V I S U A L   M U S I C   S C O R E S

 

 

 

 

KALEIDOSCOPE

For

Two Triple-Quartet Instrumental Groups  (24 Players)

and

12-Track Electronic-Tape

(Optional full-stage crowd of unsynchronized-dancers:

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

attire,  and scattering about constantly in near-darkness;

with tiny stationary white-light on floor center-stage throughout)

Dedicated to Vladimir Ussachevsky

Duration:  18'00

Written:  1968-69

The Juilliard School /

All sound-material prepared at the

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center;

New York, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

THE CAGE

for

Improvisational-Clarinet  [Bb & Eb]  Solo

and

Large Instrumental Ensemble of

Flute [Picc.], 6 Bassoons, 4 String Basses [1 amplif.],

Harp [amplif.], Bass Drum

(Optional lights)

Dedicated to Alexander Goehr

Duration:  13'00

Written:  1969

Tanglewood-In-The-Berkshires;

Lenox, MA.

 

 

 

 

 

THE REVELATION

OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE :

A multi-media masque in 7 acts

[an Enactment of the Transformation of Ioannes the Initiate]

for

Live-Performer as Initiate

and

4-Track Electronic-Tape

with

19 dancers, mixed chorus, musicians, rock ensemble;

film-visuals, stage-set & extensive lighting

commissioned in 1969 by William Powell, clarinetist:

New York, NY;

Text of Ancient Sources

Duration:  38'00

Written:  1969-70

The Juilliard School /

All sound-material prepared at the

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center;

New York, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

OPHELIA:  A POETIC DRAMA

For

One Live Female-Performer,

Seven Speaking-Characters

and

4-Track Electronic-Tape

with

moving film-visuals, stage-set & lights

commissioned in 1970 by The Journey Of Dreams & Co.:

Jaan Krusberg, Director;  Ottawa, Canada;

Text of William Shakespeare

Duration:  25'00

Written:  1970

The Juilliard School /

All sound-material prepared at the

Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center;

New York, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

MOSQUITO

for

Large String Orchestra, Alto Choir and Percussion

Text of Ancient Sources & Composer

From the 'Insecta' collection of works

Published in 1977 by Carl Fischer, Inc., New York, NY;

Duration:  4'00

Written:  1972

London, England

 

 

 

 

                                                                               

FRAGRANCES

For

Piano and Orchestra, with Alto Flute sub-solo

(Optional 2 conductors;  Optional yet preferred stage-set:

Piano at stage-front center with keyboard facing audience,

and lit up;

One live large long-tailed beautiful & noisy white-bird

sheltered within a very large & ornate white birdcage,

high-hanging above and to the left of piano; lights).

Written for Esther Fuerte-Wajman, pianist: Sao Paolo, Brazil;

Dedicated to The MacDowell Colony

Subliminal Text of Ancient Sources

From the 'Sibyl Of Cumae' collection of works

Published in 1979 by Carl Fischer, Inc., New York, NY;

Duration:  23'00

Written:  1976

The MacDowell Colony; Peterborough, NH./

Cambridge, MA.

 

 

 

 

 

THE CRYING OF WATER

For

Three Soprano Vocalists,

Violin-Obbligato, and Baritone Reader;

lights

Dedicated to Frankie Mann

Text of Arthur Symons

From the 'Moments' collection of works

Duration:  3'00

Written:  1976

Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

HER DRIFTING FROM ME THESE DAYS

For

Vocal Sextet:

High-Baritone Voice, solo Viola, Marimba,

Tubular Bell, Hand Drums, Bass Drum & Triangle

(Optional lights)

Dedicated to Harmohan Singh

Text of Harmohan Singh

From the 'Moments' collection of works

Published in 1976-77 by Experimental Arts Society:

Utrecht, The Netherlands;

Duration:  6'10

Written:  1976

Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

SONG OF A WEEPING HERON,

ON THE DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE

for

Oboe Solo,

Quartet of Strings, Wind Trio, and Harp

(Optional spot-light on flautist only)

