March 31 - More Fun with Notes and Rhythms


Second-to-last session with the 11:00am group, including Harmonic Dictation on Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas: Thy Hand Belinda, followed by Sight-Singing on that same work's When I Am Laid in Earth and the first page of J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 140 ("Wachet aut"), with Board Harmony on second page of aforementioned, moving into ii65 harmony (also with a spin on 7th chords in general - I7 and IV7 from Erik Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1 and i7 from George Bizet's Carmen: Habenera).  Before this the introduction to Voice-Leading with the 9:30 Theoreticians, with Dictation, Keyboard-Solfege, and Board Harmony on Richard Rodgers's The Sound of Music: Do-Re-Mi, also the latter exercise re Duke Ellingington's Concerto for Cootie, plus a brief spin on Microtonality with Harry Partch's U.S. Highball. 


After some morning blue,


an


increasing cloudiness


afternoon, editing a second page of The Decameron - Fourth Day: VII. Pasquino Rubs a Leaf Of Sage.

March 30 - Light at the Beginning of the End


Definite recovery mode, finish editing The Decameron- Fourth Day: VI. Andreuola Loves Gabriotto (7 pages total) and begin that for the same's VII. Pasquino Rubs a Leaf of Sage,


over


quite


a


number


of videos,


on either side of heading out


to


Joe's


around


sunset,


looping


under


amazing


light


for


errands

March 29 - The Opus Project presents Opus 15





THE OPUS PROJECT

Opus 15

8pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014
Berkeley Arts Festival
2133 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA


Opus 15, No. 1

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)      
     Five Songs, Op. 15 (1886)
          V.  Homeward (Adolf Friedrich von Schack [1815-1894], 1885)

               Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
     The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15 (1909, Stefan George, 1868-1933)
          I. Under Shade

               Harriet March Page, Mezzo-Soprano / Mark Alburger, Piano
   

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)      
     Ot Dal (Five Songs), Op. 15 (1916)
          I. Tavasz: Az en szerelmem (Spring: My Love) (Klara Gombossy)

               Video -  Agnes Anna Kun, Mezzo-Soprano / Lazlo Borbely, Piano

George Enescu (1881-1955)      
     Seven Songs of Clement Marot [1496-1544], Op. 15 (1908)
          I. A Gift for Ann

               Jill Wagoner, Soprano / Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)      
     Hary Janos, Op. 15 (1926)
          IV. The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)      
     The Rite of Spring (1913)
          Dances of the Adolescents

               The Opus Project Orchestra

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)  
     Symphony No. 1, Op. 15 (1907)
          I. Allegro moderato - Introduction      

               Video - Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra, Karol Stryja

Anton Webern (1883-1945)
     Five Spiritual Songs, Op. 15 (1922, Peter Rosegger, 1843-1918)
          V.  Double Canon in Contrary Mode - Flowing - "Venture Forth, O Soul"

               Jill Wagoner, Soprano / The Opus Project Wind-String Quintet
      

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
     Ballade, Op. 15 (1912)
          Fortissimo-piano

               Michael Garvey, Bassoon / Feona Lee Jones, Piano
                           


Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)
     Trio Sonata, Op.15 (1914)
          I. Anime - Introduction

               Moses Lei, Violin / Alan Kingsley, Flute / Feona Lee Jones, Piano
       

Opus 15, No. 2

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)      
     In einer Nacht... Traume und Erlebniss
        (In a Night... Dreams and Experiences)
, Op. 15 (1919)  
          I.  Mudigkeiten (Wearisomeness)

Hanns Jelinek (1901-1969)      
     Two-Voice Invention, Op. 15 (1949)
          Part I

               Lo Chau, Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)  
     The Nose, Op. 15 (1928)
          I. Prologue  
  
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)      
     A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15 (1940, Stephen Spender, 1909-1995)  
          Introduction

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     Violin Concerto, Op. 15 (1939)
          I. Moderato con moto - Introduction

               Moses Lei, Violin / The Opus Project Orchestra
   

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)  
     Suite of Creole Dances, Op.15 (1946)
          I.  Adagietto pianissimo

               Feona Lee Jones, Piano

Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)  
     Toccata, Op. 15 (1971)

                Lo Chau, Piano

Philip Glass (b. 1937)      
     Einstein on the Beach (1975, Christopher Knowles, b. 1959)
          Knee Play 1

               The Opus Project Orchestra

Jan Pusina (b. 1940)
     Trombone Loops, Op. 15 (1973) (with Ron Heglin, b. 1937)

               Jan Pusina, Electronics / Mark Alburger, Trombone
      

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)
    Cantata for Oboe and String Trio (1977)

               Video - The Amsterdam Conservatory Oboe Quartet
       

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)      
     Book (Prehistoric Atlas), Op. 15  (1979)



