Performances of My music

 

 

CABOCLINHA

Reading Only 1965

 (1965; 'The Clay-Doll';

 concert band arrangement of

Heitor Villa-Lobos)

 performed by the San Diego State Concert Band

Composer Dr. David Ward-Steinman, Conductor

Distinguished Professor of Music, Emeritus

for his Orchestration Class

San Diego State University

Music Auditorium, San Diego State College

San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

 

IDEAS ON A TWENTY-EIGHT NOTE DITTY

Reading Only 1967

(1967; instrumental quartet)

composer Hal Overton, Conductor

Distinguished Musician

performed by Student Musicians

for his Composition Class of Non-Majors

classroom, Juilliard School of Music

New York, NY.

 

 

 

ORCHESTRAL STUDY ON BACH:

THREE-PART INVENTION IN F MINOR

Reading Only 1967

(1967; chamber orchestra arrangement

of Johann Sebastian Bach)

composer Hugh Aitken, Conductor

Professor at the Juilliard School of Music for over 20 years

performed by Student Musicians

for his Literature & Materials of Music Class

classroom, Juilliard School of Music

New York, NY.

 

 

 

TRIO SONATA...PLUS

Reading Only 1967

(1967; string trio)

professor Norman Grossman, Conductor

performed by Student Musicians

for his Literature & Materials of Music Class

classroom, Juilliard School of Music

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE GATHERING

Performed 1967

(1967; instrumental septet,

with long-stemmed red-rose in mouth of Violist)

Concert of Student Composers Works by Non-Majors:

performed by Student Musicians

Leonard Slatkin, Student Conductor

currently Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra,

Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

and Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

at the Hollywood Bowl

Recital Hall, Juilliard School of Music

New York, NY.

 

 

 

SUCH A BUNCH

Performed 1967

(1967; instrumental nonet)

Concert of Student Composers Works by Non-Majors:

performed by Student Musicians

Peter Martin, Student Conductor

Recital Hall, Juilliard School of Music

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE SOLOIST

Reading Only 1967

(1967; large orchestra)

Orchestral Readings of Music by Composition Majors:

(I was still a Piano-Major)

performed by the Juilliard Orchestra

composer Alan Leichtling, Student Conductor

Jean Morel, Conductor

who taught conducting at the

Juilliard School of Music from 1949-71

Orchestral Rehearsal Room, 5th Floor, Juilliard School of Music

New York, NY.

 

 

 

A CONVERSATION

Performed 1967

(1967; piano quintet)

Concert of Student Composers Works by Non-Majors:

performed by Student Musicians

conducted & performed by

composer/pianist Kathleen St. John

Recital Hall, Juilliard School of Music

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE CAGE

Performed 1969

(1969; improvisational-clarinet solo

and large instrumental ensemble; optional lights)

Composed under the Mentorship of

Celebrated British Composer Alexander Goehr

Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge

(in Great Britain)

for the

2nd Composers' Forum Concert:

performed by Tanglewood Musicians

A Fellowship Program designed for experienced musicians who

have completed much or all of their formal instruction

Lawrence Wheeler, Improvisational-Clarinet Solo

composer Gunther Schuller, Conductor

Professor of Composition at the School of Music at Yale

President of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston

and Artistic Director of the Tanglewood Berkshire Music Center

and The Festival at Sandpoint (Idaho)

There was an Audience/Composer Discussion Seminar

at the conclusion of the Concert

Theatre Concert Hall, Tanglewood In The Berkshires

Lenox, MA.

 

 

 

THE CAGE

Performed 1969

[2nd Performance at Tanglewood that Summer]

(1969; improvisational-clarinet solo

and large instrumental ensemble; optional lights)

Tanglewood-On-Parade Concert Series

Contemporary Music Concert:

performed by Tanglewood Musicians

Lawrence Wheeler, Improvisational-Clarinet Solo

composer Gunther Schuller, Conductor

Theatre Concert Hall, Tanglewood In The Berkshires

Lenox, MA.

 

 

 

SONNET 29

Performed 1969

(1969; baritone reader and large instrumental ensemble;

optional yet preferred male-character in period-costume/tights

lying decoratively still in posed-position upon ground

audience-right stage-front, holding mandolin; optional lights)

Concert of Composition-Major Student Composers:

performed by Student Musicians

Eugene Rabine, Baritone Reader

composer Alan Leichtling, Conductor

Michael Paul Hall, The Juilliard School

New York, NY.

