Tuesday, December 25, 2001

Cats, Dogs, and Divas, Op. 104

Op. 104 CATS, DOGS, AND DIVAS
(December 25, 2001)
(after Harriet March Page)
Opera for voice(s) and instrument(s)
I. Introduction
II. Long Time
III. Between Depression
IV. Greatgrandma Hattie
V. In the House of My Father
VI. Not
VII. Make a Man a God
VIII. Condescension, Scorn
IX. Lady Macbeth of the Red Light District
X. Shakespeare Is Such a Genius
XI. A Father Can Be a Bother
XII. Abortion
XIII. Little Prayer
XIV. At the Hospital
XV. Mother
XVI. The Proposition
XVII. Crazy
XVIII. His Needs
XIX. Wisteria
XX. Oh Come On
XXI Love
XXII. You Got That Right
XXIII. Brunnhilde

Performances:

February 22, 2003
Harriet March Page, Soprano
NOW Music Festival, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

March 8, 2003
Harriet March Page, Soprano
NACUSA Concert, Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA

May 13, 2006
Janet Lohr, Mezzo-Soprano; Dave Hurlburt, Piano
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA

May 25-27, 2006
Suzanna Mizell, Sarah Hutchinson, Sandy Castleberry,
Maggie Tenenbaum, Cynthia Wyacker, Janet Lohr, Voices
Harriet March Page, Director; Fresh Voices VI Festival,
San Francisco Cabaret Opera, Thick House Theatre, San Francisco, CA

October 29, 2006
Suzanna Mizell, Sarah Hutchinson, Sandy Castleberry,
Maggie Tenenbaum, Cynthia Wyacker, Janet Lohr, Voices
Harriet March Page, Director, San Francisco Cabaret Opera
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

January 18-19, 2007
Suzanna Mizell, Sarah Hutchinson, Sandy Castleberry,
Maggie Tenenbaum, Cynthia Wyacker, Janet Lohr, Voices
Harriet March Page, Director, San Francisco Cabaret Opera,
Women on the Way Festival, Dance Mission, San Francisco, CA

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

Recording:
CATS, DOGS, AND DIVAS
(New Music, 2007)
I. Introduction







II. Long Time
III. Between Depression
IV. Greatgrandma Hattie
V. In the House of My Father
VI. Not
VII. Make a Man a God
VIII. Condescension, Scorn
IX. Lady Macbeth of the Red Light District
X. Shakespeare Is Such a Genius
XI. A Father Can Be a Bother
XII. Abortion







XIII. Little Prayer
XIV. At the Hospital
XV. Mother
XVI. The Proposition







XVII. Crazy
XVIII. His Needs
XIX. Wisteria
XX. Oh Come On
XXI Love
XXII. You Got That Right
XXIII. Brunnhilde








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Publication:

New Music, 2006

Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Flying Out the Mouth, Op. 103

Op. 103 FLYING OUT THE MOUTH
(after Harriet March Page)
(December 11, 2001)
I. Hide and Seek
II. After the Movie
III. Yonder in the North
IV. When I Was Three
V. All the Dark Birds
VI. Prayer
VII. Flying Out the Mouth
VIII. LSD
IX. Here I Am
X. Mice Skins
XI. Wolf Song
XII. New Jerusalem School
XIII. Ringaround
XIV. The Woman From the Sky
XV. Wind Song I
XVI. Cross This Bridge
XVIIa. Wind Song II
XVIIb. Then We Find Out
XVIII. Wind Song III
XIX. Yoda

Performances:

February 12, 2005
Harriet March Page, Soprano
NACUSA Concert, Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

February 16, 2008
Harriet March Page, Sarah Hutchison, Kat Cornelius
Horsewomen of the Apocalypse: The White Horse
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA



The White Horse


Street Scene in front of St. Gregory's


St. Gregory of Nyssa's

Harriet March Page, curtain speech before Flying Out the Mouth


Harriet March Page, Kat Cornelius, Sarah Hutchson

Recording:

FLYING OUT THE MOUTH
(New Music, 2008)
Instrumental Version

I. Hide and Seek









II. After the Movie









III. Yonder in the North









IV. When I Was Three









V. All the Dark Birds









VI. Prayer









VII. Flying Out the Mouth









VIII. LSD








IX. Here I Am









X. Mice Skins









XI. Wolf Song









XII. New Jerusalem School









XIII. Ringaround









XIV. The Woman From the Sky









XV. Wind Song I









XVI. Cross This Bridge









XVIIa. Wind Song II









XVIIb. Then We Find Out









XVIII. Wind Song III









XIX. Yoda









Vocal Version

I. Hide and Seek









II. After the Movie

III. Yonder in the North

IV. When I Was Three

V. All the Dark Birds









VI. Prayer

VII. Flying Out the Mouth









VIII. LSD

IX. Here I Am

XII. New Jerusalem School

XIII. Ringaround

XIV. The Woman From the Sky









XV. Wind Song I

XVI. Cross This Bridge

XVIIa. Wind Song II

XVIIb. Then We Find Out

XVIII. Wind Song III

XIX. Yoda

Publication:

New Music, 2001

Saturday, December 1, 2001

Symphony No. 8 ("Unending"), Op. 102


Op. 102    SYMPHONY NO. 8 ("Unending") (December 1, 2001)
        I. Moderato
        II. Allegro con moto

        Recording:

            APATHETIC / TRAGICOMIC / UNENDING (Complete Works, Volume 40)

Friday, November 23, 2001

Symphony No. 7 ("Tragicomic"), Op. 101


Op. 101    SYMPHONY NO. 7 ("Tragicomic") (November 25, 2001)
        I. Adagio - Allegro risoluto
        II. Night Music I: Allegro moderato
        III. Scherzo: Shadowy, Flowing
        IV. Night Music II: Andante amoroso
        V. Rondo-Finale

        Recording:

            APATHETIC / TRAGICOMIC / UNENDING (Complete Works, Volume 40)

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Symphony No. 6 ("Apathetic")


Op. 100 SYMPHONY NO. 6 ("Apathetic") (November 20, 2001)
I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
II. Allegro non grazia
III. Allegro molto vivace
IV. Moderato

Performances:

March 24, 2002
Del Mar Players
Santa Rosa, CA

June 6, 2003
Del Mar Players
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Santa Rosa, CA

June 7, 2003
Del Mar Players
Sonoma State University, Ives Hall, Rohnert Part, CA

December 3, 2003
Diablo Valley College Chamber Orchestra
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Recording:

APATHETIC / TRAGICOMIC / UNENDING (Complete Works, Volume 40)

Saturday, September 1, 2001

Symphony No. 5 ("An American's Reply"), Op. 99


Op. 99 SYMPHONY NO. 5 ("An American's Reply")
(January 1, 2001)
For Orchestra (2222 2231 2perc, pf, strings)
I. Moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Largo
IV. Allegro non troppo

Recording:

BEGINNING SOMEWHERE (Complete Works, Volume 39)

Saturday, August 25, 2001

Noah's Flood ("Noah, Noah"), Op. 98


Op. 98 NOAH'S FLOOD ("Noah, Noah"):
A Mystery Play (August 25, 2001)
I. Wicked Prelude
II. Exhortation (Noah, Noah)
III. Dire Fears (Day of Wrath)
IV. The Building of the Ark
V. Ca(r)[t]a(va)l[ogue] of the Animals
VI. The Comedy (Mrs. Noah)
VII. The Flood / Te Deum
(The Little Death Raindrops Keep Falling Mainly in Mesopotamia)
VIII. The Birds
IX. The Rainbow / Te Deum / Postlude

Recording:


BEGINNING SOMEWHERE
New Music, 2008

Noah's Flood


I. Wicked Prelude












II. Exhortation (Noah, Noah) / III. Dire Fears (Day of Wrath)









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Friday, August 17, 2001

Quartet for the Beginning of Time, Op. 97


Op. 97 QUARTET FOR THE BEGINNING OF TIME:
ADAM AND EVE AND CAIN AND ABEL (August 17, 2001)
Opera-Oratorio for Voices and Instruments
I. Liturgy of Earth
II. Vocalise for the Disobedience at the Beginning of Time
III. Abyss of Separation
IV. Ragtime Intermezzo of Expulsion
V. Lounging in an Eternity of Strife carnival catalogue
VI. Blues Dance of Fury
VII. Fathering Hope
VIII. Lounging in Mortality (Baby Boom Boogie-Woogie Begats)

Performances:

March 5-7, 12-14, 2010
San Francisco Cabaret Opera
Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA

Recording:

BEGINNING SOMEWHERE, New Music

THE BIBLE, New Music

SEX AND THE BIBLE: THE OPERA (PART I) New York

Wednesday, August 8, 2001

The Wind God, Op. 96


Op. 96 THE WIND GOD (2001)
(after Harriet March Page) (August 8, 2001)
I. I got my wish
II. I've a crick
III. Ocean is my friend
IV. Big ship
V. Sitting goose
VI. It's so true
VII. But you see (Builder's blue tango...)
VIII. I loved him
IX. All my money
X. We're six days out
XI. My son sleeps
XII. My little finger (Blues)
XIII. We almost mutaneed (March)
XIV. In a lull
XV. Noah
XVI. All there is
XVII. A dozen dolphins
XVIII. We hit land

Performances:

October 14, 2001
Harriet March Page, Soprano
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

March 2, 2002
Harriet March Page, Soprano
National Association of Composers, Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

June 2, 2002
Harriet March Page, Soprano
Missing Persons Concert, Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

June 21, 2002
Harriet March Page, Soprano
NOW Music Festival, Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

July 19-21, 2002
Harriet March Page, Soprano
Fresh Voices III Festival, Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

Recording:

THE WIND GOD
(New Music, 2008)
I. I got my wish







II. I've a crick
III. Ocean is my friend
IV. Big ship
V. Sitting goose
VI. It's so true
VII. But you see (Builder's blue tango...)
VIII. I loved him
IX. All my money
X. We're six days out
XI. My son sleeps
XII. My little finger (Blues)
XIII. We almost mutaneed (March)
XIV. In a lull
XV. Noah
XVI. All there is
XVII. A dozen dolphins
XVIII. We hit land

Airplay:

January 27 - February 2, 2008
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Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Animal Opera: An Orwellian Comedy, Op. 95


Op. 95 ANIMAL OPERA: AN ORWELLIAN COMEDY
(May 15, 2001)
Ia. Comrades
Ib. Beasts of England
IIa. Will There Be Any Sugar
IIb. Drive Away Man
IIc. The Seven Commandments
IIIa. I Will Work
IIIb. Four Legs Good
IIIc. The Mystery of Milk
IVa. Jones (The Battle of the Cowshed)
IVb. Beasts of England
Va. Mollie (I Will Flee)
Vb. Two Legs Bad
Vc. The Mystery of Snowball
VIa. Will There Be Any Food
VIb. Welcome In Man
VIc. The Fourth Commandment
VIIa. Comrades
VIIb. Beasts of England
VIIIa. The Sixth Commandment
VIIIb. Comrade Napoleon
VIIIc. Men (The Battle of the Windmill)
VIIId. Beasts of England
VIIIe. The Fifth Commandment
IXa. Will There Be Any Hope
IXb. The Mystery of Boxer
Xa. Boxer (I Will Stay)
Xb. Comrade Pigs
Xc. Two Legs Better
Xd. The (Seventh) Commandment
Xe. (Comrade) Gentlemen

