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PAUL BRANTLEY -- BIO “Only the song through the land hallows and heals” -- a line from Rilke -- has become a creative mantra for Paul Brantley, a composer whose music is played by major artists all over the world. Reflective of his varied performing life as a cellist and conductor (wide-ranging classical, experimental, jazz and pop), Brantley’s compositions also respond to a multitude of influences, but are ultimately expressive of a unique, syncretic spirit. The texts Brantley has been drawn to set – all in their original languages -- are reflective of this syncretic tendency: Apollinaire, Beaumont and Fletcher, Cocteau, e.e. cummings, Gerard Manley Hopkins, James Joyce, Paul Pines, Rilke, Rumi, Wallace Stevens -- as well as the Anglican Service, Biblical “wisdom” texts, and traditional children’s verses. “There is, behind all of these poets and works,” Brantley says, “a tradition deeper than those of time and place we normally associate -- one that has to do with an essentially archetypal response to living and creating.” Brantley has made diverse kinds of music with and for a great variety of musicians: Samuel Adler, the Atlanta Symphony, Leonard Bernstein, the Cassatt Quartet, Eugene Eicher, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Vince Gill, Dave Gregory of XTC, Alan Harris, Emanuel Hurwitz, John Jorgenson, Betsy Jolas, Kenneth Kiesler, Leon Kirchner, David Loeb, Claire Lynch, Paul McCandless, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Ned Rorem, Peter Stumpf, Chester Thompson, David Wells, Roy-el "Future Man" Wooten, and the Young People's Chorus of New York City. He has also received learning, support, employment, and nourishment from: The Manhattan School of Music, The Curtis Institute of Music, The Eastman School of Music, Tanglewood, Fontainebleau, the Yellow Barn Festival, The MacDowell Colony, The Banff Centre, The Seal Bay Festival, ASCAP, Meet the Composer, Syracuse University, and Oxford University Press. Presently Paul Brantley teaches conducting at The Manhattan School of Music.Calendar 2007 March, 2007: Kenneth Kiesler, conducting the Manhattan School of Music Symphony, will perform On the Pulse of Morning, for soprano and orchestra. February 10, 2007: The Left Bank Ensemble, HYPERLINK "http://www.leftbankconcertsociety.org"www.leftbankconcertsociety.org, has commissioned Mandorla, for two cellos, for their February Kennedy Center concert. 2006 November 17, 2006: The early music ensemble, Belladonna, HYPERLINK "http://www.belladonna-baroque.com/flash"www.belladonna-baroque.com/flash, performance of dux,comes for baroque violin, baroque cello, and harpsichord. St. Paul, MN. Fall 2006: Divers, for the string quartet, commissioned and premiered by Ethel, HYPERLINK "http://www.ethelcentral.dreamhost.com"www.ethelcentral.dreamhost.com. Joe's Pub fall performance. July 19, 2006: commission and premiere by soprano, Amy Synatzsky, for her recital at L'Opera du Village in Pourrieres, France. Divan is a setting of verses by Rumi in the original Persian, for soprano and piano. July 11, 2006: NYC sneak preview of Divan (see above item). June, 2006: two performances with The Animators, theanimators.com, at The Living Room, NYC. May/June, 2006: c.c. produced and recorded by The Animators. May 17, 2006: performance with violinist, Ralph Farris, for The MacDowell Colony board of directors. May 20, 2006: performed with the Swedish Choir in a Benny Anderson concert at Holy Trinity, NYC. May 10, 2006: cello recital with pianist, Joel Wizansky, at Gregory Singer Fine Violins. April, 2006: month-long residency with The Animators at The Living Room, NYC. February, March, 2006: tour with the Goliard Ensemble, which premiered Looks of Love for soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. 2005 Fall, 2005: two trips to London to record for Polydor artist, James Morrison ( HYPERLINK "http://www.jamesmorrison.com" www.jamesmorrison.com), produced by Martin Terefe (www.martinterefe.com). November 15, 2005: performance with Trisha Yearwood at Carnegie Hall for the 80th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry. November 14, 2005: composition and cello recital with violinist, Ralph Farris, and pianist, Kathy Supové at MOSA, NYC. October/November, 2006: performance with gypsy-jazz guitarist, John Jorgenssen, at Djangofest on Whidbey Island, WA. July, 2005: five performances of Ocean at the Lincoln Center Festival. February, 2005: three concerts and a recording in the Bay Area of dux, comes by Music of the Spheres. January 17, 2005: On the Pulse of Morning performed by soprano, Andrea Moore, with the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Kiesler. select COMPOSITION ACTIVITIES: Annual ASCAP awards since 1999. “Mandorla” commissioned by the Left Bank Ensemble. Kennedy Center premiere, March 11, 2007. “Divan” commissioned by Amy Synatzske, soprano, for the L’Opera du Village, Aix-en- Provence, July 2006. “Looks of Love” commissioned by Goliard Ensemble. 