Commissioned in 1977 by The Music Project:

New York, NY;

Dedicated to Daniel Berlinghoff

Text of Thomas Randolph

From the 'Moments' collection of works

Duration:  14'00

Written:  1977

Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

THE DELIRIOUS CAITANYA

for

Large Orchestra,

with 22 Devotees of Lord Krsna

(Optional yet preferred extensive stage-set:

2 huge metallic-gold sculptured oriental-eyes,

behind orchestra & extending beyond same on both ends;

complete-score hanging from wires in front of conductor;

entire visual-setting: the Divine Head of Lord Krsna; lights)

Inspired by a huge painting of Sri Caitanya hanging on the

walls of The Hare Krsna Temple in Amsterdam, Holland;

Dedicated to Mervin, Rhoda & Sue Sue Honig

of Westbury NY., and to Julia

Duration:  16'00

Written:  1977

Home of the Honig Family; Westbury, NY./

Virginia Center For The Creative Arts; Sweet Briar, VA./

San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

ISADORA:  DAUGHTER OF THE SUN

A Dithyrambos, in 13 Movements

for

Large Instrumental Ensemble of

Winds, Strings and Percussion, with soprano-obbligato,

stationary chorus of the deities [10 male], array of musicians

[10 male], lyric-dancer(s) [min.6 female], Bacchic-ritual

dancers [numerous males], and visible-sculpture; lights

Commissioned in 1977 by The Music Project

Repertory Chamber Ensemble of New York:

Daniel Berlinghoff, Director; New York, NY;

Dedicated to the Memory of Isadora Duncan

Text from "Isadora" of Rhoda Sherbell Honig

Duration:  20'00

Written:  1977

Westbury, NY. / Valencia, CA.

                                                          

 

 

 

 

DISGUISED

"Chrysanthemum"

A Musical Composition for 21 Players, with Saron Solo

(Optional delicate improvisational-dancers & lights)

Dedicated to Mel Powell

From the 'Moments' collection of works

Duration:  8'12

Written:  1977

San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

CENTIPEDE

for

Orchestral Strings,

Alto Choir [min.10-20], and Light Percussion

Dedicated to Morton Subotnick

Text of Ancient Sources

From the 'Insecta' collection of works

Duration:  1'10

Written:  1978

San Diego, CA.

                                                                                

 

 

 

 

DEAR ONE

for

Women's Acappella Choir  [min.5],

Men's Spoken Choir  [min.5],

Viola and Celeste

(Optional lights)

Text from "Heaven" of George Herbert

From the 'Pastel' collection of works

Duration:  4'00

Written:  1978

San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

THE TENDER GRACES

TOOK THEE UP IN THEIR BOSOM, O LILY!

for

High-Woodwind Trio:

Piccolo, Eb Clarinet and Oboe

From the 'Pastel' collection of works

Duration:  1'45

Written:  1978

San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYING MANTIS

for

Alto Choir acappella [min.12] and Orchestra

Dedicated to the Aspiring Energy of Woman

Text of Ancient Sources

From the 'Insecta' collection of works

Duration:  2'50

Written:  1980

San Diego, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

AH,  SWEET FEAST OF THE GODS!

[a bacchanalian delight of delectable delicacies for the

soul of man,  served at the table of the gods.]

A Comic Musical Mini-Drama

For

24 Performers, in 3 continuous movements:

7 male-mortal Musicians,

7 male-immortal Actors,

9 female-Muse Dancers,

an unseen male-immortal bass-baritone Orator

with tubular bells;

a gloriously-extravagant stage-set & lights

Dedicated to the Memory of Mr. Edward F. Goodman

Of New York, NY;

Texts of Ancient Greek Philosophers & Composer

From the 'Moments' collection of works

Duration:  20'00

Written:  1988-89 / 1998-99

San Diego, CA.


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