 

 

 

KALEIDOSCOPE

Performed 1969

(1968-69; 2 triple-quartet instrumental groups [24 Players]

and 12-track electronic tape;

optional full-stage crowd of unsynchronized-dancers

clad in un-matching multi-coloured extravagantly-gaudy attire,

scattering about constantly in near-darkness

w/tiny stationary white-light on floor center-stage throughout)

[instrumental-portion conducted by Composer Alan Leichtling

and recorded in Recording Studio at The Juilliard School

which was then mixed with electronic-material, by Composer

at Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center Studios]

Partial preparation of this electronic-music work was filmed

by the Cologne Radio Station of Cologne, West Germany;

Concert of Electronic Music:

2nd half of Concert

This work performed in darkness, without dancers;

composer Kathleen St. John, Conductor

with the assistance of composer Vladimir Ussachevsky,

who personally provided and installed

24 speakers surrounding the theatre for the work's premiere!

McMillan Theatre, Columbia University

New York NY.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                

THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE:

A MULTI-MEDIA MASQUE IN 7 ACTS

[An Enactment of the Transformation of Ioannes the Initiate]

Performed 1970

(1969-70; live-performer as Initiate and 4-track electronic-tape,

19 dancers, mixed chorus, musicians, rock ensemble;

film-visuals, stage-set & extensive lighting)

[all recorded sound-material transferred onto

one 2-track tape for rehearsal-purposes, by Composer]

Permission of John Houseman,

Head of the Drama Division at The Juilliard School;

This work

(written by a Music Major rather than by a Drama Major!)

holds the distinction of being the

First Publicly-Performed Production in his new Drama Workshop

all 5 Performing Schools of The Juilliard School

were involved in the work's premiere-performance;

Sponsored by Trinity Church of Manhattan

under their Musical Director Larry King;

Single Concert Presentation:

clarinetist William Powell, Ioannes the Initiate

composer Kathleen St. John, Director

Screen-Visuals by The Electric Circus Lighting Ensemble

Lighting-Design by Composer, with the assistance of

The Juilliard School Concert-Lighting Crew;

(composer John Cage & performer Ultra-Violet attended;

soon after, Ms. St. John was asked to perform this work again

especially for the Italian Director Frederico Fellini)

Drama Workshop, The Juilliard School

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE:

A MULTI-MEDIA MASQUE IN 7 ACTS

[An Enactment of the Transformation of Ioannes the Initiate]

Performed Summer 1970

(1969-70; live-performer as Initiate and 4-track electronic-tape,

19 dancers, mixed chorus, musicians, rock ensemble;

film-visuals, stage-set & extensive lighting)

same performers from

all 5 Performing Schools of The Juilliard School

were involved in the work's second performance;

Sponsored by Trinity Church of Manhattan

under their Musical Director Larry King;

Single Concert Presentation:

clarinetist William Powell: Ioannes the Initiate

Jack Spenser /composer Kathleen St. John, Directors

Screen-Visuals by Pablo (a New York Theater-Lighting Group)

Main Cathedral, Trinity Church

New York, NY.

 

 

 

A VISION OF THE ETHEREAL COSMOS

Performed 1970

(1970; 2-track electronic-tape environment;

optional choice(s) of improvisational-musician(s), dancer(s),

and/or poetry-reader(s);  stage-set and/or lights)

The Journey of Dreams & Company

'Aubade Surpris' Concert Presentation:

Jaan Krusberg, Coordinator

Sponsored by the Department of Music, University of Ottawa

and by The Canada Council; Francoys Bernier, Head

Program and Discussion broadcasted live

over CBC National Public Radio; Francoys Bernier, Director

an Audience/Composer/Performer

Question-Answer Period followed Concert,

with individual earphones for translation;

This work presented in darkness, without performers;

Experimental Theatre, National Arts Centre

Ottawa, Canada.

 

 

 

PLAYSONGS FOR NIGHT-CHILDREN

Performed 1971

(1971; 2-track electronic-tape environment)

Music-Score for a Play by Joseph Scott;  five performances

Les Barclay, Director

Main Theatre, New Dramatists of New York

New York, NY.

 

 

 

LA SALON

Performed 1971

(1971; 2-track electronic-tape environment)

Music-Score for a Play by Aldo Guinta;  five performances

Les Barclay, Director

Main Theatre, New Dramatists of New York

New York, NY.