2006 Winter tour: Astoria, Lagrange College, Newberry Opera House, Milledgeville College, Mercer College, and Manhattan. “Divers” commissioned by Ethel, December 2005. “dux, comes” commissioned by Music of the Spheres for San Francisco Early Music Society premiere. Meet the Compser “Creative Connections” grant. February 2005. “On the Pulse of Morning” performed by the University of Michigan Orchestra, Kenneth Kiesler, conductor; Andrea Moore, soprano. Jan. 2005. “Psalm 89” commissioned by choir of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, NYC. “...crystal tide forever...” published by OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004 Music for “Swan”, theatrical piece by the Yara Arts Group, performed at LaMaMa, etc. summer, 2003 Resident Composer for Indigenous Concepts (Roy-el “Futureman” Wooten, from Béla Fleck and the Flecktones) project: Evolution d’Amour, 2001-2003. Premiere of “Battle Hymn” by Sharla Nafziger and Proteus, Manhattan School of Music, 2002 Commission of “Miles to Go” for violin and piano from Yi Bin Li for her Weill Recital Hall Debut, 12.01. “Charlotte Songs” performed by The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, 12.01 Performance of “What Then” (with Roy-El Wooten) by the Nashville Symphony and the Tennesee Repertory Dance Theatre, 6.00. Performance of “Charlotte Songs” by the Hadley-Luzerne Choirs, 6.00. Commission of “Rilke Sonnets” by baritone Patrick Mason for baritone and string quartet, 2000 “The Silver in Yellow” performed by Peter Stumpf (assoc. prin. cellist of the Philadelphia Orch.) and Jeremy Denk. November, 1998. “Rilke Lieder” premiered at the Seal Bay Festival. Karen Burlingame, soprano; Alan Johnson, piano. summer 1998 “Lessons” premiered by the Syracuse Children’s Chorus, November, 1997. American Composer’s Forum “Performer’s Incentive Grant” to cellist John Whitfield to tour with “The Silver in Yellow” culminating in a NYC premiere. 1996-1998. Premiere of two new works by the Children’s Choral Celebration in L.A., summer 1997. Premiere of Mahler/Brantley “Scherzo” for string quintet by the Cassatt Quartet and the composer at the Yellow Barn Festival. Summer 1997. Premiere of The Eternal Return by pianist, Arlene Shrut, and the Cassatt Quartet at the Seal Bay Festival, summer 1996. A setting of Maya Angelou’s inaugural poem, “On the Pulse of Morning”, for voice and orchestra commissioned by the Illinois Symphony for a fall, 1995 premiere. Premiere of “A Greeting” at the Harrid Conservatory in Miami by a faculty ensemble. “Lives of Yo” premiered by the Sewanee Festival Orchestra, summer 1994. Commission by the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival, Putney VT to commemorate its 25th anniversary, summer 1994. “Kin” performed by Barbara Govatos (of the Philadelphia Orchestra) at the Free Library, March 1994. “Kindred Spiritual” performed by the Cassatt Quartet, 1994-95 season. 1992-93 commission by Belmont Camerata. Meet the Composer performance fund grant. “Kith” and “Kin” performed at the Wilmington Festival, June 21, 1992 Wilmington, DL. 1991-92 commission by Syracuse Children’s Chorus, for “in just-spring” with a Meet the Composer performance fund grant. May 17, 1992 premiere, Syracuse, NY. 1990-91 commission by City of Syracuse “Imagination Celebration” for “The Playground”, a children’s opera. May, ‘91 performance. Funded by a Meet the Composer grant. 