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  Opera


It's A Bus from The Araboolies of Liberty Street
Excerpt performed by the Manhattan School of Music Education and Outreach department.

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S.
Excerpt is from Act I, scene 5. Singers include Jane Bryden, James Maddelena, Brenda Dawe, Paulina Stark, David Ripley, Jon Humphrey, and Stephen Curylo, with Monica Jakuc and Clifton J. Noble, Jr., pianos, and Peter Tanner and John Kelly, percussion. Paul Flight, conductor.

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The Yellow Wallpaper
Excerpt is from Act I, scene I. Singers include Jane Bryden, David Ripley, and Karen Smith Emerson. Orchestra conducted by Dennis Burkh.

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  Orchestra / Chamber Orchestra


Chamber Concerto
Excerpt is taken from variation five. Performed by the Empire Brass Quintet and ALEA III, Theodore Antoniou, conductor.

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Chanteys
Excerpt is from movement one. Performed by the Louisiana State University Orchestra, James Yestadt, conductor.

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Music for Flute and Orchestra
Performed by William Wittig, flute, with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Edwin London, conductor.

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The One that Could Repeat from Five Summer Songs
(Chamber version)
Performed by Carole Wilson, mezzo-soprano with the Budapest Camerata, Adrian Sunshine, conductor.

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The Saints
Excerpt is from movement one, Choirs. Performed by The New York Chamber Symphony, Amy Kaiser, conductor.

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  Choral Music


Hildegard Magnificat
Hildegard Magnificat. Performed by the Smith College Glee Club, Jonathan Hirsh, conductor.

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A Dickinson Set
Movement 3, Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup from A Dickinson Set. Performed by members of The Copley SIngers, Brian Jones, conductor.

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Why I Wake Early
Movement eight of Why I Wake Early. Performed by the Chatham Chorale and Chamber Singers with instrumentalists, Margaret T. Bossi, conductor.

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All in Green
Movement four of Earthsongs. Performed by the Smith College Glee Club and Valley Festival Orchestra, Theodore Morrison, conductor.

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As Freedom is a Breakfastfood
Performed by the Smith College Chamber Singers, Jonathan Hirsh, conductor, Clifton J. Noble, Jr., piano.

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The Canticle of the Sun (No. 5 chorus)
Performed by the Chamber Singers of the Chatham Chorale, Margaret Bossi, conductor.

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Did You Hear the Angels Sing
Excerpt from the beginning of the piece. Performed by the Harvard University Choir, John Ferris, conductor.

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Everything That Hath Breath
Excerpt from the beginning of the piece. Performed by the Smith College Choir, Melissa Cox, conductor.

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A Fondness for Music
Movement three of the eponymous work. Performed by the voices of the 2000 Mount Holyoke College Choral Reunion, Catherine Melhorn, conductor, Mark Gionfriddo, piano.

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The Garden Hymn
Performed by the Harvard University Choir, John Ferris, conductor.

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The Golden Door
Excerpt is the opening of the piece. Performed by The University of Massachusetts Chamber Choir, Wayne Abercrombie, conductor.

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Hold Out Your Hands Over the Earth from The Outermost House
SATB or SSAA or TTBB. With piano accompaniment. Music Associates of New York.

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The Light Here Kindled
Excerpt: "Out of Small Beginnings." Performed by the Harvard University Choir with the Cambridge Brass Ensemble, John Ferris, conductor.

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The Lord's Prayer
Performed by the Syracuse University Singers, Earl George, conductor.

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Mass
Excerpt is from the Gloria. Performed by the Cathedral Choral Society and members of the National Symphony at Washington National Cathedral. Soloists are Helen Boatwright, Gene Tucker, Richard Dirksen and John Uhrig. Paul Callaway, conductor.

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The Sea Has Many Voices from The Outermost House
Excerpt is from movement four of The Outermost House. Performed by The Chatham Chorale, Margaret Bossi, conductor.

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Set Me as a Seal from Three Love Lyrics
Movement three of Three Love Lyrics. Performed at the Five College Choral Festival by the combined choirs of Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Five College Early Music, University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College, and Smith College, Jonathan Hirsh, director.

