Sunday, December 1, 2019

Cowell Orchestrations, Op. 332

Op. 332 COWELL ORCHESTRATIONS (December 1, 2019)
     I. Two Pieces (1930): II. Tiger
     II. Sway Dance (1958)


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Ives Orchestrations, Op. 331

Op. 331 IVES ORCHESTRATIONS (September 28, 2019)
     I. Piano Sonata No. 2 (Concord) (1915): III. The Alcotts
     II. Some Southpaw Pitching (1919)



      September 28, 2019
          The Opus Project presents Opus 79-80:
               Fate Knocking at the Floor
Diablo Valley College Music Building,
          Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA

      September 11, 2021
          The Opus Project presents Opus 91:
               Falling and Rising
Zoom Concert Everywhere!

Friday, September 20, 2019

No Exit, Op. 330

Op. 330 NO EXIT (September 20, 2019)
     (after Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980)
     I. Hm!
     II. Something in the Way You Stare at Me
     III. Did You Call, Sir?
     IV. Don't Look Up
     V. Mister Garcin!
     VI. Why Are We Here?
     VII. If Only Each
     VIII.  I Shall Never Be
     IX.  Have You a Glass?
     X.  Let Me Be Your Mirror
     XI.  I'm Here Because
     XII.  Damned Bitch
     XIII.  Your Turn
     XIV.  Don't Turn
     XV.  I'm Going
     XVI.  Well?



     May 8, 2021
     San Francisco Composers Orchestrra presents
     Spring Ahead Fallback
Zoom Concert Everywhere!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Julius Caesar, Op. 329

Op. 329 JULIUS CAESAR (September 15, 2019)
     Act I
          Scene I.   Rome.  A street.
          Scene II.  A public place.
          Scene III.  A street.
     Act II
          Scene 1.  Rome.  Brutus's orchard.
          Scene II.  Caesar's house.
          Scene III.  A street near the Capitol. /
          Scene IV.  Before the house of Brutus.
     Act III
          Scene I.  The Capitol.
          Scene II.  The Forum.
          Scene III.  A street.
     Act IV
          Scene I.  A house in Rome.
          Scene II.  Camp near Sardis. Before Brutus's tent.
          Scene III.  Brutus's tent.
     Act V
          Scene I.  The plains of Philippi.
          Scene II.  The same. The field of battle.
          Scene III.  Another part of the field.
          Scene IV.  Another part of the field.
          Scene V.  Another part of the field.



     May 8, 2021
     San Francisco Composers Orchestrra presents
          Spring Ahead Fallback
Zoom Concert Everywhere!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Macbeth, Op. 328

Op. 328 MACBETH (August 15, 2019)
     Act I
          Scene I. A desert place.
          Scene II. A camp near Forres.
          Scene III. A heath near Forres.
          Scene IV. Forres. The palace.
          Scene V. Inverness. Macbeth's castle.
          Scene VI. Before Macbeth's castle.
          Scene VII. Macbeth's castle
     Act II
          Scene I. Court of Macbeth's castle.
          Scene II. The same.
          Scene III. The same.
          Scene IV. Outside Macbeth's castle.
     Act III
          Scene I. Forres. The palace.
          Scene II. The palace.
          Scene III. A park near the palace.
          Scene IV. The same. Hall in the palace.
          Scene V. A Heath.
          Scene VI. Forres. The palace.
     Act IV
          Scene I. A cavern.  In the middle, a boiling cauldron.
          Scene II. Fife. Macduff's castle.
          Scene III. England.  Before the King's palace.
     Act V
          Scene I. Dunsinane.  Ante-room in the castle.
          Scene II. The country near Dunsinane.
          Scene III. Dunsinane.  A room in the castle.
          Scene IV. Contry near Birnam wood.
          Scene V. Dunsinane.  Within the castle.
          Scene VI. Dunsinane.  Before the castle.
          Scene VII. Another part of the field.
          Scene VIII. Another part of the field.



     May 8, 2021
     San Francisco Composers Orchestrra presents
          Spring Ahead Fallback

     Zoom Concert Everywhere!