1990-91 commission by the Society for New Music, for “Lyre”, Syracuse, NY. Deux Mondes Ensemble perform “Kith” and “Kin” and “...crystal tide forever...” in American, French, and Spanish tour. Spring 1990. “...crystal tide forever...” performed at 1990 Tchaikovsky ‘Cello Competition, Moscow. . “New Music Project” (OLIS/ASO) with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Performance of “A Kindred Symphony”, November 1989. Music for the documentary, “Committed to Choice”: Women of Faith Speak on Reproductive Freedom. Produced by Planned Parenthood Center of Syracuse and Syracuse Alternative Media Network. Workshop of opera, “Beauty and the Beast”, by the Syracuse Opera, November 1989. Commission and premiere of String Quartet (“A Kindred Spiritual”) by the Augusta Symphony to celebrate Augusta, Ga.’s 250th anniversary, 1986. Performances of “Piano Trio” and “Three Songs” at Tanglewood Music Center, 1985. Performance of “Tithings” by the Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra, 1985. Commission of “Piano Trio” by Manhattan School of Music, 1983. COMPOSITIONS (and premiere history): Orchestra: On The Pulse of Morning (1994-95, rev. 2005) for soprano and orchestra (or piano). A setting of Maya Angelou’s inaugural poem. Illinois Symphony, Kenneth Kiesler, cond., Luvenia Garner, soprano, 11.95 (15 minutes) Lives of Yo (1994) for small orchestra. 1994 Sewanee Music Center. Sewanee Festival Orchestra, Paul Brantley, cond. (3 minutes) composed with Roy-El “Future Man” Wooten (of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones): World of Change (2002) for large orchestra. Rites of Osirus (2000) for large orchestra, Nashville Symphony, 2000 What Then? (2000) for large orchestra, Nashville Symphony, 2000 Dark Mother’s Retreat (2000) for large orchestra, Nashville Symphony, 2000 Quarendo Invenitis (2002) for large orchestra. Philosopher’s Tone (2001) for large orchestra. Theatre Music: Circle of the Sun (in progress), based upon a Goethe fragment. (45 minutes) Maid’s Tragedy (1997) for soprano, oboe, bass clarinet and vibraphone. Incidental music for the play by Beaumont and Fletcher produced by the Syracuse University Drama Department, 1997. The Playground (1990), an opera for, about, and to be sung by children For an ensemble of non-specialized children’s voices with piano or small orchestra. Story and libretto by the composer. Danforth School, Syracuse, N.Y. 5/1-4/91 (12 minutes) Chamber Music: Mandorla (2006) for two celli. Commissioned by the Left Bank Ensemble. Kennedy Center premiere, March 11, 2007. Divers (2005) version for string quartet. Commissioned by Ethel and premiered at Joe’s Pub 2006-2007 season. (4 minutes) Divers (2005) version for violin and cello. Premiered by Ralph Farris and the composer for MOSA, 11.14.05 Looks of Love (2005) three songs for soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Commissioned by the Goliard Ensemble. Winter tour, 2006. dux, comes (2004) for baroque violin, baroque cello, and harpsichord. Commissioned by Music of the Spheres. Premiere at the San Francisco Early Music Society, February 2005. (12 minutes) My Dream of the lost Schumann Romances (that Clara burned) (2004) for cello and piano. Premiered at the Manhattan School of Music, November 2004. (7 minutes) Rilke Sonnets (2004) for baritone and string quartet. Commissioned by Slee Sinfonietta, Magnus Martensson, conductor; Alex Hurd, baritone. (15 minutes) Battle Hymn (2002), for soprano, flute, clarinet. violin, cello, piano, and percussion. Premiered by Sharla Nafziger and Proteus. (10 minutes) Miles to Go (2001) for violin and piano. Commissioned by Yi Bi Li for her Weill Hall Debut, fall 2001. (6 minutes) The Eternal Return (1996) for piano quintet. Seal Bay Festival by Arlene Shrut and the Cassatt Quartet, summer 1996. (10 minutes) The Silver in Yellow (1994) for cello and piano. Commissioned by The Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Christopher Costanza, cello and Paul Orgel, piano. (6 minutes) Kith (1987) for violin and cello. Eastman School. Andrew Waggoner, violin; Paul Brantley, ‘cello. 5/13/87. Fontainebleau, France; L’ensemble des deux mondes, 8/23/88. American, French and Spanish Tour. Deux Mondes Ensemble, 1990. (5 minutes) Trio - Thomas Weaver in memoriam (1982-82) for violin, cello, and piano. Manhattan School, MSM ensemble. 