 

 

 

ACH SCHATZ

Performed 1971

(1970; 'Oh Treasure'; baritone and piano)

Graduate Recital of Baritone Robert K. Gray,

with Pianist Emanuel Ax

Michael Paul Hall, The Juilliard School

New York, NY.

 

 

 

MOSQUITO

Mock-Performance Only 1973

(1972; large string orchestra, alto choir and percussion)

various samplings of written string & choral material

rehearsed and recorded by Juilliard string players

and by

The Juilliard Chorus conducted by Abraham Kaplan, Director;

Then, all recorded-material mixed onto one 2-track tape

at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center Studios

by Composer;

Electronic-Music Concert:

2nd Floor, The Kitchen

New York, NY.

 

 

 

OPHELIA:  A POETIC DRAMA

Performed 1973

(1970; 7 speaking-characters and 4-track electronic-tape,

w/moving film-visuals, stage-set & lights)

[ all sound-material mixed onto one 2-track electronic/vocal tape

for rehearsals/performances, by Composer]

The Journey of Dreams & Company

Production of Two New Musical Plays:

Jaan Krusberg, Coordinator (His Version of Drama)

Sponsored by the University of Ottawa Drama Guild

Peter Froehlich, Director; 4 performances

Academic Hall, University of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada.

 

 

 

CONCERT of RECORDED WORKS

Performed 1973

Music by Resident Composers:

Library, The MacDowell Colony

Peterborough, NH.

 

 

 

OPHELIA:  A POETIC DRAMA

Performed 1973

(1970; 7 speaking-characters and 4-track electronic-tape,

one live female-performer slowly wandering about the stage

w/moving film-visuals, stage-set & lights)

[2-track electronic/vocal-tape used]

Concert Presentation of New Musical Play:

One Production Only (Composer's Version of Drama)

Sponsored by the LaMama Experimental Theatre Club,

Ellen Stewart, Founder;

Composer Kathleen St. John, Director;  4 performances

Screen-Visuals by Pablo (a New York Theater-Lighting Group)

Main Theatre, LaMama Experimental Theatre Club

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE SIBYL, IN CONTEMPLATION

Performed 1976

(1976; a mystic poem:

mezzo-soprano [w/crotalum in A] and piano octet;

optional yet preferred

incense, extensive period stage-set & lights)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Music Project Contemporary Ensemble of New York

Yehuda Kimmel, Concert Director

Janis-Rozena Peri, Soprano Solo

William Elliott, Conductor

Main Hall, Ukrainian Institute

New York, NY.

 

 

 

CONCERT of  MY RECORDED WORKS

Performed 1976

May Day Ceremonies:

The Virginia Center For The Creative Arts

Sweet Briar, VA.

 

 

 

FLEUR DE LYS:  A CHORAL FANTASY

Performed 1977

(1976; 'Flower of Light'; choir of women and concert organ,

with soprano solo and instrumental-trio of

cello, harp & percussion;

minimal stage-set & lights)

Guest of Honor at Pre-Concert Cocktails & Dinner

given by President & Mrs. Harold B. Whiteman, Jr.

in Dining Hall Refractory of Sweet Briar College;

Interview & Commentary of the premiere

given by Ms. Libby Fitzgerald of

ABC Evening News Channel 13, WLVA Lynchburg, VA;

filmed at Mount San Angelo - future home of

The Virginia Center For The Creative Arts; 1st of 2 performances

Concert by The Sweet Briar College Concert Choir:

(2nd half of Concert)

Marian Ruhl Metson, Soprano Solo

John R. Shannon, Concert Organ

Allen W. Huszti, Conductor

(I hummed the correct pitches to the cellist

while sitting/hiding behind soprano soloist!)

Memorial Chapel, Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA.

 

 

 

FLEUR DE LYS:  A CHORAL FANTASY

Performed 1977

(1976; 'Flower of Light'; choir of women and concert organ,

with soprano solo and instrumental-trio of

cello, harp & percussion;

minimal stage-set & lights)

same performers, ensemble and location as above

(2nd performance)

given for the Board of Directors of Sweet Briar College

(they all walked out during its performance!);

This work only

performed by The Sweet Briar College Concert Choir:

Marian Ruhl Metson, Soprano Solo

John R. Shannon, Concert Organ

Allen W. Huszti, Conductor

(I again hummed the correct pitches to the cellist

while sitting/hiding behind soprano soloist!)

Memorial Chapel, Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA.

