
San Francisco Cabaret Opera
NOH Space, San Francisco

Recording:

DIOCLETIAN (Complete Works, Volume 33)

Friday, August 18, 2000

The Little Prince, Op. 89

Op. 89 LE PETIT PRINCE (THE LITTLE PRINCE)
(August 18, 2000)
(after Antoine de St. Exupery)
I. Moonlight
II. Changeling
III. Dandy Situation
IV. Pale Asteroid
V. Chopping Weeds
VI. Starset
VII. Spiky Flower
VIII. Day
IX. Goodbye
X. Royal March
XI. Red Face
XII. Galleon Song
XIII. Figurehead
XIV. Cross Purposes
XV. Geography
XVI. Grand Mariner
XVII. Parade
XVIII. Pollen
XIX. Serenade
XX. Garden
XXI. Old Friends
XXII. Engine
XXIII. Elixir
XXIV. Sleep
XXV. Fountain
XXVI. Serpent
XXVII. Falling
XXVIII. Epilogue

Performances:

April 13-15; 20-22; 27-29, 2001
NEW MUSIC THEATRE Ensemble
Festival of New Plays and Operas, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
First Prize for Best New Work, First Prize for Best Actress, Third Prize for Best Direction

July 20-22, 2001
Fresh Voices II Festival, Goat Hall Productions
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

ST. EXUPERY - David Saslav
THE LITTLE PRINCE - Heather Gavin
ASTRONOMER - Miriam Lewis
FLOWER, SERPENT - Deirdre Lobo
KING, FOX - Mark Alburger
ENGINEER - Janet Lohr
WATER PILL SALESMAN - John Thorne

DIRECTOR - Harriet March Page

November 23-25; 30; December 1-2; 7-9, 2001
NEW MUSIC THEATRE Ensemble
Dominican University Players, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA

Recording:

The Little Prince
(Niew Music, 2008)
I. Moonlight







II. Changeling







III. Dandy Situation
IV. Pale Asteroid
V. Chopping Weeds
VI. Starset
VII. Spiky Flower
VIII. Day
IX. Goodbye
X. Royal March
XI. Red Face
XII. Galleon Song
XIII. Figurehead
XIV. Cross Purposes
XV. Geography
XVI. Grand Mariner
XVII. Parade
XVIII. Pollen
XIX. Serenade
XX. Garden
XXI. Old Friends
XXII. Engine
XXIII. Elixir
XXIV. Sleep
XXV. Fountain
XXVI. Serpent
XXVII. Falling
XXVIII. Epilogue

Thursday, August 10, 2000

Antigone, Op. 88


[Antigone: X. QUARTET - "Come on, now"
Alburger, L. Page, Saslav - 8/3/01]

Op. 88 ANTIGONE
(August 10, 2000)
(after Jean Anouilh and Sophocles)
Tragic Opera for Voices and Orchestra
(2222 2231 2perc, pf, strings)
OVERTURE
I. CHORUS - "Here we are"
II. DUET - "Where have you been"
III. TRIO - "Antigone / Now you're both"
IV. DUET - "Aren't you well"
V. DUET - "Where is your pain"
VI. DUET - "Haemon"
VIa. ARIA - "You swore"
VII. ARIA - "I can't sleep"
VIII. DUET - "It's like this"
IX. CHORUS - "The spring is wound"
X. QUARTET - "Come on, now"
XI. TRIO - "What is this"
XII. ARIA - "The pride of Oedipus"
XIII. DUET - "Where are you going"
XIV. DUET - "I shall save you yet"
XV. ARIA - "You think you knew"
XVI. DUET - "Antigone / You, too"
XVII. SEPTET - "Take her away"
XVIII. DUET - "It's you"
XIX. ARIA - "News to break your heart"
XX. SEXTET - "I've had them laid"
XXI. CHORUS - "There we are"