5/10/83. (8 minutes) Solo Cello: One Door (2006), for solo cello. Jew’s Harp and Arabesque (2004), for solo cello. Premiered at the Manhattan School of Music, November 2004. “...crystal tide forever...” (1989) for solo cello. . Deux Mondes Ensemble, 1990. American, French and Spanish. published by OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (5 minutes) Solo Piano: Lyre (1990) for piano solo. Steven Heyman, piano. Commissioned by the Society for New Music, Syracuse, N.Y. 3/17/91. (7 minutes) Vocal and Choral Pieces: Divan (2006), for soprano and piano: settings of Rumi in the original Persian. Commissioned by Amy Synatzske, soprano, for the L’Opera du Village, Aix-en-Provence. Service Music (2005), for the Episcopal Church: Magnificat, Kyrie, Gloria, Gospel Acclamation, Credo, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation, Fraction Anthem, Agnus Dei. Looks of Love (2005) three songs (Joyce, Beaumont and Fletcher, Song of Songs) for soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Commissioned by the Goliard Ensemble. Winter tour, 2006. On The Pulse of Morning (1994-95, rev. 2005) for soprano and orchestra (or piano). A setting of Maya Angelou’s inaugural poem. Illinois Symphony, Kenneth Kiesler, cond., Luvenia Garner, soprano, 11.95 (17 minutes) Psalm 89 (2004), for chamber choir (SSAATTB) and organ. St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, NYC. (15 minutes) Rilke Sonnets (2004) for baritone and string quartet. Commissioned by Slee Sinfonietta, Magnus Martensson, conductor; Alex Hurd, baritone. (15 minutes) Battle Hymn (2002), for soprano, flute, clarinet. violin, cello, piano, and percussion. Premiered by Sharla Nafziger and Proteus. (10 minutes) Charlotte Songs (1999) for treble voices and piano. Commissioned and premiered by the Hadley-Luzerne Choirs, June 2000. (4 minutes) Rilke Lieder (1997) for voice and piano. Three German song settings of the Sonnets to Orpheus. Premiered at the Seal Bay Festival, summer 1998. Karen Burlingame, soprano; Alan Johnson, piano (10 minutes) in Just- spring (1991) for SSAA children’s chorus. Commissioned by the Syracuse Children’s Chorus. 5.17.92. (4 minutes) The Playground (1990), an opera for, about, and to be sung by children For an ensemble of non-specialized children’s voices with piano or small orchestra. Story and libretto by the composer. Danforth School, Syracuse, N.Y. 5/1-4/91 (12 minutes) Studio Pieces (works composed directly to recording): Crystal Radio (2005), studio piece. Launch (2004), studio piece. Electric Fan (2003), studio piece The Royel Oui (2002) studio piece. Film Music: “The First Goodbye”, directed by Kate Trotter, Banff Centre Women’s Institute of Directors. January, 2000. Arrangements/Orchestrations: “Fourteen Canons” by J.S. Bach. Arranged for violin, cello, and piano, 2002. Premiered at the Altamura Center, August 2002, by Ishmael Wallace, piano; Vita Wallace, violin; Paul Brantley, cello. “Pulcinella Suite” by Igor Stravinsky Arranged for violin, cello, and piano, 2002. Premiered at the Altamura Center, August 2002, by Ishmael Wallace, piano; Vita Wallace, violin; Paul Brantley, cello. “A Remark You Made” by Josef Zawinul. Arranged for cello and piano, 2000. Premiered at the Manhattan School of Music, April 2002. Cristina Altamura, piano; Paul Brantley, cello “Scherzo” from Symphony #5 by Gustav Mahler. Adapted for string quintet (extra ‘cello). Yellow Barn Festival. Cassatt Quartet and Paul Brantley. 1997 (20 minutes) “Rosa Mysticus”, chorale prelude by Johannes Brahms, arranged for string quartet. Premiered by the Cassatt Quartet at the Seal Bay Festival, summer 1998. (3 minutes) Paul Brantley, resumé: COMPOSER select CELLO and CHAMBER MUSIC ACTIVITIES: GREGORY SINGER FINE VIOLINS, NYC, 5.10.06 With Joel Wizansky, piano Igor Stravinsky: Sinfonia (from "Pulcinella") Maurice Ravel: Berceuse sur le nom de "Gabriel Fauré" Gustav Mahler, arr. Brantley: Ging heut' Morgen übers Feld Paul Brantley: One Door, for solo cello R. Vaughan Williams: Five English Folksong Studies Improvisation Sonate: Claude Debussy THE LIVING ROOM, NYC with The Animators, February and March, 2006 CARNEGIE HALL, 11.14.05 Grand Ole Opry 80th anniversary concert, with Trisha Yearwood MOSA Concert, NYC 11.13.05 With Ralph Farris, violin and Kathy Supové, piano Bach/Brantley: 14 Canons Brantley: Jew’s Harp and Arabesque Pärt: Fratres Brantley: Divers Stravinsky/Brantley: Pulcinella JAMES MORRISSON, Kensaltown Studios, LONDON: recording sessions for POLYDOR, produced by Martin Terefe, , November and December 2005. JEFF COFFIN MU’TET, The Canal Room, NYC, 4. 