 

 

 

SONG OF A WEEPING HERON,

ON THE DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE

Performed 1977

(1977; oboe solo, quartet of strings, wind trio, and harp;

optional spot-light on flautist only)

Contemporary Music Concert:

The Music Project Repertory Chamber Ensemble of New York

Daniel Berlinghoff, Coordinator

Vicki Bodner, Oboe Solo

Amy Shulman, Harp

Brad Keimach, Conductor

The entire musical-score itself

exhibiting a visually-notated dead-nightingale within its pages

was hung upon the wall outside auditorium for public-viewing

Auditorium, Marymount Manhattan Theatre

New York, NY.

 

 

 

ISADORA:  DAUGHTER OF THE SUN

Performed 1977

(1977; a dithyrambos, in 13 movements:

- a frenzied, impassioned choric hymn and dance

of ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus -

for

large instrumental ensemble of winds, strings and percussion,

with soprano-obbligato, stationary chorus of the deities,

array of musicians, lyric-dancer(s), Bacchic-ritual dancers,

and visible sculpture; lights)

Contemporary Music Concert:

The Music Project Repertory Chamber Ensemble of New York

William Elliott, Performance Coordinator

Daniel Berlinghoff, Director

Janis-Rozena Peri, Soprano- obbligato

Carolyn Lord, Dancer/Choreographer

'Isadora' Sculpture by Rhoda Sherbell Honig

Alvin Brehm, Conductor

Main Hall, Town Hall

New York, NY.

 

 

 

DISGUISED

Reading Only 1977

(1977; 'Chrysanthemum';  a musical composition for 21 players,

with saron solo [tuned bronze-bars with an Indonesian origin];

optional delicate improvisational-dancers & lights)

CalArts Twentieth-Century Players Ensemble:

composer Kathleen St. John, Saron Solo - yet I messed up -

I played solo (so low) so the main-color was not heard at all!

Stephen Mosko, Conductor

Orchestral Rehearsal Room, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

ARCANA:  THE REINCARNATION OF OSIRIS

Performed 1978

(1978; ballet:

main female-dancer solo and 2-track tape environment of

large percussion ensemble,  woodwind solos,

and 6 voices of beings;

extensive stage-set & lights)

[all instrumental/vocal sound-material played & recorded onto

one 2-track tape for rehearsals/performances, by Composer]

CalArts School of Dance Concert:

'Modules' Dance Concert Series 1977-78; 5 performances

Sponsored by California Institute of the Arts School of Dance

Christyne Lawson, Head

Patricia Gage, Main-Dancer / Director / Choreographer

Modular Theatre, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

NOVA

Performed 1978

(1978; french horn and piano)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Rachel de la Voryas, Horn and Kathleen St. John, Piano

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

PRELUDE

Performed 1978

(1978; Bb clarinet and piano)

Concert of Works by Composer Kathleen St. John:

William Powell, Clarinet and Kathleen St.John, Piano

Modular Theater, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

HARLEQUIN

Performed 1978

(1978; instrumental trio, with percussion-accompaniment

and 4 balloons!; optional lights)

Concert of Works by Composer Kathleen St. John:

Members of CalArts Twentieth-Century Players Ensemble

William Powell, Clarinet

James Dunham, Viola

Amy Shulman, Harp

and

Robert Fernandez, Percussion

Modular Theater, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

INNERMISSION

Performed 1978

(1978; percussion quartet:

improvisational-percussion solo, oboe, cello and string bass;

optional slow-motion dancers & lights)

[this performance recorded onto one 2-track tape

for rehearsals/performances of future presentations,

with or without dancers]

Concert of Works by Composer Kathleen St. John:

Members of CalArts Twentieth-Century Players Ensemble

John Fitzgerald, Percussion Solo

John Bergamo, Conductor

Modular Theater, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

AN INSCRIPTION ON SMENKHARE'S COFFIN?

Performed 1978

(1978; vocal sextet, in 3 continuous movements:

lyric-soprano, string trio, and percussion;

optional lights)

Concert of Works by Composer Kathleen St. John:

Members of CalArts Twentieth-Century Players Ensemble

Kaaren Marie Herr, Guest Lyric-Soprano

Stephen Mosko, Conductor

Modular Theater, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

HARLEQUIN

Performed 1978

(1978; instrumental trio, with percussion-accompaniment

and 4 balloons!; optional lights)

Special Performance given by California Institute of the Arts

Reception for Dancer Twyla Tharp

with Board of Trustees Meeting and Cocktail Party:

William Powell, Clarinet

James Dunham, Viola

Amy Shulman, Harp

and

Robert Fernandez, Percussion

Patio, Home of

California Institute of the Arts President Robert J. Fitzpatrick

Encino, CA.