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Gospel According to St. John, Op. 327

Op. 327 THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. JOHN (July 15, 2019)
     I. In the Beginning Was the Word
         Ib. The First Disciples
     II. The Wedding at Cana
     III. Nicodemus
          (As Moses Lifted Up the Serpent /
           God So Loved the World)
     IV. The Woman of Samaria
     V. The Healing at the Pool
     VI. Ego Sum Panis Vivus
     VII. The Feast of Tabernacles
     VIII. The Adultress
     IX. The Man Born Blind
     X. The Good Shepherd
     XI. Lazarus


Monday, July 1, 2019

Fifteen Inventions ("Technological"), Op. 326

     Machinations for Orchestra
          I. Fire
          II. Wheel
          III. Nail
          IV. Lens
          V. Compass
          VI. Paper
          VII. Gunpowder
          VIII. Printing Press
          IX. Electricity
          X. Steam Engine
          XI. Internal Combustion Engine
          XII. Telephone
          XIII. Vaccination
          XIV. Car
          XV. Airplane


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

North Lehigh Circle, Op. 325

Op. 325 NORTH LEHIGH CIRCLE (June 25, 2019)
     Homeland Song Cycle In Six Decades
          I. 1950's - 3
          II. 1960's - 2
          III. 1970's - 5
          IV. 1980's - North
          V. 1990's - Lehigh
          VI. 2000's - Circle


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Bach, Ballet, Balloons, Op. 324

Op. 324 BACH, BALLET, BALLOONS (June 22, 2019)
     I. Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740-1810) /
        Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier (1745-1799)
          Annonay, June 4, 1783
               [Unoccupied / First Unmanned Hot Air Balloon]
          Paris, Montreuil, Folie Titon, September 11, 1783
               [Unoccupied / First Unmanned Hot Air Balloon in Paris]
          Versailles, September 19, 1783
               Montauciel the Sheep / Duck / Rooster
               [Louis XVI (1754-1793) / Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) -
               Provide a criminal - Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier -
               It would be an honor]
          Paris, Faubourg Saint-Antoine, October 15, 1783
               Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier /
               Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier [Tethered]
          Paris, Bois de Boulogne, Chateau Muette -
          Butte aux Cailles, November 21, 1783
               Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier /
               Francois Laurent d'Arlandes (1742-1809) [Untethered]
               [Lands between windmills,
               Pilatre de Rozier takes off coat to stop fire]
               [Champagne tradition begun, Louis XVI and
               Benjamin Franklin in attendance]
     II. Jacques Charles (1746-1823) / Anne-Jean Robert (1758-1820) /
        Nicolas-Louis Robert (1760-1820)
          Paris, Champs de Mars [later Eiffel Tower site] -
               Paris, Gonesse, August 27, 1783
               [Unoccupied - Hydrogen]
               [Benjamin Franklin in attendance]
               [Balloon destroyed upon landing by terrified peasants]
          Paris, Tuilleries Palace [later Garden] - Nesles-la-Vallee -
               Tours du Lay, December 1, 1783
               [Franklin and Joseph Montgolfier in attendance,
                latter honored w/ ceremonial weather function]
           Jacques Charles / Nicolas-Louis Robert
                [Charles w/o Robert re-ascends rapidly to 9000 ft,
                sees a second sunset, never flies again]
     III. Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier (1754-1785)
            Boulogne-sur-Mer - Wimereux, June 15, 1785
               Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier / Pierre Romain
               [First attempt English Channel from France,
               Balloon deflates 1,5000 feet up, both killed]


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Poems on Tennyson, Op. 323

Op. 323 POEMS ON TENNYSON (June 20, 2019)
     I. In Memoriam (1849): Dark House...
          [Book of Dreams - George Crumb, Mark Alburger]
     II. Charge of the Light Brigade (1853)...
          [Balaclava Balalaika - Dmitri Shostakovich]


Friday, June 14, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: Z, Op. 322

Op. 322 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: Z (June 14, 2019)
     IVz1. Nuclear Zapateado (Einstein on the Violin)
          [Spain, Pablo Sarasate, Isadoro Hernandez, Bela Bartok,
          Frank Zappa, Claudio Macchi, Salvador Torre]
     IVz2. Zydeco Zeibekiko (Kaleidescope)
          [Greece, Richard Wagner, Claude Debussy, Mark Alburger]
     IVz3. Zwieback Zeybek (Infinite)


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: Y, Op. 321

Op. 321 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: Y (June 12, 2019)
     IVy1. Y…? (An Enigma)
          [Edward Elgar, Igor Stravinsky, Edgar Varese, Anton Webern,
          George Crumb, Edwin London, Jerry Herman]
     IVy2. Yove Male Mome (Jova, Little Girl)
          [Bulgaria, Reinhold Gliere, Bela Bartok]


Monday, June 10, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: X, Op. 320

Op. 320 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: X (June 10, 2019)
     IVx1. X… (Xenia)
          [Alan Hovhaness, John Cage, Merce Cunningham]
     IVx2. Xibelani (Xylophone)
          [Chopi, Camille Saint-Saens]