23.05 MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, NYC, 1.16.05 With Vanessa Perez, piano Janacek: Pohadka Ravel: Berceuse sur le nom Gabriel Faure Brantley: Jew’s Harp and Arabesque Brantley: My Dream of the Lost Schumann Romances Britten: Sonata in C DJANGOFEST, with John Jorgenson. Langley, WA, Oct. 1-4 B.B. KING”S, with Futureman/Isaiah Williams Project, Feb. 16 2004 NORTHRIVERMUSIC, with Lukas Ligeti and Jed Distler, Jan. 29 2004 JAZZ ON THE PARK, with Lukas Ligeti and Jed Distler, Oct. 2003 VELVET LOUNGE, with Katie Down and Elizabeth Panzer, Oct. 2003 TIXE, with Lukas Ligeti and Katie Down, Sept. 2003 WORLD TURNING FESTIVAL, with Jed Distler, Evan Hause, and Lukas Ligeti, Aug. 2003 HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Yara Arts Group production of “Swan”, July 2003. LAMAMA, Yara Arts Group production of “Swan”, 15 performances, June 2003. BELA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES, Sony Classical CD, August 2003 EVOLUTION D’AMOUR, Roy-el “Futureman” Wooten, Sony Classical CD, fall 2003 GIBSON SHOWCASE, Nashville, TN, 3.15.03, with Rod McGaha, J.D. Blair, Andrew Ramsey, and Chris Kent CODA, NYC 3.8.03 with Risk Factor BANDURA DOWNTOWN, NYC 2.28.03 with The Experimental Bandura Trio JEFF COFFIN MU’TET, Nashville, TN 12.21.02 with Béla Fleck, Chester Thompson, et al THREE JEWELS, NYC 9.17.02 Paul Brantley solo ALTAMURA CENTER, Roundtop, NY 8.24.02 Bach/Brantley: 14 Canons Stravinsky/Brantley: Pulcinella Suite Trio with Ishmael Wallace, piano; and Vita Wallace, violin ROCKET STUDIOS, NYC 8.18.02 The Motives Ensemble ABCnoRIO, NYC 6.16.02 Benefit w/ Lukas Ligeti THREE JEWELS, NYC 5.25.02 Paul Brantley/Evan Hause Duo et al S.I.R SHOWCASE FOR CITY HARVEST, NYC 4.27.02    The Motives Ensemble JEFF COFFIN MU’TET, Nashville, TN 4.13.02 with Chester Thompson, Felix Pastorius, et al MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, NYC 4.11.02 J. S. Bach: Suite in G Zawinul: A Remark You Made with Cristina Altamura, piano Radiohead: Knives Out with Michael Andrec and Jurij Fedynskyj, banduras Debussy: Sonate with Ishmael Wallace, piano THREE JEWELS, NYC 3.30.02 Paul Brantley/Evan Hause/Lukas Ligeti Trio ABCnoRIO, NYC 3.15.02 Benefit w/ Lukas Ligeti and Evan Hause CAPO VERDE, NYC 1.18.02 Paul Brantley/Todd Reynoldsl/Lukas Ligeti Trio LION’S DEN 12.9.01   The Motives Ensemble JEFF COFFIN MU’TET, Nashville, TN 12.21.01 with Chester Thompson, Victor Wooten, et al CAPO VERDE, NYC 12.6.01 Paul Brantley/Bruce Eisenbell/Lukas Ligeti Trio CONTINENTAL, NYC 11.03.01 The Motives Ensemble LION’S DEN 8.12.01   The Motives Ensemble NORTH RIVER MUSIC, GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL, NYC 1.14.01 Michael J. Stevens: The Songbook Project BANFF CENTRE, Canada 1.13.00 Tower: Trés Lent with Adrienne Park YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.13.99 Debussy: String Quartet with Juliette Kang and Kathy Andrew, viol ins; Katherine Murdock, viola YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 6.4.99 Ives: Largo No. 2; The Innate; Halloween with Andrea Bray and Harriet Mackenzie, violins; and Hugo Bollschweiler, viola THE SEAL BAY FESTIVAL, Vinalhaven, ME 6.99 Adler: Aeolus, God of the Winds Godfrey: Impromptu The Mandala Ensemble: Improvisations with Gloria Cheng, piano; Robert Merfeld, piano; Timothy Perry, clarinet RECITAL, Crouse College, S.U. 12. 1.99 Brantley: "...crystal tide forever..." Britten: Sonata in C (w/ Steven Heyman) Rachmaninoff: Sonata (w/ Fred Karpoff) YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.30.98 Schubert: "Trout" Quintet with Adrian Levine, violin; Pamela Ryan, viola; Don Baldini, bass; and Wayman Chin, piano YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.25.98 Dvorak: Piano Quartet in Eb, Op. 87 with Violaine Melançon, violin; Pamela Ryan, viola; Janet Wells, piano YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.18.98 Schönberg: Verkärte Nacht with Adrian Levine and Melanie Grenier, violins; Pamela Ryan and Janz Castelo, violas; and Joanne Lin, cello YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.17.98 Mendelssohn: Trio in c minor with Mark Ptashne, violin; and Robert Merfeld, piano YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.11.98 Ravel: String Quartet with Toby Appel and Juliette Kang, violins, Katherine Murdock , viola YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 6.4.98 Copland: Piano Quartet with Toby Appel, violin; Sarah Bob, piano THE SEAL BAY FESTIVAL, Vinalhaven, ME The Mandala Ensemble: Improvisations CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS, St. David's Church; Dewitt, NY. 5.8.98 Schumann: Five Pieces in the Folk Style Brantley: The Silver in Yellow Beethoven: Clarinet Trio with David Abrams, clarinet; Thomaida Trebickha ROME ART AND COMMUNITY CENTER, Rome, NY 3.15.98 Mandala Ensemble: Improvisations CASSATT QUARTET, LeMoyne College. 3.3.98 Mahler/Brantley: Scherzo (quintet) CASSATT QUARTET, May Memorial/ Planned Parenthood. 