 

 

 

SONG OF A WEEPING HERON,

ON THE DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE

Performed 1978

(1977; oboe solo, quartet of strings, wind trio, and harp;

optional spot-light on flautist only)

Concert by the CalArts Twentieth-Century Players Ensemble:

Michael Boom, Oboe Solo

Daniel Shulman, Conductor

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

HARLEQUIN

Performed 1978

(1978; instrumental trio, with percussion-accompaniment

and 4 balloons!; optional lights;

recorded-performance, as above)

Independent Composers Association Interview and Concert:

William Powell, Clarinet

James Dunham, Violist

Amy Shulman, Harp

and

Robert Fernandez, Percussion

Program "Imaginary Landscape" with Carl Stone

Recording Room, Radio-Station KPFK-FM

Universal City, CA.

 

 

 

PRELUDE

Performed 1978

(1978; Bb clarinet and piano)

Master-Class of Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman:

William Powell, Clarinet and Kathleen St. John, Piano

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

THE SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA

Performed 1979

(1978; an epic instrumental drama, in 13 movements:

Bb clarinet and piano;

8 of 13 movements only; first hearing of this piece)

Contemporary Music Concert:

William Powell, Clarinet and Gaylord Mowrey, Piano

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

THE SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA

Performed 1979

(1978; an epic instrumental drama, in 13 movements:

Bb clarinet and piano;

8 of 13 movements only)

Independent Composers Association Concert:

William Powell, Clarinet and Gaylord Mowrey, Piano

Schoenberg Institute, University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

 

KALEIDOSCOPE

Performed 1979

(1968-69; 2 triple-quartet instrumental groups [24 players]

and 12-track electronic-tape;

optional full-stage crowd of unsynchronized-dancers

clad in un-matching multi-coloured extravagantly-gaudy attire

scattering about constantly in near-darkness

w/tiny stationary white-light on floor center-stage throughout)

[one 4-track electronic-tape used for performances]

This work performed in darkness, without dancers;

Evening-Concert of

Two Extended Works by Composer Kathleen St. John:

First of Two works presented;  in darkness, without dancers;

Sponsored by California Institute of the Arts

Student Council / William H. Ahmanson Foundation

composer Kathleen St. John, Director;  3 performances

Theatre II, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

THE REVELATION OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE:

A MULTI-MEDIA MASQUE IN 7 ACTS

[an Enactment of the Transformation of Ioannes the Initiate]

Performed 1979

(1969-70; live-performer as Initiate and 4-track electronic-tape,

19 dancers, mixed chorus, musicians, rock ensemble;

film-visuals, stage-set & extensive lighting)

[one 4-track electronic-tape used for performances;

one 2-track tape used for rehearsals]

Evening-Concert of

Two Extended Works by Composer Kathleen St. John:

Second of Two works presented

Sponsored by California Institute of the Arts

Student Council / William H. Ahmanson Foundation

CalArts Student Council Production Grant

involving all 5 Schools at California Institute of the Arts

Betty Armstrong, Administrative Advisor

Michael Devine, Financial Advisor / Coordinator

Mel Powell, Artistic Advisor

Christyne Lawson, Dance Department Advisor

Mark Wood and David Familian, Lighting

clarinetist William Powell, Ioannes the Initiate

composer Kathleen St. John, Director; 3 performances

Theatre II, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

NIGHT MUSIC

Performed 1979

(1979; six nocturnes for the piano)

Contemporary Music Concert:

composer Kathleen St. John, Piano

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

THOUGHTS OF WEDLOCK

from

THE SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA

Reading Only 1979

(1979; an epic instrumental drama in 13 movements;

Bb clarinet and piano;

1 movement only, transcribed for Bb clarinet and orchestra

by Composer)

California Institute of the Arts Orchestra

William Powell, Clarinet Solo

composer Kathleen St. John, Conductor

Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

A SHINY SCHILLINGS-WORTH

Reading Only 1979

(1979; large brass ensemble)

California Institute of the Arts Orchestral Brass Ensemble

Stephen Mosko, Conductor

Orchestral Rehearsal Room, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

MINIATURES:

A SUITE OF VARIATIONS ON A CONSTRUCTION

Performed 1980

(1978; bassoon solo)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Lawrence Lajmer, Bassoon Solo

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

NIGHT MUSIC

Performed 1980

(1979; six nocturnes for the piano)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Lorna Little, Piano

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

NIGHT MUSIC

Performed 1980

(1979; six nocturnes for the piano;

recorded-performance, as just above)

Contemporary Music For The Piano:

Lorna Little, Piano

Program "At The Keyboard With Leonid Hambro"

Recording Room, Radio-Station KPFK-FM

Universal City, CA.