Performances:

July 24-26, 2003
Fresh Voices IV Festival, Goat Hall Productions, San Francsico's Cabaret Opera
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

Recording:

ANIMAL OPERA (Complete Works, Volume 37)

Friday, April 6, 2001

The Bald Soprano, Op. 94


Op. 94 THE BALD SOPRANO
(April 6, 2001)
OVERTURE
I. DUO INTRODUCTION (There, it's nine o'clock)
II. DUO CAVATINA (How does it happen)
III CONTINUATION AND SAMBA OF DUO INTRODUCTION
(Here's something strange / Which Bobby Watson)
IV. TRIO, DUO, AND SOLO CAVATINAS (I'm the maid / Excuse me, ma'am / 'Lizbeth and Don)
V. QUINTET AND DOUBLE-QUINTET CANONIC CANZONES (Good evening, dear friends / Hm)
VI. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much)
VIa. QUARTET AND QUINTET (Goodness, someone is ringing)
VII. SEXTET CAVATINA (How do you do)
VIII. SEXTET (Mr. Fire Chief)
IX. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much - II)
IXa. SEXTET (Dog and Cow)
X. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (A Young Calf)
XI. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (The Snake and the Fox)
XII. ARIA AND RESPONSE (The Bouquet)
XIII. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (The Headcold)
XIV. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much - III)
XV. TRIO CAVATINA (Madam... Sir...)
XVI. SEXTET (What is it that she is saying)
XVII. TEMPEST (I'm so glad, dear, to see you at last)
XVIII. ARIA (The Fire)
XIX. SCENIC QUINTET (That sent chills up our spines)
XX. QUARTET FINALE (I can buy a pocketknife)
XXI. DUO RECAPITULATION (There, it's nine o'clock - II)

Performances:

December 15, 2001
Leticia C. Page, Soprano
NOW Music Festival, San Francisco, CA

July 19-21, 2002
Goat Hall Productions
Jennifer Ashworth, Mrs. Smith; Erin B., Mr. Smith
Elizabeth Finkler, Mrs. Martin; Harriet March Page, Mr. Martin
Leticia C. Page, Mary; Percy Hernandez, Fire Chief
Fresh Voices III Festival, San Francisco, CA

October 4, 2002
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
400 Missouri, San Francisco, CA

November 15, December 5, 2006
Tritone Orchestra
Diablo Valley College Music Technology Center, Pleasant HIll, CA

Recording:

THE BALD SOPRANO,
(New Music)

OVERTURE









I. DUO INTRODUCTION (There, it's nine o'clock)

II. DUO CAVATINA (How does it happen)

III CONTINUATION AND SAMBA OF DUO INTRODUCTION
(Here's something strange / Which Bobby Watson)

IV. TRIO, DUO, AND SOLO CAVATINAS (I'm the maid / Excuse me, ma'am / 'Lizbeth and Don)

V. QUINTET AND DOUBLE-QUINTET CANONIC CANZONES (Good evening, dear friends / Hm)

VI. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much)

VIa. QUARTET AND QUINTET (Goodness, someone is ringing)









VII. SEXTET CAVATINA (How do you do)

VIII. SEXTET (Mr. Fire Chief)

IX. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much - II)

IXa. SEXTET (Dog and Cow)

X. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (A Young Calf)

XI. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (The Snake and the Fox)

XII. ARIA AND RESPONSE (The Bouquet)

XIII. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (The Headcold)

XIV. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much - III)

XV. TRIO CAVATINA (Madam... Sir...)

XVI. SEXTET (What is it that she is saying)

XVII. TEMPEST (I'm so glad, dear, to see you at last)

XVIII. ARIA (The Fire)









XIX. SCENIC QUINTET (That sent chills up our spines)

XX. QUARTET FINALE (I can buy a pocketknife)

XXI. DUO RECAPITULATION (There, it's nine o'clock - II)

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