AUDIO

A SELECTION OF RECORDINGS, ALPHABETICALLY BY TITLE

BROCADILLOS (1988)

Suite for harp and guitar, a commissioned work. 

These are the first two of its five movements.

Rosalind Simpson, harp; Marco de Waart, guitar.

I. MASTER OF ILLUSIONS

00:00 / 03:17

II. THE MOON FOR A SONG

00:00 / 03:04

More instrumental music

can be heard on the audio 2 page.

Some melodies (songs without words)

can be heard on the chansons page.

Velazquez portraits of dwarfs and jesters.  These are the characters in Los Bufones.

LOS BUFONES (2017)

operatic song cycle

based on

the  jester and dwarf paintings

of Velázquez

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recorded during the premiere performances

at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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FIVE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE (2009)

Septet for winds, strings & piano

Serenata of Santa Fe, 2009

Here are the first three movements.

I. A ROSE IN THE SKY

00:00 / 06:34

II. GATHERING RUBIES FROM THE AIR

00:00 / 06:42

III. FATA MORGANA

00:00 / 08:01

INTERLUDE FOR STRINGS (2010)

Composed for a Winter Solstice concert of string instructors and their students.  This is a computer playback of the piece.

00:00 / 07:32

LAUGHTER IN EXCELSIS (1987)

Concert scherzo/overture commissioned by the Santa Fe Symphony.

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).

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

     Gail Springer, soprano; Elena Sopoci, viola; 

     Dana Winograd, cello; Pamela Epple, English horn.

SARABANDE

00:00 / 02:55

PAN RESURRECTED (2010)

Suite for soloists, male chorus & orchestra, text from Greek poetry ancient to contemporary.  Here is a computer playback of an instrumental interlude.

AUGUST

00:00 / 03:09

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 ..."

00:00 / 06:00

TANGOS DE SANTA FE (1990)

Suite for flute, English horn & guitar.  Carol Redman, flute; Pamela Epple, English horn; Roberto Capocchi, guitar. Recorded in 2008.

1.  TANGO SOÑADOR (The Dreamer)

00:00 / 04:43

2.  TANGO PAVO (The Peacock)

00:00 / 04:21

3.  TANGO DE LOS VIEJOS (The Old Couple)

00:00 / 05:28

4.  TANGO DE LOS NOVIOS (The Newlyweds)

00:00 / 04:33

5.  TANGO A LA PUESTA DEL SOL (At Sunset)

00:00 / 10:18
THREE DANCES (2013)
Septet for winds, strings & piano
Serenata of Santa Fe, 2014

I. LABYRINTH

00:00 / 05:51

II. SYMPATHIA

00:00 / 07:35

III. DERVISH & COSMOS

00:00 / 07:48