 

 

 

CALLIOPE'S SONG TO APOLLO

Performed 1980

(1980; piano solo)

Concert of Gaylord Mowrey and Friends:

Gaylord Mowrey, Piano Solo

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

CALLIOPE'S SONG TO APOLLO

Performed 1980

(1980; piano solo; recorded-performance, as just above)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Gaylord Mowrey, Piano Solo

Program "At The Keyboard With Leonid Hambro"

Recording Room, Radio-Station KPFK-FM

Universal City, CA.

 

 

 

HIGHNOON AT PEACE ROCK

Dance Study / Reading Only 1980

(1980; a ballet meditation for instrumental quartet,

with 12 beings, monolithic-structure & lights)

American Dance Festival

David Stock, Conductor of Instrumental Quartet

Dance Rehearsal Room, Duke University

Durham, NC.

 

 

 

MEDITATION, HYMNE AND DANCE OF REPOSE

Dance Study / Reading Only 1980

(1980; instrumental quartet, with dancers & lights)

American Dance Festival

David Stock, Conductor of Instrumental Quartet

Dance Rehearsal Room, Duke University

Durham, NC.

 

 

 

HARVEST

Dance Study / Reading Only 1980

(1980; instrumental quintet, with dancers [min.2] & lights)

American Dance Festival

David Stock, Conductor of Instrumental Quintet

Dance Rehearsal Room, Duke University

Durham, NC.

 

 

 

ADAM AND EVE

Dance Study / Reading Only 1980

(1980; piano solo, with male & female dancers;

minimal stage-set & lights)

American Dance Festival

composer Kathleen St. John, Piano Solo

Dance Rehearsal Room, Duke University

Durham, NC.

 

 

 

ADAM AND EVE

Performed 1980

(1980; piano solo, with male & female dancers;

minimal stage-set & lights)

[recorded-reading, as just above]

Dance Concert, American Dance Festival:

composer Kathleen St. John, Piano Solo

Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University

Durham, NC.

 

 

 

THE DIAMOND

Dance Study / Reading Only 1980

(1980; duo

for improvisational-percussion and improvisational-piano,

with multiple dancers & lights)

American Dance Festival

Robert Fernandez, Percussion and Kathleen St. John, Piano

Dance Rehearsal Room, Duke University

Durham, NC.

 

 

 

THE DIAMOND

Performed 1980

(1980; duo

for improvisational-percussion and improvisational-piano,

with multiple dancers & lights)

[recorded-reading, as just above]

Dance Concert, American Dance Festival:

Robert Fernandez, Percussion and Kathleen St. John, Piano

Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University

Durham, NC.

 

 

 

QUARTET OF A PROPHECY

One Rehearsal & Concert-Reading Only 1980

(1980; string quartet, in 9 epic movements:

with soprano-obbligato gracefully wandering about;

minimal lights;

3 of 9 movements only; first hearing of piece)

Charles Ives Center For American Music

Group of Chosen Young American Composers Participating

Afternoon-Concert of Contemporary Music For String Quartet:

(bits of this work only)

I. Harmony of the Shattered; Oh Thy Force Profound

II. The Plane of Energy: Domaine of the Good

III. Consumed by a Vision, a Conscience Bright

Chapel, The Canterbury School

New Milford, CT.

 

 

 

THE WINDS OF AEOLUS

Performed 1980

(1980; an epic divertimento for woodwind quintet, in 5 sections

1st of 5 sections performed only; first hearing of piece)

First International Congress on Women in Music

Jeannie Gayle Pool, Overall Director

Concert By Women Composers:

This work performed by

Quintet of the Americas Ensemble of New York

Music Hall, New York University

New York, NY.

 

 

 

HIS ANGEL

Performed 1981

(1980; song:

female voice and keyboard)

Concert of New Music by Composer Kathleen St. John:

Tetjana Beskyd, Mezzo-Soprano and Jay Barksdale, Piano

Main Sanctuary, St. Ignatius Church

New York, NY.

