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© 2018 by Darci Griffith Gamerl

brad  bombardier

WORKS FOR SOLO VOICE

In Paradisum, Op.2 (1981)
soprano, piano, string quartet

pockets, Op.13 (1985)
text: Marcia Jagodzinske
soprano, piano

"...what is sorrow for?" Op.14 (1985)
text: Robert Bly (used by permission)
soprano, flute/alto flute, 'cello

untitled, Op.15 (1985)
text: Julie Ball (her poem "spiraling" used by permission)
soprano, flute, percussion, piano

Shakespearean Song, Op.18 (1986)    

from “Romeo and Juliet” (Act 3, Scene 2, 19-25)
alto, 3 clarinets, 2 alto clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, contralto clarinet

Four Rilke Songs, Op.28 (1988)

(translations by Robert Bly; used by permission)
“In this town, the last house stands”
“Autumn”
“And where is he...?”
“I live my life...”
tenor, bass clarinet (opt. contrabass clarinet), percussion, piano

Songs of Silence, Op.34 (1988)
texts: Robert Bly, from “Silence in the Snowy Fields” (used by permission)
“After working”
“A late spring day in my life”

“After drinking all night with a friend, we go out in a boat at dawn to see who can write
  the best poem”
“Driving to town late to mail a letter”
“Snowfall in the afternoon”
soprano, tenor, piano

The Hero, Op.39 (1989)
text: Robert Horan
medium voice, piano

(Hear this piece on the "listen" page of this website)

Three Ecstatic Poems of Kabir, Op.43 (1989)

translations by Robert Bly (used by permission)
“The flute of interior time”
“I have been thinking”
“O listen, friend”
tenor, percussion, organ

Lament, Op.46 (1990)

text by Ranier Maria Rilke, translation by Robert Mueller (used by permission)
tenor and lute
Op.46a (1991): version for tenor and piano

(Hear this piece on the "listen" page of this website)


Five Rilke Songs, Op.54 (1990)

texts by Ranier Maria Rilke, translations by Robert Bly
“My life is not this steeply sloping hour”
“You darkness, that I come from”
“Pont du carrousel”
“Sense of something coming”
“October day”
mezzo-soprano, tenor, percussion, piano

Snowbanks North of the House, Op.62 (1992)
text: Robert Bly (from “Silence in the Snowy Fields”)
tenor and lute

Kesaillalla, Op.63 (1992) (from”Three Finnish Folksongs”)
soprano, baritone, symphony orchestra
commissioned by the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra for “Finnfest '92”
published by MMB, Inc.

Arvon mekin ansaitsemme, Op.64 (1992) (from “Three Finnish Folksongs”)
soprano, baritone, symphony orchestra
commissioned by the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra for “Finnfest '92”
published by MMB, Inc.

 

December 1st, Op.68a (1992) (from “Three Songs for William Bastian”)
text by Anne Sexton (from “Eighteen Days Without You”)
tenor and piano

What John Saw, Op.68b (1992) (from “Three Songs for William Bastian”)
text by Timothy Buck (used by permission)
tenor and piano

A Clear Midnight, Op.68c (1992) (from “Three Songs for William Bastian”)
text by Walt Whitman (from “From Noon to Starry Night”)
tenor and piano

Satujen Saari, Op.74 (1993)
text: traditional
baritone and piano

Moonlight in the Woods, Op.81 (1993)
text: Metsassaa
medium voice and piano

Four Hallucinations, Op.83 (1994)
texts: Timothy Stratioti (used by permission)

I. The Slab of Ham

II. The Albatross

III. Little Birds

IV. The Banker's Clerk
tenor,  2 trombones, piano

getting off the train at brimson, Op.85 (1994)
 
text: Jim Johnson
 low voice and piano

“Ned doesn't have to work”, Op.96 (1996)
 
text: Ned Rorem
 tenor and piano

i am of caring human flesh WoO (1998)

text: Elizabeth Hohenberger (used by permission)

tenor, violin, piano

“...to see - once more - the stars.” Op.126 (2004) (from “Inferno” by Dante, translation by Zappulla)
 
tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, string quartet
 commissioned by Erik Honkanen

“...now ready for the stars” Op.129 (2005) (from “Purgatorio” by Dante, translation by Musa)
 
soprano, tenor, baritone, bassoon, 2 percussion, 4 vln, 4 vla, 4 vd
 commissioned by Erik Honkanen

“...the Love that moves the stars.” Op.130 (2006) (from “Paradiso” by Dante, translation by Ciardi)
soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, 1.0.0.1 / 0.1.0.0 2pc strings SATB chorus
 commissioned by Erik Honkanen

songs of longing and desire, Op.156a,b,c (2017)
"Gift"
"Having left"
"America"
texts by Jonathan Dallas (used by permission)
tenor/baritone and piano

(Hear this piece on the "listen" page of this website)

to kiss you again, Op. 159 (2017)

text by Ari Eastman

soprano, English horn and piano

commissioned by Darci Griffith Gamerl for “I The Siren”

(commission fee = construction of this website!)

"Brittle, Bright" - Songs on Poems of Marion Thompson van Steenwyk, Op. 162 (2018)

(used by permission)

"Singing Mountain"

"Quietness"

"Youth Died Today"

"fragment"

"If Some Day You Should Come"

"Trees In Autumn"

"Now That The Day Is Over"

written for Sarah Knott

funding provided by Linda Turpening and John van Steenwyk

mezzo-soprano and piano

(Hear this piece on the "listen" page of this website)

mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra, Op.162a (in progress)

Twelve Songs: IX ("Stop all the clocks"), Op. 163 (2018)

text by W. H. Auden

baritone and piano

written for Elias Mokole

Walking Around, Op.16x (201x)

text by Pablo Neruda

translation compiled from various sources  by BB

to be written for Elias Mokole

baritone and piano (in planning)

"Brittle, Bright" - Songs on Poems of Marion Thompson van Steenwyk, Set 2, Op.16x (20xx)

(used by permission)

"The Heart Stands Still"

"This Night"

"Ever Behind My Eyes"

"August"

"Candle Burning"

"Autumn"

"Lullaby"

mezzo-soprano and piano (in planning)