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Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac : Song cycle

by Margaret Brandman (2016)

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Performance by Barbora Polaskova, Matej Chadima, Petr Ozana from the CD Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac

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Work Overview

This work is a Song Cycle of 12 songs, one for each star sign of the Zodiac. Each song is composed with different compositional techniques ranging from Contemporary Classic to Swing Jazz. Lyrics are by astrologer and poet Benita Rainer.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Baritone (or mezzo-soprano), piano.

Duration: 30 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — wide tessitura, some works are rhythmic challenging

Contents note: The Ram in Spring -- Four Castles of Stone -- In Two Minds -- Dance of Life -- Lion Love -- Virgo Delight -- In Perfect, Perfect Pitch -- The Water Dragon -- Cosmic Fire -- The Mountain Goat -- Universal Truth Remains -- In Neptune's Realm.

First performance: by Martin Cooke, Margaret Brandman at The Music of Margaret Brandman (Recital Hall East) on 3 Sep 2016

The composer notes the following styles, subjects and genres associated with this work:
Contemporary Classical, Jazz influences, Strongly melodic and sound harmonic structures.

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Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('Four Castles of Stone' Taurus Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('Cosmic Fire' Sagittarius Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('Virgo Delight' Virgo Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ( 'Dance of Life' Sun-Sign Cancer Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('In Perfect, Perfect Pitch' Libra Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('The Mountain Goat' Capricorn Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('Universal Truth Remains' Aquarius Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('In Neptune's Realm' Pisces Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('The Ram in Spring' Aries Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('In Two Minds' Gemini song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('Lion Love' Leo Song)
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac ('The Water Dragon' Scorpio Song)

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Performances of this work

19 Aug 2018: at Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac - Album Launch Concert (Eugene Goossens Hall). Featuring John Antoniou, Coro Austral, Margot McLaughlin, Margaret Brandman, Désirée Regina.

14 Sep 2017: at Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac (Concert Hall of the Czech Museum of Music).

14 Sep 2017: at Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac (Concert Hall of the Czech Museum of Music). Featuring Jiří Petrdlik, Prague Mixed Chamber Choir.

3 Sep 2016: at The Music of Margaret Brandman (Recital Hall East). Featuring Margaret Brandman, Martin Cooke.

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