2.6.98 Mahler/Brantley: Scherzo (quintet) CASSATT QUARTET, St. Paul's Cathedral 2.4.98 Mahler/Brantley: Scherzo (quintet) MANDALA ENSEMBLE, St. Paul's Cathedral. 11.14.97 Improvisations SKANEATELES FESTIVAL, St. James Church, Skaneateles, NY. Summer ‘97 Crumb: Night of the Four Moons with Jacqueline Zander, mezzo-soprano; Karin Ursin, alto flute; Alison Bert, banjo; Robert Bridge, percussion YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.97 Schubert Quintet in C with Ben Sayevich and Julia Bushkova, violins; Christopher Wellington, viola; Emanuel Feldman, cello YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.26.97 Brantley: The Silver in Yellow with Andrew Infanti, piano YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.18.97 Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 with Emanuel Hurwitz and Nicola White, violins; Pamela Ryan, viola; and Janet Wells, piano Wolf: Italian Serenade with Adrian Levine and Anna Bard, violins; Toby Appel, viola YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.11.97 Mendelssohn: Quintet in B flat, Op. 87 with Toby Appel and Peter Rovit, violins; Pamela Ryan and Miriam Eisele, violas YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.17.98 Schubert: Quartet in E flat, Op. 125, no. 1 with Anna Bard and Paulo Eskitch, violins; Catherine Morris, viola Mendelssohn: Quintet in B flat, Op. 87 with Toby Appel and Peter Rovit, violins; Pamela Ryan and Miriam Eisele, violas YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.10.97 Schubert: Quartet in E flat, Op. 125, no. 1 with Anna Bard and Paulo Eskitch, violins; Catherine Morris, viola YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.8.97 Haydn: Quartet in D, Op. 20, #4 with Emanuel Hurwitz and Ben Sayevich, violins; Toby Appel, viola YELLOW BARN FESTIVAL, Putney, VT 7.1.97 Mahler/Brantley: Scherzo with Cassatt Quartet THE SEAL BAY FESTIVAL, Vinalhaven, ME The Mandala Ensemble: Improvisations RECITAL, Crouse College, S.U. 8.27.96 Pärt: Fratres Mahler/Brantley: Ging heut' Morgan über's Feld J.S. Bach/Brantley: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross Brantley: The Silver in Yellow Brahms: Sonata in e minor, Op. 38 with Steven Heyman, piano THE SEAL BAY FESTIVAL, Vinalhaven, ME Dan Welcher: Harbor Music Eleanor Hovda: Leminscates Brantley: The Eternal Return with Cassatt Quartet as interim cellist SYRACUSE BAROQUE SOCIETY, Plymouth Church, Syracuse, NY 5.26.96 Boccherini: Sonata in A major with Hedi Salanki, harpsichord BLAIR SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Vandebilt University, Cheekwood Fine Arts 7.16.95 "Early Music Recital" with Cheryl Bensman Rowe, soprano; Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord THE SEAL BAY FESTIVAL, Vinalhaven, ME Waggoner: The Big White Medicine Wheel with Deborah Chodacki, clarinet; Arlene Shrut, piano THE UNIVERSITY-ROCKBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Washington and Lee University. Lexington, VA. 3.26.94 Boccherini: Concerto in G Major, G. 480 (featured soloist) SONOKLECT '94, Washington and Lee University. Lexington, VA. 1.29.94 Bernstein: Two Meditations from MASS Gorecki: Lerchenmusik with Deborah Chodacki, clarinet; Arlene Shrut, piano RECITAL: Washington and Lee University. Lexington, VA. 9.21.93 Beethoven: Sonata in C major, Opus 102, No. 1 Brantley: "...cyrstal tide forever..." Godfrey: Arietta Bach: Suite in G Debussy: Sonate Arlene Shrut, piano RECITAL, The Belmont Mansion, Belmont University 3.28.93 "Lyric Set" Brantley: Kith and Kin Suite in G with Arlene Shrut, piano; David Davidson, violin RECITAL, The Belmont Mansion, Belmont University 2.9.92 Bloch: "from Jewish Life" Supplication, Prayer, Jewish Song Meditation Hebraique Brantley: "...cyrstal tide forever..." Debussy: Sonate Brahms: Clarinet Trio with Arlene Shrut, piano; Lee Carroll Levine, clarinet RECITAL, St. Paul's Chapel, NYC 5.23.91 Beethoven: Sonata in C major, Opus 102, No. 1 Brantley: "...cyrstal tide forever..." Godfrey: Arietta Debussy: Sonate Arlene Shrut, piano BRANTELY-WAGGONER DUO (MANDALA ENSEMBLE) , LeMoyne College Firehouse 3.21.91 Mandala Ensemble: Improvisations RECITAL, Crouse College, S.U. 2.27.90 Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances Brantley: "...cyrstal tide forever..." Bloch: "from Jewish Life" Supplication, Prayer, Jewish Song Meditation Hebraique Joseph Downing: Partita #8: French Canadian Folksongs Beethoven: Two Sonatas, Opus 102 Sonata #1 in C