ANTIGONE (libretto after Jean Anouilh and Sophocles) is a "grid" opera based on W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute, from which is taken form (often including exact number of measures, tempo markings, and keys), but little content. Much of the music was written in the spirit of the title character: that of rebellion -- major keys become minor, very slow tempi become very fast, stolid rhythms become almost irrationally syncopated. The opera also alludes to Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach and Akhnaten, 50's rock, J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 140 ("Wachet Auf"), Ancient Greek music, 70's pop, Arthur Sullivan, Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3, the Beach Boys, John Barry's Dances With Wolves, Igor Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Ebony Concerto, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata and Aida, Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Alburger's Sonata for Oboe, Piano, and Percussion, and Balinese gamelan music.

Performances:

January 27, 2001
NEW MUSIC THEATRE Ensemble
Z Space, San Francisco, CA

Antigone - Letitia Page
Creon - Richard Mix
Ismene / Nurse - Harriet March Page
Guard - Mark Alburger
Piano - Melissa Smith

March 9, 2001
NEW MUSIC THEATRE Ensemble
College Music Society, San Francisco Conservatory, CA

Antigone - Letitia Page
Ismene / Nurse - Harriet March Page
Creon / Guard - Mark Alburger
Piano - Melissa Smith

March 10 , 2001
NEW MUSIC THEATRE Ensemble
National Association of Composers, Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA

Antigone - Letitia Page
Ismene / Nurse - Harriet March Page
Creon / Guard - Mark Alburger
Piano - Melissa Smith



August 3-5, 2001
Fresh Voices II Festival
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

Antigone - Letitia Page
Creon - Micah Epps
Haemon / Messenger / Guard II - David Saslav
Ismene - Harriet March Page
Nurse - Miriam Lewis
Messenger / Guard I - Robert Benda
Guard III - Mark Alburger
Page - John Thorn
Eurydice - Sharon Walters

Director - Harriet March Page
Music Director - Mark Alburger

New Music Pierrot Ensemble



[I. CHORUS - "Here we are"
Lewis, L. Page, Walters, H. Page, Benda, Saslav]



[II. DUET - "Where have you been"
Walters, L. Page, Lewis]



[V. DUET - "Where is your pain"
Lewis, L. Page]



[VI. DUET - "Haemon"
L. Page, Saslav]



[VII. ARIA - "I can't sleep"
Walters, H. Page, L. Page]



[IX. CHORUS - "The spring is wound"
Lewis, H. Page, Walters, L. Page,
Saslav, Benda, Epps, Thorn, Alburger]



[X. QUARTET - "Come on, now"
[Alburger, L. Page, Saslav]


[XIV. DUET - "I shall save you yet"
Thorn, Epps, L. Page]

April 5, 2003
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

OVERTURE

October 3, 2003
Phillip Almquist, Bass
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

XII. ARIA - "The Pride of Oedipus"

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

Antigone - Eliza O'Malley
Guards - David Chavez, Karl Coryat,
William Loney, Christopher Lujan, Mark Alburger

X. QUARTET - "Come on, now"



[O'Malley, Henry]

April 19, 2008
The Red Horse
Eliza O'Malley, Harriet March Page, Beth Henry
St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco, CA

Antigone - Eliza O'Malley
Ismene - Elizabeth Henry
Nurse - Harriet March Page

Piano - Mark Alburger



[V. DUET - "Where Is Your Pain"
O'Malley, Page]



[Mikheyenko, Lahm]

November 7-9, 2008
Opera Apocalypse!
Goat Hall Productions / San Francisco Cabaret Opera
The Next Stage, San Francisco, CA

Antigone - Eliza O'Malley (11/7 and 9)
Antigone - Letitia C. Page (11/8)
Creon - Micah Epps
Haemon / Messenger / Guard III - Michael Desnoyers
Ismene - Kimberly Anderman
Nurse / Eurydice - Meghan Dibble
Guard I - Maria Mikheyenko
Guard II - Erin Lahm
Antigone's Handmaid - Alix Jerinic
Ismene's Handmaid / Antigone Dancer - Dalyte Kodzis
Oedipus / Haemon Dancer - William Loney
Page - Lisa McHenry
The Puppetmaster - Terence Bennan
The Fixer - Adam Broner

