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NAME OF WORK DESCRIPTION DATE COMPOSED LENGTH

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C L A R I N E T
Goin' Home chamber duo with klezmer and other unexpected influences November 1996 7 min. for clarinet and piano unperformed
BASS CLARINET
EAR Exposition, Development & Recapitulation 3 detachable movements deconstructing sonata form---is it valid?---Exposition establishes motives a and b in multiple configurations; Development encourages the players to improvise on these ideas; Recapitulation restates and wraps up with a bang. 1999 10 min. for the California EAR Unit: flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, 2 keyboards (piano and sampler using processed dialogue by EAR members), marimba and drum set. Los Angeles County Museum, October 13, 1999.

Your Mad Mad Love,

In The Eye Of The Storm

2 chamber rock songs 1996

3 min.

7 min.

for Randall Woolf's CAMP: rock voice, trumpet, bass clarinet, organ, electric guitar, bass and drums Context Studio, August 1996,
S A X O P H O N E
Called Out Ol' Texas comprov duet for 'cello and alto saxophone 1994 8 min. 'cello and alto saxophone Roulette, December 1994.

Love, I Know Beyond A Doubt

Motet including text and melodies from traditional & Occitans chants and a monophonic chanson roial from the"Remede de Fortune" by Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-1365), in memory of Professor Peter Gram Swing. 1997 14 min. for SATB chamber choir, 5 soloists & jazz quartet: tenor saxophone, piano, double bass and drums unperformed
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), saxophones: 3 altos, 2 tenors, 1 baritone; 4 tpts, fr. hn., 3 tbns., tb., 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.

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 5/15/98 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, alto saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. Knitting Factory, NYC, August 29-31;
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, alto or tenor saxophone, flute or soprano saxophone, 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, alto 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, alto 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: voice, French horn, harp, trombone, 2 flutes (possible alt. soprano sax), alto saxophone, cello, electric guitar and electric bass, drums. The Knitting Factory, etc., NYC, 1990-91.
Don't Look Back 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, alto saxophone, flute, cello, electric guitar, drums Columbia Teacher's College, 1990; The Knitting Factory, etc., NYC, 1990-91.
O B O E
Leonardo Commissioned for dance by choreographer Eduardo Zeiger with excerpts from Sigmund Freud's essay "Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood". Recorded by BOG LIFE at WNYC, May 1994, for "New & Unusual American Chamber Music." 1993 25-30 min. for BOG LIFE: baritone, mezzo-soprano, classical guitar, harp, soprano recorder, oboe, drum, cymbal, double bass Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, New York City with Eduardo Zeiger and Friends, February, 1993, and without dance at CB's 313 Gallery, May 1992.
The Dinner-Party A six-song song cycle setting poems by Amy Lowell. Premiered by Brazelton's BOG LIFE, Cape Cod, Mass. tour funded by Massachusetts Arts Lottery, November 1991. Included on BOG LIFE recording "New & Unusual American Chamber Music." 1987-1991 22 min. for BOG LIFE: mezzo-soprano, baritone, oboe, harp, double bass, marimba and percussion

Cape Cod, MA, November 1991. Roulette, 1991.

I Was Kidnapped
By Martians

Operetta in which entire ensemble except contralto is Martian and speaks in motives learned from radio waves in space. Libretto by Lorraine Llamas. Premiered by BOG LIFE. 1992 15-20 min. for BOG LIFE: contralto, baritone, harp, oboe, double bass, marimba and cymbal; Dixon Place, New York City, November 1992.
DOUBLE & SINGLE REEDS COMBINED / BASSOON
The Battle
of X and Y
An algebraic battle between ostinato x and bridge y. Structured ensemble improvisation. Virtuosic rhythm. 1999 7 min. for Relâche: oboe, tenor sax, bassoon, viola, piano, double bass and drum set Premiere by Relâche January 2001
Sleeping Out Of Doors A semi-concerto for piano and orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Kristjan Jrvi and Absolute Ensemble with soloist FangYu Liao. 1998 15 min. winds 2-2-2-2 (w/ b. cl. & cbsn.), brass 2-1-1; 1 pc. (kit), pno., acoustic gtr. (ampl.), strings 4-4-4-4-2 min. (1 bass if ampl.) Merkin Hall, New York, May 5 1998.
Woman's Works A fantasia in deconstructed sonata form for orchestra. 1992-1994 10 min. winds 2-2-2-2,; brass 4-2-2, 3 pc., harp, strs. 6-6-4-4-2 unperformed
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).
© 1999, Catherine Bowles Brazelton.