major Sonata #2 in D major with Arlene Shrut, piano SYRACUSE ENSEMBLE, Canastota Public Library, Canastota, NY 3.18.90 Hummel: Quintet; Schubert: "Trout" Quintet select CHAMBER MUSIC REPERTOIRE: Adler: Aeolus, God of the Winds Bach/Brantley: 14 “Goldberg” Canons Bach: The Musical Offering Beethoven: “Archduke” Trio Beethoven: Clarinet Trio Beethoven: “Kakadu” Variations for piano trio Brahms: Clarinet Trio Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 Brahms: Piano Trio in C Brahms: Sextet in G Brantley: The Eternal Return Copland: Piano Quartet Crumb: Night of the Four Moons Debussy: String Quartet Dvorak: Piano Quartet in Eb, Op. 87 Godfrey: Impromptu Gorecki: Lerchenmusik Hovda: Leminscates Haydn: Duet in D major Haydn: Quartet in D, Op. 20, #4 Hummel: Quintet Ives: Largo No. 2; The Innate; Halloween Mahler/Brantley: Scherzo (string quintet) Mendelssohn: Quintet in B flat, Op. 87 Mendelssohn: Trios in c minor and d minor Mozart: Clarinet Quintet Ravel: Chansons madécasses Ravel: Sonate pour violon et violoncelle Ravel: String Quartet Schönberg: Verkärte Nacht (cello I) Schubert: Quartet in E flat, Op. 125, no. 1 Schubert Quintet in C Schubert: "Trout" Quintet Schumann: Phantasy Pieces for piano trio Stravinsky/Brantley: Pulcinella Suite Welcher: Harbor Music Wolf: Italian Serenade select CELLO RECITAL REPERTOIRE: J. S. Bach: Cantabile, ma un poco Adagio J. S. Bach: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross J. S. Bach: Sonatas in G and D (viola da gamba) J. S. Bach: Suites in G, d, C Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances Beethoven: Sonata in A major, op. 69 Beethoven: Two Sonatas, Opus 102 Sonata #1 in C major Sonata #2 in D major Beethoven: “Bei Männern” Variations Berio: let mots sont allés... Bernstein: Two Meditations from MASS Bloch: "from Jewish Life" Supplication Prayer Jewish Song Bloch: Meditation Hebraiqué Boccherini: Sonata in A major Boccherini: Concerto in G major Brahms: Sonata in e minor, Op. 38 Brantley: "...crystal tide forever..." Brantley: My Dream of the Lost Schumannn Romances (which Clara Burned) Brantley: Jew’s Harp and Arabesque Brantley: The Silver in Yellow Britten: Sonata in C Couperin: Pièces en Concert Debussy: Sonate Joseph Downing: Partita #8: French Canadian Folksongs Godfrey: Arietta Janacek: Pohadka Mahler/Brantley: Ging heut' Morgan uber's Feld Mozart: Sonata (duo) Pärt: Fratres Pergolesi: Sinfonia Rachmaninoff: Sonata Rachmaninoff: Vocalise Radiohead: Knives Out Ravel: Berceuse sur le nom Gabriel Faure Ravel: Menuet from “Le Tombeau de Couperin” Sammartini: Sonata in G Schumann: Five Pieces in the Folk Style Schumann: Three Fantasy Pieces Stravinsky: Suite Italienne Tower: Trés Lent Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English Folksong Vivaldi: Sonata in e minor Webern: Drei Kleine Stücke Zawinul: A Remark You Made Paul Brantley, resumé: CELLIST CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE: Manhattan School of Music, 2000-present, Conducting Staff, Claremont Ensemble Goliard Ensemble, February 2006 Tour. Manhattan, Astoria Queens, LaGrange College, Newberry Opera House, Mercer College, Milledgeville University. Evolution d’Amour Orchestra, 2000-present, Live and studio performances for Indigenous Concepts. Ensemble comprised of premiere NYC and Nashville studio musicans Signature Workshops 2004-present NYC resident conductor for orchestra and band clinics Syracuse University, Director of Orchestral Studies, 1995 - 2000, resident Conductor. Hartt Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor at the University of Hartfort and in NYC at the 1999 MENC convention. Yellow Barn Festival, resident conductor, 1997-1999 Sewanee Music Festival, conducting staff, Festival Orchestra, summer 1994. The Harry Jacobs Chamber Orcherstra, Sept ‘93. The Stones River Chamber Players, staged production of Peter Maxwell Davies, “Eight Songs for a Mad King”, Middle Tennessee State University. The Syracuse Symphony Ensemble 1989-91. The Society for New Music, Syracuse, N.Y. 1988-91. Conductor for Jan DeGaetani’s vocal chamber music class at Eastman, 1987-88. Conductor for Wayne Barlow Commemorative Concert at Eastman, Kilbourn Hall 1987. Various Eastman School of Music symphony, chamber orchestra and chamber ensembles, 1986-88. Advanced studies with David Effron conducting the Eastman Graduate Chamber Orchestra. Invited to audit Tanglewood Conducting Classes, led by Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa, and