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Alone from Three Night Pieces
Excerpt is from movement one, "Alone." Performed by the Smith College Choir, John Sessions, cello, Monica Jakuc, piano, Peter Tanner, percussion, Amy Kaiser, conductor.

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  Chamber Music with Voice


Children of the Sun
Movement one, "The Sun's Travels." Performed by Gretchen d'Armand, soprano, Mary Lou Wittig, horn, and Kenneth Fearn, piano.

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Crossing the Meridian
Excerpt is from movement one. Performed by Boston Musica Viva, John Aler, tenor, Richard Pittman, conductor.

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Three Poems of Günter Grass
Excerpt is from movement one, Gleisdreieck. Performed by Boston Musica Viva, Elsa Charlston, soprano, Richard Pittman, conductor.

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After Brancusi from Visions
Performed by Boston Musica Viva with Jane Bryden and Karen Smith Emerson, sopranos. Richard Pittman, conductor.

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The White Whale
Excerpt is from movement one The Prisoner. Performed by Sanford Sylvan, baritone with an orchestra of Five College Musicians, conducted by Joel Rosenberg.

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  Solo Vocal/Song Cyles


You Lean Back from Apollo Circling
Excerpt is Movement 3, You Lean Back Performed by Gretchen d'Armand, soprano and Constance LaSalle, piano.

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Dove Sta Amore
Excerpt from the beginning of the piece. Performed by Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano.

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I Hear An Army from Sleep Now
Excerpt is from movement one, I Hear an Army. Performed by Karen Smith Emerson, soprano, with Arlene Shrut, piano.

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The One that Could Repeat from Five Summer Songs
(Voice and piano version)
Performed by Joanna Simon, mezzo-soprano with Samuel Sanders, piano.

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"Where the Bee Sucks" from Shakespeare Songs
Performed by Jane Bryden, soprano, with John Van Buskirk, piano.

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  Solo Instrumental


Cry
Excerpt from the beginning of the piece. Performed by Matt Haimovitz, cello.

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Fanfare
Excerpt from the beginning of the piece. Performed by Janet Hill, viola, and John Van Buskirk, piano.

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Reflex
Excerpt from the beginning of the piece. Performed by Ernst Wallfisch, viola, with electronically derived sounds.

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Sonatina for Viola and Piano
Second movement. Performed by Janet Hill, viola, and John Van Buskirk, piano.

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  Keyboard(s)


Augmented Forces
Excerpt is from the beginning of the piece. Performed by Kenneth Fearn, piano, and John Van Buskirk, Yamaha DX-7 synthesizer.

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Bright Angels
Movement three, "Hosannas." Performed by Leonard Raver, organ, and Richard Brown, percussion.

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Fantasy Variations for Electronically Prepared Piano
Variation IV, "Switch", performed by Monica Jakuc.

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Five Meditations on Wondrous Love
Meditation III performed by Grant Moss.

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Five Meditations on Wondrous Love
Meditation V performed by Grant Moss.

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Out of Shadow
Excerpt is from the opening of the piece. Performed by Monica Jakuc.

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Piano Suite
Movement one. Performed by Richard Wilson.

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Reverberations
Excerpt is from the opening of the piece. Performed by Paul Berg.

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Sun's Rising
Excerpt is from the opening of the piece. Performed by Leonard Raver.

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Three Waltzes for Four Hands
Performed by Raphael Atlas and Monica Jakuc.

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Tolling
Excerpt is from the opening of the piece. Performed by Monica Jakuc and Kenneth Fearn.

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L'Annunziazione from Triptych
Excerpt is from movement one. Performed by Patricia Snyder, organ.

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  Electroacoustic Music


Alternate Routes
Excerpt is from the beginning of the piece.

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Evolutions
Excerpt is from the beginning of the piece.

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Improvisation for Loudspeakers
Excerpt is from the beginning of the piece.

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Time Machine
Excerpt is from the beginning of the piece.

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