KITTY BRAZELTON Catalog of Scores

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NAME OF WORK DESCRIPTION DATE COMPOSED LENGTH INSTRUMENTATION PERFORMANCE(S)
BRASS QUINTET

Come Spring

  • I. Dogwood Petals & Hormones
    click to download .mp3
  • II. Miles Through the Upstairs Window
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  • III. Harmonic Fable
  • IV. First Second Seder at the Knitting Factory
4 movements for brass quintet for the Manhattan Brass Quintet.

March-April 1996

 

24:25 brass quintet (2 trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba)

Premiered St. Ignatius of Antioch, NYC, May 1998 by Manhattan Brass Quintet and maintained in repertoire and performed many times by the group 1998-2000. Recorded June 1998 for 2002 release "Manhattan Brass Quintet: the Manhattan Project."

CRI CD 889 Also released on CRI-Emergency CD 889 Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear.

TROMBONE

Sonar Como Una Tromba Larga (to sound like a great waterspout)

you can hear the premiere of ...Tromba... at http://www.arcananet.org/newmusicradio choose the Composers Concordance concert 5/15/98

CRI CD 889OR you can check out CRI-Emergency CD 889 Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear

CMIX-processed trombone sounds (use of granular synthesis, comb-filters, Ceres, algorithmic processes, etc.) at first canonically then rhythmically interactive with live trombone. Composed for Chris Washburne. April-May 1998 10:34 for solo trombone and CD soundtrack Premiered by Chris Washburne Composers Concordance concert, Leowe Theater, New York University, May 15 1998. Performed by trombonist Chris McIntyre at Mannes School of Music 1999. Performed by Washburne, Frank Oteri's 21st Century Schizoid Series, 2000. And by Nicholas Keelan at Lawrence University Women Composers Conference 2001. Recorded by Chris Washburne August 2001 for CRI-Emergency CD 889 Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear.
I Have Feelings I Shouldn't Have (So Unreasonable)
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Trombone duo commissioned by Chris Washburne 1997 7 min. 2 trombones premiered by Chris Washburne and Julie Josephson May 2000 at Cornelia St. Cafe, NYC. for Frank Oteri's "21st Century Schizoid" Series.
TRUMPET

rats eat steak au poivre too---
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short 12-tone trumpet solo 1986

30 sec.

Bb trumpet read by Speculum Musicae

Your Mad Mad Love

In The Eye Of The Storm

2 chamber rock songs for Randall Woolf's CAMP. 1996

3 min.

7 min.

rock voice, trumpet, bass clarinet, organ, electric guitar, bass and drums Context Studio, August 1996; The Cooler, July 1997.
CONCERT JAZZ BAND
Getting In & Out Of Trouble Rondo of ostinati for jazz orchestra, commissioned by the Charles Fox Fund of the Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia. Premiered by LaGuardia High School of Music & Art Junior Jazz & Pit Orchestra combined under the direction of Bob Stewart. 1999 10 min. 3 fl., 5 cl. (b. cl. & Eb), sax 3-2-1, 4 trumpets,1 french horn, 3 trombones, tuba /euphonium, pno., (gtr. optional), 4 pc. (drumkit, agogo, whistle, gong, chocallo/rainstick, 3 tmp., conga, timbales, marimba), 2-8 violins, 2-6 cellos, amplified bass. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts, May 6 1999.
DADADAH repertoire (1989-2000)
Dadadah was an electroacoustic nonet which included a horn section of alto sax, FRENCH HORN and TROMBONE along with harp, cello, electric guitar, electric bass, drums and voice

Song for Todd

Walkin' On My Beat

Green Onions In The Field

Go No Further

Compositions for DADADAH. Song for Todd and Green Onions... use untexted voice while Walkin'... and Go... have lyrics. Walkin'... is the longest containing a long interlude called My Mexico duo for cello & bass with brass, harp and drum incursions. 1998 5-10 min. for Brazelton's nine-piece electro-acoustic ensemble DADADAH: voice, alto sax, horn, trombone, harp, cello, electric guitar, electric bass, drums & percussion CB's Lounge, CBGB's, New York City, November 1997-July 1998 monthly residency.

Open the Window (& Look Out)

Soul Kiss, U'r N Love N U Dono Y

Thing Of Beauty

Around You

Waitin' For Ya Baby

Sex Wind Dream

Cinderella's Sister

you can hear Cinderella's Sister at http://www.arcananet.org/newmusicradio choose Joe Pehrson's May '98 interview with Kitty Brazelton

Songs for DADADAH recorded Sept. 1-3, 1995. Released on CD "Love Not Love Lust Not Lust" 1999. 1995 3-12 min. each for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. Knitting Factory, NYC, August 29-31; CB's Lounge, CBGB's, New York City, November 1997-July 1998 monthly residency.
Tribute to Sun Ra Collaboration with ethnomusicologist/ composer/saxophonist and Sun Ra scholar Allan Chase. Premiered by DADADAH with ex-Sun Ra musicians Rashied Ali (drums), Robert Rutledge (trumpet) on May 30 1993 (the day of Sun Ra's death). 1993 20-25 min. for large mixed instrumentation: voices, flute, oboe, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, trumpet, trombone, tuba, baritone ukelele, mandolin, harp, violin, viola, cello, electric guitar, bass, drums and percussion. Kitty Brazelton's Real Music Series, May 30 1993 (the day of Sun Ra's death).
From Her Story Autobiographical musical narrative recorded by DADADAH, Labor Day, 1995. Released on CD "Love Not Love Lust Not Lust" 1999. 1993 26 min. for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. The Nuyorican Poets Cafe for International Women's Month, March 1993
Rise Up Song and instrumental suite containing the traditional blues, House Of The Rising Sun, revisited.Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" (Accurate/Distortion Records, May 1994. Nationally reviewed.) September 1991 14 min. for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. The Knitting Factory, The Firewall Festival, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, P.S. 122, NYC, 1990-91.
Snow White Rose Red Premiered by DADADAH at the Knitting Factory, The Firewall Festival, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, P.S. 122, NYC, 1990-91. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" 1991 (1981) 9 min. for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. The Knitting Factory, The Firewall Festival, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, P.S. 122, NYC, 1990-91.
The Night Is Mine Anti-war protest. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" 1991 7 min. for DADADAH The Knitting Factory, etc., NYC, 1990-91.

Don't Look Back

you can hear Don't Look Back at www.wilsonsjazzcafe.com or a tidbit on amazon.com

Exploded song form with fugue. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" 1991 5 min. for DADADAH The Knitting Factory, etc., NYC, 1990-91.
Little Gamelan Da Gamelan influenced song. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" 1991 5 min. for DADADAH The Knitting Factory, etc., NYC, 1990-91.
Dance Suite 5 symphonic movements re-interpreted in the modern idiom originally commissioned by choreographer Rebecca Romero. Recorded and nationally released on DADADAH CD "Rise Up!" 1990 26 min. for DADADAH: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar, drums Columbia Teacher's College, 1990; The Knitting Factory, etc., NYC, 1990-91.

 

 

 

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