     October 5, 2019
     All That Fall
     San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
     St. Teresa of Avila Church, San Francisco, CA


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: W, Op. 319

Op. 319 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: W (June 6, 2019)
     IVw1. Kokoschka Gropius Werfel Waltz (Alma)
          [Bela Bartok, Mark Alburger]
     IVw2. Kalahari War... (Everywhere)
          [Meerkat Manor, Nigeria, South Dakota,
          Arnold Schoenberg, Peter Warlock,
          Harry Partch, Benjamin Britten, George Crumb,
          Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Steve Reich,
          Philip Glass, Peter Bergman, John Lennon,
          Bob Marley, James Horner, Mark Alburger,
          Hans Zimmer]
     IVw3. The Watu[t]si (Toot-Toot-Toot-Tut)
          Watutsi, Dan Russo, Mischa Spoliansky,
          Dave Appell, John Lennon]
     IVw4. Whirling Dervish... (Roman Aunt)
          Turkey, Istanbul, Rumi, Vladimir Rebikov,
          Leopold Godowsky, Hans Engleman]
     IVw5. Witches'... (A Desert Place)
          William Shakespeare, Hector Berlioz,
          Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Strauss,
          Dmitri Shostakovich
     IVw6. Women's Brush... (Healing Invasion)
         Yurok, Harriet March Page, Mark Alburger


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: V, Op. 318

Op. 318 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: V (June 2, 2019)
     IVv1. Obscure Veils... (Sailing)
          [Claude Debussy, Mark Alburger]
     IVv2. Conscripting Verbunkos (Contrast Concerto)
          [Bela Bartok]
     IVv3. Natal Villancico (Riu, Riu, Chiu)
          [Matteo Flecha el Viejo, New York Pro Musica,
          The Monkees]
     IVv4. All the Vogue… (Egypt)
          [Giuseppe Verdi, Mark Alburger]
     IVv5. Re-Volting La Volta (Elizabeth)
          [Spain, David Munrow]
     IVv6. Hoodoo Voodoo... (You Do Run, Child)
          [Benin, Haiti, Cole Porter, George Antheil,
          Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix]


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: U, Op. 317

Op. 317 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: U (June 1, 2019)
     IVu1. Un… (Dutoit)
          [Arnold Schoenberg, Mark-Antony Turnage]
     IVu2. Urban... (Some Stuff)
          [George Crumb, Mark Alburger]
     IVu3. Uzundara
          [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Igor Stravinsky,
          Aram Khachaturian]


Friday, May 24, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: T, Op. 316

Op. 316 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: T  (May 24, 2019)
     IVt1. Animal Tambourin (Tamerlane)
          [Igor Stravinsky, Mark Alburger]
     IVt2. Party Tango (Henry and June)
          [Argentina, Gustav Mahler, Igor Stravinsky,
          Darius Milhaud, George Gershwin, Kurt Weill,
          Astor Piazzolla, Mark Alburger]
     IVt3. Postal Workers Tap... (University)
     IVs4. Lycosa Tarantula Tarantella (What Tempo, Captain?)
          [Henry Purcell, Felix Mendelsson, Peter Tchaikovsky,
          Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Al Hoffman,
          Mark Moose Charlap]
     IVs5. Totentanz (Aerial)
          [Thomas of Celano, Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt,
          Sergei Rachmaninoff, Dmitri Shostakovich,
          Adolph Deutsche, George Crumb, Mark Alburger,
          Thomas Ades]
     IVs6. Drinking Tourdion (Armed)
          [Antoine Busnois, Guillaume Dufay, Johannes Ockeghem,
          Josquin des Pres, Pierre Attaignant, Alban Berg,
          Peter Warlock, Steve Reich, Mark Alburger]
     IVs7. Sixpack Trepak Tropak (Slovak)
          [Russia, Peter Tchaikovsky, Alban Berg, Igor Stravinsky,
          Dmitri Shostakovich]
     IVs8. Trotto (Equine)
          [Italy, Meredith Willson, Florilegium Musicum]
     IVs9. Twisted Twist (Acid Reality)
          [Hank Ballard, Bertram Russell Berns, Mark Alburger]
     IVs10. Two [Thieves] Step (Godot)
          [Igor Stravinsky, Mark Alburger]