Andre Previn 1985. Various Curtis Institute of Music symphony, chamber orchestra and chamber ensembles, 1983-85 Performances at the Yellow Barn Music Festival, as well as preparation of the orchestra for Karel Husa, 1982-84. Master classes with Sergiu Celibadache at Curtis Institute, 1983. Studies with Arthur Weisberg at Manhattan School of Music, 1982-83. Conductor of the International House Chamber Orchestra, NYC (1980-83). performed CONDUCTING REPERTOIRE: JOHN ADAMS: The Chairman Dances BACH, J.S. : Sinfonia to Cantata #62 BARBER: Adagio for Strings Knoxville: Summer of 1915 BARLOW: Tryptych for strings BARTOK: Rumanian Folk Dances BEETHOVEN: Consecration of the House Overture Coriolan Overture Leonore Overture #3 Sinfonia Eroica BERIO: O King BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances to “West Side Story” BOATWRIGHT: Symphony (1971) BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture Haydn Variations Symphony No. 2 BRANTLEY: Battle Hymn A Kindred Symphony Lives of Yo Maid’s Masque Tithings BRUCH: Kol Nidrei CHABRIER: España COHEN: O you who linger in the Gardens COPLAND: Appalachian Spring Fanfare for the Common Man Lincoln Portrait An Outdoor Overture Quiet City Sextet CRESTON: Marimba Concerto DAVIES: Eight Songs for a Mad King DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Saxophone Rapsodie DOPPLER: Fantasy on Hungarian Motives, Op. 35 DOWNING: Partita #1 DVORAK: Czech Suite, Op. 38 Symphony #8 in G ELGAR: Introduction and Allegro for strings FAURÉ: Pavane Pelleas et Mellisande Suite IRVING FINE: Diversions for Orchestra FRANCK: Variations Symphonique GODFREY: Sinfonietta for strings HANDEL: Sinfonia to “Messiah” HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C Symphony #43 in E flat (Mercury) HINDEMITH: Trauermusik for solo viola and strings HUMPERDINCK: Prayer and Pantomime from “Hänsel und Gretel” IVES: Fugue, from Symphony #4 The Unanswered Question LIU, ZHUANG: Plum Blossoms MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e minor Nocturne from “A Midsummer Night Dream” MONTEVERDI: Sonata sopra “Sancta Maria ora pro Nobis” from 1610 Vespers MOZART: “Come Scoglia” from Cosi fan Tutti Concerto for violin #5 in A Concerto for two pianos Divertimento in F K. 138 Magic Flute Overture Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola Symphony #26 in E flat Symphony #27 in G Symphony #38 in D “The Prague” MUSSORGSKY: “Khovantschina” prelude Night on Bare Mountain MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition PROKOFIEV: Classical Symphony Lt. Kije Suite Piano Concerto #2 RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G Mother Goose Suite Rapsodie Espagnole Le Tombeau de Couperin Trois Poèmes de Mallarmé SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto SATIE/DEBUSSY: Gymnopedies SCHUMANN: Overture, Scherzo and Finale Piano Concerto SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture STRAVINSKY: Apollo L’Histoire du Soldat (complete) Pulcinella Suite Suite #1 for small orchestra Suite #2 for small orchestra TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony #2 “The Little Russian” WAGGONER: “Nosferatu”, film score Polyphony of the Beasts Wyrd Verses WAGNER: Meistersinger Prelude Siegfried Idyll WEBERN: Concerto, Op. 24 Paul Brantley, resumé: CONDUCTORLinks: The Animators www.theanimators.com The Artemis Chamber Ensemble www.artemisensemble.com Belladonna HYPERLINK "http://www.belladonna-baroque.com/flash"www.belladonna-baroque.com/flash Björk www.bjork.com Jamie Brantley www.jamiebrantley.com The Joseph Campbell Foundation www.jcf.org Jeff Coffin www.jeffcoffin.com Ethel HYPERLINK "http://www.ethelcentral.dreamhost.com"www.ethelcentral.dreamhost.com Yusuf Islam www.yusufislam.org.uk/yi2/index.html The Left Bank Ensemble HYPERLINK "http://www.leftbankconcertsociety.org"www.leftbankconcertsociety.org The Library of Congress www.loc.gov/index.html The MacDowell Colony HYPERLINK "http://www.themacdowellcolony.org" www.themacdowellcolony.org The Manhattan School of Music www.msmnyc.edu Magnus Martensson http://maestromartensson.blogspot.com The Monteverdi Choir www.monteverdi.co.uk James Morrison HYPERLINK "http://www.jamesmorrison.com" www.jamesmorrison.com Radiohead www.radiohead.com Todd Rundgren www.patronet.com San Francisco Zen Center www.sfzc.org Martin Terefe HYPERLINK "http://www.martinterefe.com" www.martinterefe.com XTC HYPERLINK "http://www.xtcidearecords.co.uk" www.xtcidearecords.co.uk