          I. Antartica (Pangeia Prelude Preface on Ice)
          III. Africa (Oldavai Clockwork Invention)
          V. Europe (Morton Homestead)
          VI. North America (Requiem for the Teays River)

               Lo Chau, Piano / Video - Mark Alburger, Electronics


Stardust (b. 1962)
     Romance (2014)
          I. Caprice                          
            

Feona Lee Jones (b. 1985)      
     Patriotic Music (2013)  
                  
               The Opus Project Orchestra

                    THE OPUS PROJECT ORCHESTRA

Mark Alburger                    Music Director and Conductor

Flute      
Alan Kingsley*

Oboe
Eva Langfeldt (Alto)
Stardust (Reciter, Percussion)

Clarinet
Michael Kimbell*

Bassoon
Michael Garvey
Tim Machajewski (Alto Saxophone)

Trumpet
Ron Cohen* (Bass)
Mancho Gonzalez
Brett Klein

Horn
Nathan Coy
Jan Pusina
Valerie Senavsky

Trombone
Mark Alburger
Scott Sterling

Soprano
Jill Wagoner

Mezzo-Soprano

Harriet March Page

Piano
Mark Alburger (Reciter, Tenor)


Hussein Al-Nasrawi
Lo Chau
Feona Lee Jones* (Percussion)

Percussion
Ken Crawford
Sohrab Bazargannia

Violin
Moses Lei* (Tenor, Percussion)

Viola
Kat Walsh (Recorder)

Cello
Aaron Urton

String Bass
John McGrew

*The Opus Project Wind-String Quintet

THE OPUS PROJECT presents

OPUS 16 - 8pm, Saturday, April 26, 2014, Diablo Valley College Music Building, Pleasant Hill, CA

A Multi-Media Event,
with Melissa Smith and The Opus Project String Quartet,
Mixed Quintet, Percussion, and Orchestra

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)        Piece for Orchestra, Op. 16, No. 1 (1909)
Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)            Piano Prelude, Op. 16, No. 1 (1904)      
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)            Tears of Autumn, Op. 16, No. 1 (1916)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)            The Wedding: Conclusion (1914)      
Anton Webern (1883-1945)            Canon, Op. 16, No. 1 (1924)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)            Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 16, No. 1 (1913)  
Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)            String Quartet No. 2, Op. 16, No. 1 (1915)  
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)            String Quartet No. 2, Op. 16, No. 1 (1921)  
Kurt Weill (1900-1950)        The New Orpheus, Op.16 (1927)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)        Tahiti-Trot, Op. 16 (1928)      
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)            Reincarnations, Op. 16 (1940)          
Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000)            Fantasy for Piano, Op. 16 (1952)          
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)        Young Apollo, Op. 16 (1939)
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)        Pampeana No. 1, Op. 16 (1947)
Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)        Movements for Wind Quintet, Op. 16 (1962)
Jan Pusina (b. 1940)        Tape Composition No. 2, Op. 16 (1974)
Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)            Sonya's Lullaby, Op. 16 (1979)
Mark Alburger (b. 1957)            Some Stuff, Op. 16 (1979)
Steven Price (b. 1977)            Gravity: Debris (2014)
Michael Stubblefield (b. 1989)      Piano Prelude No. 3 (2014)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)      
     Funf Lieder, Op. 15 (1886)
          V.  Heimkehr (Adolf Friedrich von Schack [1815-1894], 1885)

Leiser schwanken die Äste,
Der Kahn fliegt uferwärts,
Heim kehrt die Taube zum Neste,
Zu dir kehrt heim mein Herz.

Genug am schimmernden Tage,
Wenn rings das Leben lärmt,
Mit irrem Flügelschlage
Ist es ins Weite geschwärmt.

Doch nun die Sonne geschieden,
Und Stille sich senkt auf den Hain,
Fühlt es: bei dir ist der Frieden,
Die [Ruhe]1 bei dir allein.

The branches sway more gently,
the boat flies toward the shore;
home to its nest turns the dove,
home to you turns my heart.

It has wandered enough on shimmering days,
when life clamored
and with beating wings
it keenly explored foreign lands.

But now the sun has departed,
and silence sinks down upon the grove.
My heart feels this: with you is peace,
with you alone is rest.

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)       
     Das Buch der hängenden Gärtens, Op. 15 (1909) (Stefan George, 1868-1933)
         I. Unterm schutz von dichten blättergründen

Unterm schutz von dichten blättergründen,
Wo von sternen feine flocken schneien,
Sachte stimmen ihre leiden künden,
Fabeltiere aus den braunen schlünden
Strahlen in die marmorbecken speien,
Draus die kleinen bäche klagend eilen:
Kamen kerzen das gesträuch entzünden,
Weisse formen das gewässer teilen.