Friday, May 10, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: S, Op. 315

Op. 315 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: S (May 10, 2019)
     IVs1. Pointed Sabre… (Puncta Perpetuo)
          [Bela Bartok, Igor Stravinsky, Aram Khatchaturian,
          John Cage, Steve Reich, Mark Alburger]
     IVs2. Salsa Ensenada (Desert Rebate)
          [Puerto Rico, Charles Koechlin, Mark Alburger]
     IVs3. Saltair Saltarello (That Was the Sort of Sound)
          [Italy, Felix Mendelssohn, David Munrow]
     IVs4. Pequena Samba of the Brazilian Countrywoman
          (Classico Locomotives)
          [Heitor Villa-Lobos]
     IVs5. CVS Scherzo (Jerry)
          [Gerald Levinson, Mark Alburger]
     IVs6. Schultz Schottische (The Beagle Has Landed)
          [Felix Mendelssohn, Vince Guaraldi]
     IVs7. Beguine Seguidilla (Vacancy Here)
          [Georges Bizet, Mark Alburger]
     IVs8… Of the Seven Veils (Salome)
          [Richard Strauss, Mark Alburger]
     IVs9. Spoil Shuffle... (Interrupted Interlude)
          [John Cage, Mark Alburger]
     IVs10. Siciliana Rusticana (Pelleas et Pulcinella)
          [Giovanni Boccaccio, Carlo Gesualdo, G.F. Handel,
          Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky, Nino Rota,
          Leonard Bernstein]
     IVs11. Cross-Continental Snake... (Apocalyptic)
          [India, Montana, Peter Tchaikovsky, Walt Disney,
          Mark Alburger]
     IVs12. Brunnhilde Spear... (Cats, Dogs, and Divas)
          [Richard Wagner, Harriet March Page,
          Mark Alburger]
     IVs13 Palace Square…(Concord)
          [Dmitri Shostakovich, Dave Brubeck]
     IVs14. Squaw Valley… (Meteorological)
          [Cree, Harvey Worthington Loomis, 
          Placer County Weather]
     IVs15. Anachronistic Stomp... (Spirited)
          [Cherokee, French, Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton,
          Mark Alburger]
     IVs16. Sun Dream… (Aboriginal)
          [Sioux, Maurice Jarre, Mark Alburger]
     IVs17. Sachet Sashay Sway…(Away)
          [Anton Webern, Henry Cowell]
     IVs18. Candy Swing… (Race Track)
          [Lowell Mason, Jerome Kern, Joe Garland,
          John Lennon, Mark Alburger]
     IVs19. Passion Sword… (Gethsemane)
          [Bela Bartok, Paul Hindemith,
          Stanford Graduate Composition Entrance Exam,
          Mark Alburger]


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: R, Op. 314

Op. 314 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: R (May 1, 2019)
     IVr1. "Yonder in the North" Rabbit... (Dear Sweetheart)
          [Arapaho, Giuseppe Verdi, Harriet March Page, Mark Alburger]
     IVr2. Abrahamic Ragtime (Escapist)
          [Scott Joplin, Arthur Marshall, Igor Stravinsky, Mark Alburger]
     IVr3. "Death Is the" Rain… (San Rafael Swell)
          [George Crumb, Mark Alburger]
     IVr4. Pegeen Letter Reel (Playboy of the Western World)
          [Ireland, Giacomo Puccini, Igor Stravinsky, Chieftains,
          Mark Alburger]
     IVr5. Rejuvenated Rejouissance (Our Business)
          [Thoinot Arbeau, J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, Dmitri Shostakovich]
     IVr6. Canyon Ribbon… (All the Dark Birds)
          [Navajo, Harriet March Page, Mark Alburger]
     IVr7. Watery Rigaudon (Tombeaux)
          [Francois Couperin, G.F. Handel, Maurice Ravel]
     IVr8. Reigen / Ronde / Rondeau / Rondo / Round…
          [Tielman Susato, J.S. Bach, F.J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart,
          Muzio Clementi, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy,
          Alban Berg]
     IVr9. Tristan's Rotta (Rat Rotation Wheel Zither)
          [Italy, Florilegium Musicum]
     IVr10. Rumba in Tijunga (Jungle Update)
          [Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Charles Koechlin, George Gershwin,
          Harl McDonald, Morton Gould, Cassius Clay, Mark Alburger]


