Monday, August 30, 2021

Palms to Pines Proposal, Op. 353

Op. 353 PALMS TO PINES PROPOSAL (August 30, 2021)
     An Ascent of Harriet March Motifs, including
     Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
          Night on Bald Mountain (1867)
     Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
          Songs of the Wayfarer (1885)
               IV. The Eyes of My Beloved
     Franz Lehar (1870-1948)
          The New Moon (1928)
               VII. Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
     Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
          The Threepenny Opera (1928)
               X. First Threepenny Finale
          Happy End (1929)
                XI. Surabaya Johnny
     Mark Alburger (b. 1957)
          Cats, Dogs, and Divas, Op. 104 (2001)
                XXIII. Brunnhilde



          January 10, 2022
               The Wedding of Mark and Harriet
               Zoom Ceremony Everywhere!

     Recording / Video:

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Backyard Theology, Op. 352

Op. 352 BACKYARD THEOLOGY (August 7, 2021)
     Sound Collage overlain on a video of
        Don, Ursula, Kaitlyn, and Jenna Gosnay utilizing
          Gregorian Chant
                Credo I (I Believe)
Thomas of Celano (1185-1265)
                Dies Irae (Day of Wrath, 1215)
                     Recordare (Remember)
          Josquin des Pres (1450-1521)
                El Grillo (The Cricket, 1500)
                      Give the Cricket a Drink
          Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
                La Traviata (1851)
                       Act I Bridisi (Drinking Song)
           Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
               Gloria (1960):
                       I. Gloria
           Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
                Quartet for the End of Time (1991)
                       VII. Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus
                       (Praise to the Eternity of Jesus)
           Miles Davis (1928-1991)
                Kind of Blue (1959)
                       I. So What
            George Crumb (b. 1929)
                Black Angels (1970)
                      VII. God Music
            Alan Jaffe (1935-1987) /
                 Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1960)
                      That's It (2013)
            John Lennon 1940-1980)
                 Isolation (1970),
                 performed by Sean Lennon Ono (b. 1975)
            George Lucas (b. 1944)
                 Star Wars (1977)
                       Impressive, Most Impressive
            Van Morrison (b. 1945)
                  Gloria (1964),
                  performed by Patti Smith (b. 1948)
            Warren Zevon (1947-2003)
                  Excitable Boy (1978):
                       IV. Werewolves of London
            Stephen Schwartz (b. 1948)
                 Godspell (1971)
                       Act II Finale (Crucifixion)
             Tom Petty (1950-2017)
                   Full Moon Fever (1989)
                        I. Free Fallin'
              Malcolm Young (1953-2017) / AC/DC (1973)
                   Dirty Deeds Done Cheap (1978)
                         IV. Problem Child
              Mark Alburger (b. 1957)
                    Job: A Masque, Op. 79 (1999)
                          I. What You Been Doing?
              Lin-Manuel Miranda (b. 1980)
                     Hamilton (2015)
                          Right Hand Man
              Alicia Keys (b. 1981)
                     Alicia (2020)
                           XV. Good Job
              Father John Mistoy (b. 1981)
                    I Love You, Honey Bear (2015)
                           X. Holy Shit
              Avril Lavigne (b. 1984)
                    Goodbye Lullaby (2011)
                           II. What the Hell


          November 13, 2021
               San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra presents
               Bright Ideas
               Zoom Concert Everywhere!