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MUSIC FOR WOODWINDS

I started life as flutist, spent time in BOG LIFE with champion new-music oboist Libby Van Cleve, played in Randy Woolf's CAMP and wrote for Mike Lowenstern's bass clarinet, befriended---married, divorced and befriended again---a tenor saxophonist, and forced bassoonist Janet Underhill fly her contra from Boston to play for ten minutes in Chicago (Womens Avant Fest 97). And my second husband is a flutist. We played a flute duet at our wedding. So that might be some of what's behind all the music below:



NAME OF WORK DESCRIPTION DATE COMPOSED LENGTH INSTR. PERFORMANCE(S)
WIND OCTET
Studies in C wind octet 2000 8-9 min. flute, oboe, clarinet, alto & tenor saxophones, horn, trombone, bassoon unperformed
FLUTE

Sonata for the Inner Ear

  • Exposition
  • Development
  • Recapitulation

CRI CD Kitty Brazelton

included on CD "Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear" released March 2002, CRI-Emergency 889

3 modular movements deconstructing sonata form---is it valid?---Exposition establishes motives a and b in multiple configurations; Development invites all 8 players to solo on these ideas; Recapitulation restates and wraps up bang.

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1999 23 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. Recorded in 2001 for release in 2002 on "Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear", CRI-Emergency 889
Fuging Tune for 3 Flutes Canonic trio in the Early American tradition for the LaGuardia H. S. Flute Choir. 1997 5 min. for 3 flutes LaGuardia H. S. of Music & Art and the Performing Arts Composers' Concert, March 1998.
Eight-Eyed Spy
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Flute octet in memory of local NYC '80s pop band 1997 7 min. for 8 flutes Premiered by Lawrence University Flute Choir, Women Composers Conference, May 2001, Appletone WI.
Ornette In Vietnam Composed for harpist Park Stickney and flutist Immanuel Davis during Music at Omi/Jazz Residency 1997 9 min. for flute and harp duo September 1997.
No Lee flute solo in memory of Bruce Lee and his son. Premiered by Stefani Starin of NewBand. 1985 5 min. solo for flute, flutist's voice, natural & artificial ambiences Sonic Boom '93, The Kitchen
OBOE
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.

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.
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.
CLARINET
Sonata for the Inner Ear see description in flute 1999 23 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. Recorded in 2001 for release in 2002 on "Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear", CRI-Emergency 889
Goin' Home
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chamber duo with klezmer and other unexpected influences November 1996 7 min. for clarinet and piano unperformed

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,NYC, August 1996.
SAXOPHONE (only partial, see REEDS)
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

Called Out Ol' Texas

CRI CD Kitty Brazeltonincluded on CD "Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear" released March 2002, CRI-Emergency 889


comprov duet for 'cello and alto saxophone

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1994 8 min. 'cello and alto sax duet (title is anagram thereof) Premiered and recorded live in concert at Roulette, December 1994, by Danny Weiss (alto sax) and Dan Barrett (cello), Hugo Dwyer recording. Released in 2002 on "Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear", CRI-Emergency 889
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.
BASSOON
The Battle
of X and Y
An algebraic battle between ostinato x and bridge y. Structured ensemble improvisation. Virtuosic rhythm. 1999 rev. 2001 7 min. for Relâche: flute, oboe, tenor sax, bassoon, viola, piano, double bass and drum set Relâche's 2000-2001 season, May 11-13, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Ethical Society and Settlement School, Philadelphia.

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