narrator-speaker(s)

Nar

COLLOQUY

Composer: 
Vladimir Ussachevsky
Scoring: 
Orchestra, speakers from the orchestra, tape playback
The composer's own voice is memorialized on the playback tape, which features a speaker (electronically processed voice) having a "conversation" with the orchestra about electronic music and the various sounds that can be synthesized (a la mid-1970s), as a friendly jousting back and forth between the tape and the instrumentalists in the orchestra. Requires a tape operator to stop and start a CD or computer audio files at precise moments in the score.  

Homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Composer: 
Terry Winter Owens
Instrumentation freestyle: 
vn, cello, piano, narrator

CANTO V - AN OPERA IN ONE ACT ("LUST")

Scoring: 
sop, tenor, bass, narr, dancer, 2-2-2-2, 4-2-3, strings

NIGHTINGALE, THE

Composer: 
Ramon Zupko
Instrumentation freestyle: 
Alto, Bar, Bs-Bar, cello, clarinet, flute, percussion, piano, piccolo, soprano, tenor, trombone, trumpet, violin

A multi-media chamber opera, employing both real and virtual sets, large-screen digital projections, recorded electronic music tracks, 8 principals, 8 dancers, a small chorus,(serving in several capacities,) 2 narrators.(recorded) and a chamber ensemble. There are 13 scenes within the 1 act, with 39 seperate "pieces". Creation of new projection visuals as well as sets and costumes would be part of mounting a new production of the work. The narrator parts provide the clues for the visuals and the sets. All other performance materials are available. The work can be performed by college opera-theatre groups. The most difficult parts are the role of the nightingale, and the piano part.

PROUD MUSIC OF THE STORM

Composer: 
Ramon Zupko
Instrumentation freestyle: 
orchestra, 2 bands, chorus, dancers, electronic tracks, narrators, visuals (film and slides)

A mammoth multi-media -musical theater work in 6 sections (Prologue, The Sounds, The Land, The People, The Idea, Epilogue) for orchestra, 2 bands, chorus, dancers, electronic tracks, narrators, visuals (film and slides). Any new production of this work would require new visuals representing the current state of the technology. The narrative is entirely from the poetry of Walt Whitman, which is recorded by the narrators on the electronic (CD) tracks. The work is a celebration of America's Bicenntenial in 1976; the majority of the sounds on the electronic tracks are short excerpts from American music of the previous two centuries, the remaining sounds were created in an electronic music studio. The CD for all the sound tracks is intact and available. The chorus does not sing text, but rather specific vowel-consonant combinations to melodies from other american music.most of the live music is not difficult, but the mounting of the production would be a formidable challenge.

FOUR CORNERS OF THE WORLD

Composer: 
Frederick C Tillis
Scoring: 
Narr, orch: pic-2-2-2-1; 4-3-3-1; timp, perc; str

Ensemble Type

Commissioned by the Springfield Symphony

TALES OF THE NETSILIK(CONTES ET LEGENDES NETSILIK)

Composer: 
Raymond Luedeke
Scoring: 
narr & orch:2-2-2-2,4-2-3-1,timp,2perc,pf/cel,hp,str

Ensemble Type

TWO EMILY DICKINSON SETTINGS

Composer: 
Mark Zuckerman
Instrumentation freestyle: 
fl, cl, bass trb, perc (vib, triangle), spoken text
List Price: 
$12 score
List Price: 
$22 score with set of parts

THE LITTLE PERNAMBUCO TREE

Composer: 
Mark Thome
Scoring: 
3333 3331 PERC (3), Strings, Narrator

Ensemble Type

Based on a Story by Robert Ray.

Ancient Fire

Composer: 
Terry Winter Owens
Scoring: 
2 pianos with narration

Exposed on the Cliffs of the Heart

Composer: 
Terry Winter Owens
Scoring: 
piano with narration

Rapture of Beta Lyrae, The

Composer: 
Terry Winter Owens
Instrumentation freestyle: 
piano with narration

Ensemble Type

Red Shift

Composer: 
Terry Winter Owens
Scoring: 
piano solo with narration

Ensemble Type

IN THE BEGINNING: A Native American Legend from the Tlingit Tribe of the Northwest Coast

Composer: 
Jan Gilbert
Scoring: 
2-1+EH-2-2/4-2-3-1/2 per, hp/str/narrator

Ensemble Type

Out of the Alaskan coastal wilderness, Raven creates the earth and then tricks Ganook to help him form all the rivers of the world. The story is set for orchestra and narrator, with narration in between the 15 sections of music. The piece may be performed in excerpts to fit concert programming.

List Price: 
$49.95 conductor's score, narrator script
List Price: 
$310.00 full set of parts with strings 87655
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