INSTRUMENTATION

2 voices:

  • mezzo-soprano
  • baritone

oboe

harp

marimba & percussion

double bass

(occasional classical guitar)

Kitty Brazeltonmezzo • John Uehleinbaritone • Libby Van Cleveoboe
Elizabeth Panzer/Nina Clareharp
Chris Nappimarimba, percussion, guitar • Jay Elfenbeinbass

REPERTOIRE

(compositions and arrangements by Brazelton only; BOG LIFE repertoire included compositions by bandmembers Uehlein and Elfenbein, as well as works by Ruth Crawford Seeger and Eleanor Hovda)

Leonardo (1993)

Commissioned for dance by choreographer Eduardo Zeiger with
excerpts from Sigmund Freud's essay Leonardo da Vinci and a
Memory of His Childhood.
Premiered at Merce Cunningham
Dance Studio, New York City with Eduardo Zeiger and Friends,
February, 1993, and without dance at CB's 313 Gallery, May 1992.

Recorded by BOG LIFE at WNYC, May 1994.

 

25-30
min.

I Was Kidnapped By Martians (1992)

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
at Dixon Place, New York City, November 1992.


15-20
min.

The Dinner-Party (1987-1991)

Song cycle setting six poems by Bostonian imagist poet
Amy Lowell, published 1911. M. A. thesis, Columbia
University School of the Arts, 1991. Premiered by
Brazelton's BOG LIFE on Cape Cod, MA tour funded
by Massachusetts Arts Lottery, November 1991.

Included on BOG LIFE recording "New & Unusual
American Chamber Music."

 

22 min.

Early American Psalm-Tunes
(arranged by Brazelton for BOG LIFE, 1991)

  • David's Lamentation (1778)
    by William Billings (1746-1800) of Boston
  • China (1801)
    by Timothy Swan (1758-1842) of Worcester, Mass.
  • Ocean (1787-90), anonymous, American
  • Chester (1770), Billings
  • Complaint (1770), Parmeter
  • I am the Rose of Sharon (1778), Billings

25 min.

Two Tunes by Duke Ellington
(arranged by Brazelton for BOG LIFE, 1991)

  • Junior Hop (1778)
  • Solitude (1801)

6 min.

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