 

 

 

SWEETSONG

Performed 1981

(1980; song:

female voice and keyboard)

Concert of New Music by Composer Kathleen St. John:

Tetjana Beskyd, Mezzo-Soprano and Jay Barksdale, Piano

Main Sanctuary, St. Ignatius Church

New York, NY.

 

 

 

NIGHT MUSIC

Performed 1981

(1979; six nocturnes for the piano)

Concert of New Music by Composer Kathleen St. John:

Jay Barksdale, Piano

Main Sanctuary, St. Ignatius Church

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE WINDS OF AEOLUS

Performed 1981

(1980; an epic divertimento for woodwind quintet, in 5 sections

all 5 sections performed in their entirety;

first complete hearing of piece)

Concert of New Music by Composer Kathleen St. John:

This work performed by

Quintet of the Americas Ensemble of New York

Main Sanctuary, St. Ignatius Church

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE WINDS OF AEOLUS

Performed 1981

(1980; an epic divertimento for woodwind quintet, in 5 sections

all 5 sections performed in their entirety)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Quintet of the Americas Ensemble of New York

Playhouse, Hunter College

New York, NY.

 

 

 

HELIOTROPE

Performed 1981

(1981; suite of six dances for woodwind quintet)

Concert: Music of North and South America

Quintet of the Americas Ensemble of New York

2nd-Floor Gallery, Center For Inter-American Relations

New York, NY.

 

 

 

PRELUDE

Performed 1981

(1978; Bb clarinet and piano)

Concert: Music of Twentieth-Century America

William Powell, Clarinet and Zita Carno, Piano

Mandeville Center, Room B-210,

University of California at San Diego

La Jolla, CA.

 

 

 

SWEETSONGS TO THE LAMENT OF THE SIBYL

Performed 1982

(1982; a cycle of four songs for

 a capella concert choir, with piano)

Concert of New Music:

The New York Motet Choir

Stephen Sturk, Conductor

Auditorium, Carnegie Recital Hall

(Weill Recital Hall)

New York, NY.

 

 

 

SONG OF A WEEPING HERON,

ON THE DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE

Performed 1982

(1977; oboe solo, quartet of strings, wind trio, and harp;

optional spot-light on flautist only)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

David Stock, Conductor

Chapel, Chatham College

Pittsburgh, PA.

 

 

 

THE SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA

Performed 1982

(1978; an epic instrumental drama, in 13 movements:

Bb clarinet and piano;

premiere of entire piece)

2nd International Congress on Women in Music

Jeannie Gayle Pool, Overall Director

Concert By Women Composers:

William Powell, Clarinet and Zita Carno, Piano

Hancock Hall, University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

 

THE WINDS OF AEOLUS

Performed 1983

(1980; an epic divertimento for woodwind quintet, in 5 sections

all 5 sections performed in their entirety)

Special Contemporary Concert:

Quintet of the Americas Ensemble of New York

2nd-Floor Gallery, Center For Inter-American Relations

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE TENDER GRACES

TOOK THEE UP IN THEIR BOSOM,  O LILY!

Performed 1983

(1978; high-woodwind trio)

Special Contemporary Concert:

Trio from Quintet of the Americas Ensemble of New York

2nd-Floor Gallery, Center For Inter-American Relations

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE TENDER GRACES

TOOK THEE UP IN THEIR BOSOM,  O LILY!

Performed 1983

(1978; high-woodwind trio)

Concert of Contemporary Music:

Trio from Quintet of the Americas Ensemble of New York

Auditorium, Carnegie Recital Hall

(Weill Recital Hall)

New York, NY.

 

 

 

HELIOTROPE

Performed 1983

(1981; suite of six dances for woodwind quintet)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Quintet of the Americas Ensemble of New York

Merkin Hall, Goodman House

New York, NY.

 

 

 

THE SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA

Performed 1983

(1978; an epic instrumental drama, in 13 movements:

Bb clarinet and piano; in its entirety)

Concert of New Works For Clarinetist William Powell:

William Powell, Clarinet and Zita Carno, Piano

Mandeville Recital Hall, University of California at San Diego

La Jolla, CA.

 

 

 

FOUR PASSION SONGS

Performed 1984

(1983; soprano [w/tambourine] and flute)

Concert of New Works For Soprano Janis-Rozena Peri:

Janis-Rozena Peri, Soprano and Norman Dee, Flute

Merkin Hall, Goodman House

New York, NY.