Under shade of dense leaf-cover
Where from star-flowers fine flakes snow,
Gentle voices murmur their pains
Mythical creatures from the brown spouts
Stream into the marble basin,
Rivulets rush out plaintively
Candles illuminated the bushes,
White forms divided the waters.

George Enescu (1881-1955)      
     Sept Chansons de Clement Marot [1496-1544], Op. 15 (1908)
          I. Estreine a Ann

Ce nouvel an pour Estreines vous donne
Mon cueur blessé d'une novelle playe.
Contrainct y suis; Amour ainsi l'ordonne,
En qui ung cas bien contraire j'essaye;
Car ce Cueur là, c'est ma richesse vraye;
Le demeurant n'est rien où je me fonde;
Et fault donner le meilleur bien que j'aye
Si j'ay vouloir d'estre riche en ce monde.

I give you as a New Year's present
my heart which is newly wounded.
I'm forced to - this is commanded by Love
in whose service I'm attempting a paradoxical thing:
for my heart is my true wealth
(the rest of my goods are nothing to build on),
yet I have to give away my best possession
if I wish to be rich in this world.

Anton Webern (1883-1945)      
     Five Spiritual Songs, Op. 15 (1922, Peter Rosegger, 1843-1918)
          V.  Double Canon in Contrary Mode - Flowing - Venture Forth, O Soul

Fahr hin, o Seel', zu deinem Gott,
der dich aus nichts gestaltet,
der dich erlöst durch seinen Tod,
den Himmel offen haltet.

Fahr hin zu dem, der in der Tauf
die Unschuld dir gegeben,
Er nehme dich barmherzig auf
in jenes bess're Leben.

Venture forth, O soul, to your God,
Who has formed you out of nothingness,
Who has saved you through his death,
And who holds open the heavens.

Venture forth to the one, who by baptism
Has granted innocence to you.
God lovingly lifts you
Into the better life to come.

Samuel Barber (1910-1981)      
     A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15 (1940, Stephen Spender, 1909-1995)
          Introduction

A stopwatch and an ordance map.
At five a man fell to the ground
And the watch flew off his wrist
Like a moon struck from the earth
Marking a blank time that stares
On the tides of change beneath.

Philip Glass (b. 1937)      
     Einstein on the Beach (1975, Christopher Knowles, b.1959)
         Knee Play 1

1234 123456 12345678 1234 123456 12345678
      4     3456         5678       4     3456     3456
Will it get some wind for the sailboat. And it could get for it is.
It could get the railroad for these workers. & it could be were it is.
It could Franky it could be Franky it could be very fresh and clean.
It could be a balloon.  Oh these are the days my friends
and these are the days my friends... Do Re Mi... La Sol Do...

***






Last-minute promos and arrangements,


then down for program printing (more rain -- .25 of an inch -- for a total 9.62 since July 1, 2013) and


preparation


for another impressive concert. 


Home with Harriet afterward to edit page 6 of The Decameron - Fourth Day: VI. Andreuola Loves Gabriotto.

March 28 - Dreams


Rehearsal for The Opus Project presents Opus 15, including


Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)     
     The Rite of Spring (1913)
          Dances of the Adolescents 


Feona Lee


   Jones (b. 1985)

 
     Patriotic Music (2014)

Stardust (b. 1962)  
     Romance (2014)
          I. Caprice
 
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     Violin Concerto, Op. 15 (1939)
          I. Allegro con moto 

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
     The Nose, Op. 15 (1928)
          Prologue

Samuel Barber (1910-1981) 
     A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op. 15 (1940, S. Spender,1909-1995) 
          Introduction
 
Philip Glass (b. 1937)
     Einstein on the Beach (1975, Christopher Knowles, b. 1959)
          Knee Play 1 
 
Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)
     Hary Janos, Op. 15 (1926)
          The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon

Darius Milhaud (1892-1975)
     Sonata for Two Violins and Piano, Op.15 (1914)
          I. Anime - Introduction


Anton Webern (1883-1945)
     Five Spiritual Songs, Op. 15 (1922, Peter Rosegger, 1843-1918)
          V.  Venture Forth, O Soul

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
     Ballade, Op. 15 (1912)
          Pizzicato 


Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
     Five Songs, Op. 15 (1886)
          V.  Homeward (Adolf Friedrich von Schack [1815-1894], 1885)

George Enescu (1881-1955)
     Seven Songs of Clement Marot [1496-1544], Op. 15 (1908)
          I. A Gift for Ann


***


Continued promotion for the show in the morning,


running into some gmail challenges


(now becoming rather typical),


heading


south


to


Diablo


Valley


College and Cybercopy for parts preparation, and off to the practice. 


Thereafter homeward to edit page 5 of The Decameron - Fourth Day: VI. Andreuola Loves Gabriotto.