Artistic Director - Harriet March Page
Music Director - Mark Alburger
Piano - Keisuke Nakagoshi
Choreographer - William Loney

Dress Rehearsal 11/6/08



[I. CHORUS - "Here we are"
Dibble, O'Malley, Jerinic, Kodzis, Lahm, Mikheyenko,
Desnoyers, Bennan, Epps, Broner, McHenry]



[V. DUET - "Where is your pain"
Jerinic, Kodzis, Anderman, Dibble]



[VI. DUET - "Haemon"
O'Malley, Desnoyers]



[VII. ARIA - "I can't sleep"
Dibble, Jerinic, O'Malley, Anderman]



[Jerinic, Kodzis, Page, Anderman, Lahm, Mikheyenko]



[VIII. DUET - "It's like this"
Mikheyenko, Bennan, Epps, Broner, Loney]



[XI. TRIO - "What is this"
Mikheyenko, O'Malley, Bennan, Epps, Broner, Loney]


[IX. CHORUS - "The spring is wound"
Dibble, Anderman, Mikheyenko, Jerinic, Kodzis, Desnoyers, Epps, Loney]



[Mikheyenko, Broner, Bennan, Epps, Desnoyers,
O'Malley, Anderman, Dibble, Jerinic, Kodzis]



[Bennan, Broner, Mikheyenko, Desnoyers, Anderman,
O'Malley, Dibble, Jerinic, Kodzis, Loney]



[XVI. DUET - "Antigone / You, too"
Kodzis, Anderman, Bennan, Epps, O'Malley, Broner, Jerinic, Loney]



XVIII. DUET - "It's you"
Lahm, O'Malley, Mikheyenko]



XIX. ARIA - "News to break your heart"
[Mikheyenko, Kodzis, Epps, Bennan, Desnoyers, Loney]




[Lahm, Mikheyenko, Epps, Bennan, Desnoyers, Broner, McHenry]



[Loney, Mikheyenko, Kodzis, Bennan, Epps, Desnoyers]




[Lahm, Mikheyenko, Loney, Kodzis, Epps,
Bennan, Desnoyers, Broner, McHenry]


[Mikheyenko, Loney, Epps, Kodzis, Broner, Desnoyers]


[Lahm, Mikheyenko, Loney, Kodzis, Epps,
Bennan, Broner, Desnoyers, McHenry]




[XX. SEXTET - "I've had them laid"
Epps, McHenry, Broner]


[Lahm, Mikheyenko, McHenry, Epps, Broner]



[XXI. CHORUS - "There we are"
Dibble, Page, Anderman, Jerinic, Kodzis, Lahm,
Mikheyenko, Desnoyers, Bennan, Epps]



[Kodzis, Lahm, Mikheyenko, Desnoyers,
Bennan, Epps, Broner, McHenry, Loney]


Recording:

ANTIGONE
(New Music, 2008)

OVERTURE









I. CHORUS - "Here we are"

II. DUET - "Where have you been"

III. TRIO - "Antigone / Now you're both"

IV. DUET - "Aren't you well"

V. DUET - "Where is your pain"









VI. DUET - "Haemon"

VIa. ARIA - "You swore"