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: Q, Op. 313

Op. 313 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: Q  (April 28, 2019)
     IVq1. Crustacean Quadrille (Sexpartite)
          [Antonio Vivaldi, G.F. Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven,
          Johann Strauss Jr., Lewis Carroll, Saint-Saens,
          Modest Mussorgsky, Scott Joplin,
          Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky,
          Sergei Prokofiev, Fats Waller]
… Pantalon[e] (2/4 - 6/8)
                         … Ete (2/4)
                         … Poule (6/8)
                        … Trenis (Drag) (2/4)
                        … Pastourelle (2/4)
                        … Finale (2/4)
     IVq2. Timotheus of Miletus Quickstep (Guarded)
          [Johann Heinrich Walch, Emil Robert Hansen,
           Giuseppe Verdi, Allan Dodworth,
           George De Luca, Henry Tucker, Philippe Henle,
           Foley Hall, Theodor von La Hache,
           Hermann L. Shreiner, Charles Converse,
           D.L. Dowling, C.M. Stephani, J.S. Knight
           J. Travis Quigg, Cornelius Tobias,
           Johann Andreas Rosenberger, George H. Baker,
           Pettee, H.E. Kimbell, Erwin Schneider,
           J.M. Helfrich, E. Kate Simmons,
           William J.C. Thiel, Erwin Schneider,
           Harry Prendiville, Charles Ives]
     IVq3. Continental Quiver... (Collaborative)


Monday, April 22, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: P, Op. 312

Op. 312 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: P (April 22, 2019)
     IVp1. Double Torero Pasodoble (De Tres Picos)
          [Spain, Manuel de Falla]
     IVp2. Semi-Antique Passamezzo (Carousel)
          [Pierre-Francisque Caroubel, Michael Praetorius, Philip Pickett]
     IVp3. Pandiatonic Passepied (Game Theory)
          [J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky]
     IVp4. Post-Minimal Pavane (Sleeping Princess on the Beach)
          [Gabriel Faure, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Maurice Ravel,
          Peter Warlok, Philip Glass]
     IVp5. Retrograde Polka (Goldbrick)
          [Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich,
          Leonard Bernstein]
     IVp6. Concertante Polonaise (Rondo a la Pole…)
          [Poland, J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederick Chopin,
          Peter Tchaikovsky, Florent Schmitt, John Cage, Mark Alburger]


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: O, Op. 311

Op. 311 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: O (April 20, 2019)
     IVo1. Odd Odzemek (Reaching)
          [Antonin Dvorak]
     IVo2. Ouch… (Offerings)
          [Edgar Varese]


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: N, Op. 310

Op. 310 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: N (April 18, 2019)
     IVn1. 42" Nijemo Kolo (Bosnian Intrusion)
          [Bosnia, Croatia, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen]
     IVn2. No No… (Exit)
          [Paul Sartre, John Cage, Meghan Trainor]
     IVn3. Noh… (Multicultural)
          [Japan, Benjamin Britten, Harry Partch,
          Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis, David Byrne]


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: M, Op. 309

Op. 309 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: M (April 10, 2019)
     IVm1. Danse Macabre (Alien)
          [Camille Saint-Saens, George Crumb, Mark Alburger]
     IVm2. Malaguena (Babe Ruth)
          [Maurice Ravel, Mark Alburger]
     IVm3. Pemba Mambo (Inversion)
          [Leonard Bernstein]
     IVm4. March (Twelve-Foot)
          [Janissary Music, Hector Berlioz, Peter Tchaikovsky,
          John Philip Sousa, Vaughan Williams, Charles Ives,
          Gustav Holst, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky,
          Alban Berg, Sergei Prokofiev, Paul Hindemith, Carl Orff,
          Dmitri Shostakovich, Leonard Bernstein, Gerald Levinson,
          Mark Alburger
     IVm5. Macbeth Masque (Screw Your Courage)
          [William Shakespeare, Giuseppe Verdi,
          Ralph Vaughan Williams, W. Francis McBeth,
          Mark Alburger]
     IVm6. Not-Real Mazurka (Lydia and Pyrrhus and Nicostratus)
          [Frederick Chopin, Claude Debussy, Karol Szymanowski,
          Mark Alburger]
     IVm7. Menuet Canon (Aquatic)
          J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, F.J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart,
          Matthew Owens]
     IVm8. Four-Moondance (Lively)
          [George Crumb, Robert Fripp]
     IVm9. La Morisque (Henry VIII)
          [Tielman Susato, David Munrow]


Monday, April 8, 2019

Broke Dance Intermezzi: L, Op. 308

Op. 308 BROKE DANCE INTERMEZZI: L (April 8, 2019)
     IV L1. Landless Landler (Alma / Max / Otto)
          [Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg, Mark Alburger]
     IV L2. Lost Lion... (Farm Passion)
          [China, Camille Saint-Saens, Mark Alburger]
     IV L3. Loree Luray Loure (Cavernous)
          [Jean-Baptiste Lully, J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel]