Premiere: Austin, TX. Aprill 11, 2011; University of Texas Chamber Chorus - Dr. James Morrow, Director.
Duration: ~ 5 minutes.
This short work for chorus grew out of my interest in mythologies from around the world, past and present and was inspired by the poem of the same name by
Judith Kennedy. I encountered this strange and evocative story of a girl experiencing the natural world in a kind of dreamy surrealistic way. I use the voices to create
musical imagery that attempts to evoke the dreamy and mysterious moments. I am grateful to Judith Kennedy for her permission to set her poem.
Poetry by Judith Kennedy other mythological prose and poetry.Chorus (SATB) Score (pdf)
Text: Judith Kennedy-Mazis (pdf)
Video of Premiere (mov)
Soprano solo, harp, celeste, chamber strings
Duration: ~ 25 minutes.
Speeches for Dr. Frankenstein is a setting of Margaret Atwood's poem by the same name in her early publication: The Animals in That Country. This work includes are re-scoring of poems I, IV, VII, X that were originally for soprano and computer generated tape (1980).
I. The Performer
II. Now I Shall Ornament You
Premiere: Oakville, Ontario. June 5, 2011 Katie Kirkup, Director
Instrumentation: Soprano, Baritone, Chorus, Organ
Duration: ~ 10'
Premiere: Lenore Alford, organ. Bates Recital Hall, UT Austin
Duration: ~ 9 minutes
Ground with Reflections was composed in 2003 for internationally known organist and McGill Professor, John Grew. There are four movements - the first a solo melody ranging across all 11-tones of the octave. The "ground" is then expanded in later movements serving as a harmonic plan or as materials for chordal movement. It was written to complement the French Classical organ in Redpath Hall, McGill Universty, Montreal Quebec built by Wolff & Associates, 1981. Redpath Organ (Français)
Concert Recording March 20, 2006
Instrumentation: soprano, flute, piano
Duration: ~ 8'
Text: Tessa McWatt
everywhere morning is setting of poems by Canadian poet, Tessa McWatt. These poems were co-commissioned specifically for this work which was commissioned by Beverely Diamond with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council. An updated version was prepared in 2008 and recorded at the University of Texas. Janeene Williams, soprano.
1. if the sun
4. when I draw the map
5. two things
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