VII. ARIA - "I can't sleep"

VIII. DUET - "It's like this"

IX. CHORUS - "The spring is wound"

X. QUARTET - "Come on, now"









XI. TRIO - "What is this"

XII. ARIA - "The pride of Oedipus"

XIII. DUET - "Where are you going"

XIV. DUET - "I shall save you yet"

XV. ARIA - "You think you knew"

XVI. DUET - "Antigone / You, too"

XVII. SEPTET - "Take her away"

XVIII. DUET - "It's you"

XIX. ARIA - "News to break your heart"

XX. SEXTET - "I've had them laid"

XXI. CHORUS - "There we are"

Sunday, May 14, 2000

Violin Concerto ("Ticklish"), Op. 87


Op. 87 VIOLIN CONCERTO ("Ticklish")
(May 14, 2000)
I. Allegro aperto
II. Adagio
III. Tempo di Menuetto / Allegro

Performance:

February 20, 22, 2008
Tritone Orchestra
Music Technology Center, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Recording:


ANGLES AND DIVOTS
(New Music, 2008)

VIOLIN CONCERTO

I. Allegro aperto









II. Adagio









III. Tempo di Menuetto / Allegro







Saturday, April 1, 2000

Magnificat, Op. 86


Op. 86 MAGNIFICAT (April 1, 2000)

I. Magnificat anima mea









II. Et exultavit









III. Quia respexit









IV. Omnes generationes
V. Quia fecit mihi magna
VI. Et misericordia
VII. Fecit potentiam
VIII. Deposuit
IX. Esurientes
X. Suscepit Israel
XI. Sicut locutus est
XII. Gloria Patri

Wednesday, March 1, 2000

The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Op. 85


Op. 85 THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW (March 1, 2000)
Opera-Oratorio for Voices and Orchestra
I. The Temptation
II. The People That Walked in Darkness
III. The Call
IV. The Beatitudes
V. The Salt of the Earth
VI. The Sermon
VII. The Lord's Prayer
VIII. Ask and You Shall Receive
IX. The Builders
X. The Miracles
XI. Surely He Has Born Our Griefs
XII. The Would-Be Followers
XIII. The Storm
XIV. The Gadarene Demonaic[s] (Trope Rap)
XV. The Paralytic (The Blasphemy)
XVI. The Tax Collector
XVII. Jairus's Daughter and the Woman Who Touched the Cloak
XVIII. Two Blind Men
XIX. The Twelve
XX. The Coming Persecutions
XXI. The Messengers
XXII. Come Unto Me
XXIII. The Questions
XXIV. Beelzebub
XXV. The Demand for a Miracle (I)
XXVI. The Return
XXVII. The Sower
XXVIII. The Parables
XXIX. Salome's Dance
XXX. Herod's Response
XXXI. The Head of John the Baptist
XXXII. The Five [Four] Thousand
XXXIII. Walk on Water
XXXIV. The Canaanite Woman (O Jesu Fili David)
XXXV. The Demand for a Miracle (II)
XXXVI. The Declaration
XXXVII. The Rock (Tu Es Petrus)
XXXVIII. The Prophecy and Rebuke (Get Thee Behind Me, Satan)
XXXIX. The Cross (Qui Vult Venire)
XL. The Transfiguration
XLI. Concerto for Confusion and Contention
XLII. The Rich Young Man
XLIII. The Triumphal Entry
XLIV. The Temple
XLV. The Tenants in the Vinyard
XLVI. The Great Commandment
XLVII. Jerusalem (Lauda Jerusalem)
XLVIII. Sleepers, Awake!
XLIX. The Three Servants
L. The Last Judgement / The Annointment

Recording:

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW (Complete Works, Volume 29)

Monday, February 21, 2000

Flute Concerto ("Mythological"), Op. 84


Op. 84 FLUTE CONCERTO ("Mythological")
(February 21, 2000)
For Flute and Orchestra
I. Allegro aperto
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Allegro

Performances:

May 9, 2004
Bruce Salvisberg, San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA

February 20, 22
Tritone Orchestra
Diablo Valley College Music Technology Center, Pleasant Hill, CA

Recording:


MYTHOS IN TEMPORE BELLI
(New Music, 2008)

FLUTE CONCERTO

I. Allegro Aperto









II. Adagio non troppo









III. Allegro