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  Rites of Passage


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  Martin Boykan: Rites of Passage
Chamber Music 1993–2012

1) Impromptu for violin solo  (1993)
 Yohanan Chendler, violin            

Sonata #2 for violin and piano (2009)
2. con fuoco
3. adagio molto
Curtis Macomber, violin; Stephen Gosling, pianist

Piano Trio #3 (2006) 
      “Rites of Passage”
4. quarter = ca. 72
5. L’istesso tempo
6. Sostenuto assai
7. L’istesso tempo
8. Andante tranquillo
Yohanan Chendler, violin; Joshua Gordon, ‘cello; Steven Weight, piano

Sonata for Viola and Piano (2012)
9. Arioso
10. Scherzo
11. Prayer
Mark Berger, viola; Yoko Hagino, piano

12) Psalm 121 (1997)
Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano; Yohanan Chendler, violin; Emil Altshuler, violin; Mary Ruth Ray, viola; Joshua Gordon, ‘cello

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Music for Piano


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Martin Boykan: Music for Piano (1986-2007)

Performed by Donald Berman

Usurpations (1997)
I. For Richard Swift
II. For David Rakowski
III. For Edward Cohen
IV. For Ross Bauer
V. To the memory of Seymour Shifrin

Sonata No. 3: to the memory of Edward Cohen (2007)
I. Eulogy
II. Fantasy
III. Lament
IV. Invocation

Towards the Horizon (2007)
I. Moment of Angels
II. Pastorale
III. Atmospheric Disturbances
IV. Arlene Zallman: In Memoriam
V. Horizon Line

Fantasy-Sonata (1986)
Un poco largamente con rubato - quasi lento - subito più mosso

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Orchestral Works


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Martin Boykan: Orchestral Works (BMOP/sound 1027)

Conducted by Gil Rose, BMOP orchestra

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2004)
Curtis Macomber, violin

Andante [mp3: 9.5MB]
L'istesso tempo
Allegro giocoso

Symphony for Orchestra (1989)
Sanford Sylvan, Baritone

Un poco sostenuto
Scherzo
Adagio
Keats Sonnet

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    Second Chances


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  Second Chances (Albany Records, TROY 1196)

Second Chances (2005) (Mary Oliver)
Prologue — Lingering in Happiness [mp3: 5.2MB]
The Loon on Oak-head Pond
Last Days
Wolf Moon [mp3: 7.2MB]
Crossing the Swamp
Morning in a New Land
Epilogue — After the Rain
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano; Donald Berman, piano

Song Lines (2001)[mp3: 14.6MB]
Sarah Brady, flute; Mark Margolies, clarinet; Heidi Braun-Hill, violin;
Rafael Popper-Keizer, ‘cello


Motet (2005)
(Song of Songs)
Prima Pars — Adagio [mp3: 10.5MB]
Secunda Pars — Meno Mosso
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano; Mark Margolies, clarinet; Mary Ruth Ray, viola;
Rafael Popper-Keizer, ‘cello

String Quartet no. 3 (1984)
Teneramente, tempo flessibile
Scherzando
Tema con variazioni[mp3: 12.9]
Lydian String Quartet: Daniel Stepner, Judith Eissenberg, Mary Ruth Ray, Joshua Gordon

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Flume


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  Flume (CRI 897)

Sonata for Violin and Piano (1994)
Molto Moderato [mp3: 9.5MB]
Alla Marcia
Variations
Cyrus Stevens, violin; Donald Berman, piano

A Packet for Susan (2000)
It Often Comes into my Head (Walter Savage Landor)
The Good Morrow (John Donne)
Bright Star (John Keats) [mp3: 9.5MB]
The Owl and the Pussycat (Edward Lear) [mp3: 5.5MB]
Well I Remember (after Walter Savage Landor)
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano; Donald Berman, piano

Flume, Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano (1998)
Ian Greitser, clarinet, Donald Berman, piano

String Quartet no. 1 (1967)
Sostenuto
Allegro
Interlude, adagio espressivo
Leggiero
The Contemporary Quartet: Jeanne Benjamin Ingraham, Thomas Kornacker, Jacob Glick and Christopher Finkle

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Ecstatic


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Curtis Macomber
Casting Ecstatic Works for solo violin
(CRI 898)

Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin (1998)
Praeludium
Allegro
Arioso [mp3: 6.8MB]
Fuga
Chorale
Curtis Macomber, violin

CD also includes music for solo violin by Allen Anderson, Arthur Kreiger and Nicholas Maw

 

 

 

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City of Gold


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  City of Gold (CRI 841)

City of Gold (1996)
Fenwick Smith, flute

Piano Trio no. 2 (1997)
Allegro
Lento espressivo
Grazioso ed un po’ scherzoso
Cyrus Stevens, violin; Michael Curry, ‘cello; Donald Berman, piano

Echoes of Petrarch (1992)
Canzone (piacevole)
spacer“Chiare, fresche e dolci acque”
Sonetto (agitato)
spacer“Pace non trovo e non ho da far guerra”
Madrigale (contemplativo)
spacer“Non al suo amante più Diana piacque”
Susan Hampton Gall, flute; William Kirkley, clarinet; David Horne, piano

String Quartet no. 2 (1973)
Allegro
Grave
Vivo
Lento espressivo
Pro Arte Quartet: Norman Paulu, Martha Francis, Richard Blum and Parry Karp

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Elegy


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  Elegy (CRI 786)

Elegy (1982)
Part I
Ist alles denn verloren (Goethe)
A sè stesso (Leopardi)
Agonia (Ungaretti)

Part II
Der Spinnerin Lied (Brentano)
The Winters are so Short (Emily Dickinson)
Um Mitternacht (Goethe)
A Bronze Immortal Takes Leave of Han (Li Ho, tr. A.C. Graham)
Jane Bryden, soprano; the Brandeis Contemporary Chamber Players, David Hoose, conductor

String Quartet no. 4 (1996)
Vigoroso
Adagio espressivo
Lydian String Quartet: Daniel Stepner, Judith Eissenberg, Mary Ruth Ray, Rhonda Rider

Epithalamion (1986)
I Prelude (A.R. Ammons: Love Song)
II Scherzo (Anon. 16th cent.)
III Invocation (Edmund Spenser: Epithalamion, stanza 20)
James Maddalena, baritone; Nancy Cirillo, violin; Virginia Crumb, harp