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In the Father’s Garden

an opera in one act

In the Father’s Garden (a new version for counter-tenor, baritone, and orchestra completed March 2007). New York City Opera selected this orchestrated version for their contemporary opera series, VOX 2007: Showcasing American Composers. Featuring the operas of twelve American composers, the showcase was on May 12 and 13 of 2007 in New York University’s Skirball Center. The composer’s orchestration was made possible in part by a generous grant from the American Music Center’s Composer Assistance Program. (complete opera: ca. 21 min.)

In the Father’s Garden (completed February 4, 1999). A chamber opera in one act. Scored for counter tenor, baritone, clarinet doubling bass clarinet, cello, piano doubling synthesizer, and two percussionists. Libretto by Mark Kirtley. Performed April 20, 1999 by the University of Colorado New Music Ensemble with John Neely Gaston, countertenor and Bradley Thompson, baritone in Grusin Music Hall at the University of Colorado at Boulder. (ca. 21 min.)

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