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TANGOS DE SANTA FE  (1978, 1990) 

An excerpt from the last tango of the suite, A la puesta del sol.

Carol Redman, flute & alto flute; Pamela Epple, English horn;  Roberto Capocchi, guitar.

Tango a la puesta del sol [excerpt] - Redman, Epple, Capocchi
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MATAPOLVOS  (2005)

Suite for soprano, viola, cello and English horn.  

Text based on selections from Eduardo Galeano's El Siglo del Viento (Century of the Wind).

The third piece of the suite, Sarabande (Coplas tristes).  

Gail Springer, soprano; Elena Sopoci, viola; Dana Winograd, cello; Pamela Epple, English horn.

Sarabande - Serenata of Santa Fe
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QUEEN OF THE NIGHT  (2001)

Opera in two acts, based on an Arthur Schnitzler story.

The Baron's ardor for a rising soprano is not returned, although she charmingly accepts his gifts after her performances. His aria ends the first scene of Act One.

Constance Bradburn, soprano; James Morgan, baritone.

(recorded in performance, Paris, May 2001)

As always... ("Roses") - Bradburn, Morgan
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INTERLUDE FOR STRINGS  (2010)

Composed for a Winter Solstice concert, written for string students in the area, and their teachers.  

The concert was canceled, and this is a computer playback of the piece.

Interlude for Strings - Winter Solstice
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FOUR DANCES  (2013)

Septet for winds, strings and piano.

The second and third dances of the suite, recorded in concert at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe.  

Pamela Epple, oboe; Keith Lemmons, clarinet; Toni Lipton, bassoon; Elena Sopoci, violin;

Allie Norris, viola; Sally Guenther, cello; Ron Strauss, piano.

BROCADILLOS for harp and guitar  (1988)

1st and 2nd movements.  A commissioned work, the suite was inspired by the paintings of Velázquez at the court of Philip IV of Spain. Rosalind Simpson, harp; Marco de Waart, guitar.

2 The Moon for a Song - Simpson, de Waart
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1 Master of Illusions - Simpson, de Waart
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FIVE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE  (2009)

Septet. The first three movements.  

Kerri Lay, violin; Elena Sopoci, viola; Dana Winograd, cello; Aaro Heinonen, bass; Pamela Epple, oboe;

Keith Lemmons, clarinet; Debra Ayers, piano.

1 A Rose in the Sky - Serenata of Santa Fe
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2 Gathering Rubies From the Air - Serenata
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3 Fata Morgana - Serenata
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Dance No. 2 (Aegean) - Serenata of Santa Fe
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Dance No. 3 (Caspian) - Serenata of Santa Fe
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Concert Overture LAUGHTER IN EXCELSIS  (1987)

and

AUGUST from the suite PAN RESURRECTED  (2010)

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{  Audio selections from Los Bufones are on the Los Bufones page  }

 
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TANGOS DE SANTA FE (1990)

29:15

Suite for flute, English horn & guitar

Tango Soñador

Tango Pavo

Tango de los Viejos

Tango de los Novios

Tango a la Puesta del Sol

CAROL REDMAN, flute

PAMELA EPPLE, English horn

ROBERTO CAPOCCHI, guitar

MATAPOLVOS  (2005)

24:10

Suite for soprano, English horn, viola & cello

based on selections from El Siglo del Viento by Eduardo Galeano

Spanish text and English translation enclosed

GAIL SPRINGER, soprano. PAMELA EPPLE, English horn. ELENA SOPOCI, viola.

DANA WINOGRAD, cello.

FIVE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE (2009) 

32:45

Septet

A ROSE IN THE SKY

GATHERING RUBIES FROM THE AIR

FATA MORGANA

CONFETTI

LOVE'S ORBIT

KERRI LAY, violin. ELENA SOPOCI, viola. DANA WINOGRAD, cello. AARO HEINONEN, bass. PAMELA EPPLE, oboe. KEITH LEMMONS, clarinet. DEBRA AYERS, piano.

ARABESCO  (1990)

20:18

Suite for soprano oboe and strings

French text adapted from Arab and Persian poems of the

8th–14th centuries. French text and English translation enclosed

BUVEURS

LA NUIT

LE ROSIER

GAIL SPRINGER, soprano. PAMELA EPPLE, oboe. ELENA SOPOCI, violin I. ROBERTA ARRUDA,violin II. ALLEGRA ASKEW, viola. DANA WINOGRAD, cello. AARO HEINONEN, bass.