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COSMOS CANTATA (1,000KB)
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Richard Auldon Clark, Conductor
KLEOS CLASSICS

1. Rest eternal grant us

Text by Kurt Vonnegut


SAXOPHONE QUARTET NO. 2 (586 KB)
Sx4

1. Molto moderato e grazioso
2. Andante affetuoso
3. Molto allegro e gioroso

"...lyrical but rhythmically complex..."

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

"Barab employs rather nostalgic melodies and keeps everything comfortably tonal but below each melody the ensemble's other three voices weave around each other in exceptionally intricate patterns, with rhythmic complexities to match..."

ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Commissioned and premiered by the Sonora Saxophone Quartet


Comment (863 KB) and Bric-a-Brac (1097 KB) from SONGS OF PERFECT PROPRIETY Boosey and Hawkes
Voice, Wind Quintet and Piano
Setting of poems by Dorothy Parker
Performed by Barbara Cook


The Lordly Lion (1226 KB) from TALES OF RHYME AND REASON Boosey and Hawkes
Narrator, Dance Pantomime (optional) and Chamber Orchestra
(Each work is scored for 1-1-2-1, 2-1-1-0, Harp, Percussion (1), Strings and has a duration of about 15 minutes. The dancers, who act out the narration, perform on the space in front of the orchestra.


A lion, as is known, is King of the Jungle. Our particular lion, however, is too egomaniacal to be content with that low estate. He believes he rules the earth and heavens as well. It is a flea who teaches him what real power is.
(Cast of Characters: Lion, Witch Doctor, Dermatologist, Psychiatrist (Doctors may be played by one performer).

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