Friday, April 4, 2008

24 Preludes and Fugues ("Standards"), Op. 162



Op. 162 24 PRELUDES AND FUGUES ("Standards")
(April 4, 2008)
I. C Major
II. C Minor
III. Db Major
IV. C# Minor
V. D Major
VI. D Minor
VII. Eb Major
VIII. Eb Minor
IX. E Major
X. E Minor
XI. F Major
XII. F Minor
XIII. F# Major
XIV. F# Minor
XV. G Major
XVI. G Minor
XVII. Ab Major
XVIII. G# Minor
XIX. A Major
XX. A Minor
XXI. Bb Major
XXII. Bb Minor
XXIII. B Major
XXIV. B Minor

Recording:

24 PRELUDES AND FUGUES
(New Music, 2008)

I. C Major
II. C Minor
III. Db Major
IV. C# Minor
V. D Major
VI. D Minor
VII. Eb Major
VIII. Eb Minor
IX. E Major


X. E Minor ("Autumn Leaves")

a. Prelude









b. Fugue









XI. F Major
XII. F Minor
XIII. F# Major
XIV. F# Minor
XV. G Major
XVI. G Minor
XVII. Ab Major
XVIII. G# Minor
XIX. A Major
XX. A Minor
XXI. Bb Major
XXII. Bb Minor
XXIII. B Major
XXIV. B Minor

Friday, March 28, 2008

Genre Implosions, Op. 161


Op. 161 GENRE IMPLOSIONS (March 28, 2008)
Superimpositions for sound files
NO. 1 ("Mass Confusion")
I. Introit
II. Kyrie
III. Gloria
IV. Gradual
V. Alleluia
VI. Credo
VII. Offertorium
VIII. Sanctus
IX. Agnus Dei



Recording:

GENRE IMPLOSIONS
(New Music, 2008)

No. 1 ("Mass Confusion")

I. Introit

II. Kyrie

III. Gloria

IV. Gradual


V. Alleluia









Progressive superimpositions of two Gregorian chants, plus music of Notker Balbulus ("The Stammerer"), the School of Chartres, Hildegard von Bingen, Perotin, the Ars Antiqua motet tradition, and the School of Worcester.

VI. Credo

VII. Offertorium

VIII. Sanctus

IX. Agnus Dei

Friday, March 21, 2008

Vocal Sonatina No. 2 ("Vatsyayana"), Op. 157


Op. 157 VOCAL SONATINA NO. 2 ("Vatsyayana")
(after the Kama Sutra)
(March 21, 2008)
I. Adagio ("Introductory")
II. Allegretto ("About a Wife")
III. Allegro vivace ("On the Means of Attracting Others to Oneself")

Recording:

WHITE HORSE SALE
(New Music, 2008)

Vocal Sonatina No. 2 ("Vatsyayana")

I. Introductory

Lord of Beings
men and women
Dharma
Artha
Kama

Kama
Sutra

Vatsyayana
composed his work
small volume
as an abstract
of the whole


II. About a Wife

Virtuous women
Who have affection
Revere the Household Gods

Should avoid company
Beggars and mendicants
Unchaste and
Roguish and
Soothsayers
And witches

Wives whether they be
Noble born or remarried
Aquire the Dharma Artha Kama
And generally keep their husbands happy


III. On the Means of Attracting Others to One's Self










(Instrumental Version)










(Vocal Version)

When a person fails to obtain the
object of their desires
They should have recourse to
other ways of attraction

Good looks good qualities youth and liberality
are the chief natural means
But in their absence a
man or a woman must have

An ointment made of the tabernamontana
coronaria, costus speciosus, arabicus
If a fine powder is made of the plants and ap-
plied to the wick of a lamp and burned it has the ef-
fect of making people look

very lovely
Oil of the hogweed the echites putescuns the
sarina plant and the yellow amranth
if applied to the body
has the same effect

By eating powder of nef'mbrium speciosum you
will be come lovely in eyes of others
The above things with the
tabernamontana coronaria

If the bone of a peacock or hyena
be covered with gold
tied on right hand it makes
us lovely in others eyes In the same way
bead of jujube makes result described above

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Vocal Sonatina No. 1 ("Spitzer"), Op. 156


Op. 156 VOCAL SONATINA NO. 1 ("Spitzer")
(after Ashley Alexandra Dupre, David Peterson, et al)
(March 13, 2008)
I. Allegro moderato ("Difficult")
II. Andante ("I Am not a Monster")
III. Allegro ("Only the Lobbyists")

Recording:

WHITE HORSE SALE
(New Music)

Vocal Sonatina No. 1 ("Spitzer")
(Instrumental version)

I. Allegro moderato ("Difficult")









(Instrumental Version)










(Vocal Version)

Difficult. He's
Difficult. He likes do
Do a lot of things that like you might not think are safe and so he's
Difficult.

I have a way of dealing with that I'll be like
Listen dude.
You know you want the sex.
You know what I mean.

You know I mean it's like whatever. I'm
Here for a purpose. I know what my purpose is.
I am not a moron.
You know what I mean.

II. Andante ("I Am Not a Monster")









I am not a monster. Don't
Want to be.
It's a very difficult time for me.
It is very complicated.

He walked out on me.

III. Allegro ("Only the Lobbyists")









[The new governor, when asked if he had ever been with a prostitute said:]

Only the lobbyists come here to see me.

I feel like the student getting ready to take the final exam.
Only they hadn't attended any classes.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Flying Mixes, Op. 155


Op. 155 FLYING MIXES (February 24, 2008)
for Sound Files
(after Harriet March Page and Native American Texts)
I. Yonder in the North (Northern Plains Rabbit Dance
II. All the Dark Birds (Navajo Ribbon Dance)
III. Flying Out the Mouth (Yurok Women's Brush Dance)
IV. The Woman From the Sky (Creek Gar Dance
V. Windsong I-III (Seneca Alligator Dance)

Recording:

WHITE HORSE SAIL

Flying Mixes, Op. 155

Kat Cornelius
Sarah Hutchison
Harriet March Page
Mark Alburger

I. Yonder in the North (Northern Plains Rabbit Dance)

II. All the Dark Birds (Navajo Ribbon Dance)









(Harriet March Page)

III. Flying Out the Mouth (Yurok Women's Brush Dance)









(Harriet March Page)

IV. The Woman From the Sky (Creek Gar Dance)









(Kat Cornelius, Mark Alburger)

V. Wind Song I-III (Seneca Alligator Dance)

Friday, February 15, 2008

White Horse Suite, Op. 154


Op. 154 WHITE HORSE SUITE (February 15, 2008)
For Soprano, Tenor, and Instrument(s)
I. June (after Mel Clay)
II. Esmeralda (after Tennessee Williams)
III. Brunnhilde (after Harriet March Page)

Performance:


February 16, 2008
Suzanna Mizell, Soprano; Mark Alburger, Tenor
St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco, CA