 

 

 

NOVA

Performed 1984

(1978; french horn and piano)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Cindy Earnest, Horn and Nancy Briggs, Piano

Mandeville Recital Hall, University of California at San Diego

La Jolla, CA.

 

 

 

CALLIOPE'S SONG TO APOLLO

Performed 1984

(1980; piano solo)

3rd International Congress on Women in Music

Jeannie Gayle Pool, Overall Director

Concert of Contemporary Piano Music By Women:

Mildred Chase, Piano Solo

Auditorium, School in Zacatecas

Zacatecas State, Mexico.

 

 

 

A PRAYER

Performed 1985

(1979; orchestral strings, acappella)

Los Angeles Modern String Orchestra

A Live Concert in Celebration of Women's History Month:

Mark Kovaks, Conductor

Studio Z, Radio-Station KPFK-FM

Universal City, CA.

 

 

 

L'ETOILE

Performed 1985

(1985; 'the star'; in 3 continuous movements;

oboe solo [with quasi-improvisational amplified-voice]

and orchestra,

with flute and violin secondary-solos)

In its premiere-performance,

the oboe solo's speaking-voice was not amplified,

and therefore her spoken-words were not heard

by either

audience nor on recorded-tape of its performance;

Bay Area Women's Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert of Contemporary Orchestral Music:

Brenda Schuman-Post, Oboe Solo

Jeannine Wagar, Guest-Conductor

Main Sanctuary, First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Berkeley, CA.

 

 

 

THE SACRIFICE OF IPHIGENIA

Performed 1986

(1978; an epic instrumental drama, in 13 movements:

Bb clarinet and piano; in its entirety)

Concert of Contemporary Music For Clarinet and Piano:

William Powell, Clarinet and Virko Baley, Piano

Merkin Hall, Goodman House

New York, NY.

 

 

 

HELIOTROPE

Performed 1986

(1981; suite of six dances for woodwind quintet)

Contemporary Music Concert:

The Sierra Wind Quintet

Music Auditorium, North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem, NC.

 

 

 

THE WINDS OF AEOLUS

Performed 1987

(1980; an epic divertimento for woodwind quintet, in 5 sections

all 5 sections performed in their entirety)

Contemporary Music Concert:

Quintet of the Americas Ensemble of New York

video-taped for national television;

Main Room, Alternative Museum

New York, NY.

 

 

 

A STRING QUARTET TO A SWAN

Performed 1988

(1967; string quartet, in 4 movements)

Contemporary Music For String Quartet:

The Soldier String Quartet

Main Sanctuary, Middle Collegiate Church

New York, NY.

 

 

 

DON'T CRY FOR ME, DESDEMONA

Performed 1988

(1988; an operetta in one act [13 songs]:

2 soprano-vocalists & 2 pianos;

minimal yet decorative stage-set & lights;

excerpts only; first hearing of piece)

In tribute to Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by British Playwright George Edge

Eclectix! Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert:

Janis-Rozena Peri, Soprano, as 'Desdemona'

Mary Kay Little, Soprano, as 'Violetta'

Eric Kinsley and Jay Barksdale, Pianos

Lower Level, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church

New York, NY.

 

 

 

HELIOTROPE

Performed 1988

(1981; suite of six dances for woodwind quintet)

Invited as a Guest-Composer

California Institute of the Arts

Contemporary Music Festival 1988

Concert of Composers From Los Angeles:

Quintet from the

CalArts Twentieth-Century Players Ensemble

Participated in Panel-Discussion after Concert,

Moderated by Alan Rich, Los Angeles Music-Critic

Main Gallery, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

HARLEQUIN

Performed 1990

(1978; instrumental trio, with percussion-accompaniment

and 4 balloons!; optional lights)

Contemporary Music Concert:

William Powell, Clarinet

Ani Schwartz, Viola

Lidia Tamayo, Harp

and

Matt Bornong, Percussion

Robert Lawson, Conductor

Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA.

 

 

 

FREEDOM, BUT WILL IT LAST?

Performed 1990

(1990; oboe solo)

Beginning a New Decade: a One-Day Conference

Southern California Chapter of

The International Congress on Women in Music

Concert: Music of California Women Composers

Michael Kibbe, Oboe Solo

Recital Hall, Room 158,

California State University at Northridge

Northridge, CA.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                             


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