James Sellars


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Audentes Fortuna Juvat (from "The Turing Opera")

mezz, bari, tape
text by Thomas Meyer
Duration: 4:00
Date of Composition: 1988

Score and Parts: $25

August Week

bari, tape
text by Henry David Thoreau
Duration: 32:00
Date of Composition: 1982

Score: $30 (score and tape)

Beulah in Chicago

narrator, sop sax (or cl), cornet (or tpt), cb, perc, pno
text by Frank O'Hara
Duration: 13:00
Date of Composition: 1981
(requires QuickTime) recording of 1st movement. Narrator: John McDonough; Hartt Contemporary Players; James Sellars, cond.

Score and Parts: $75

Chanson Dada

sop, fl (picc), ob, cl (B, E, bs cl), alto sax, tpt, trbn, pno, 2 perc, vln, vcl, cb
text by Tristan Tzara
First produced, Monadnock Music Festival, New Hampshire, 1979. Joanne Scattergood, sop; James Bolle, cond; Peter Sellars, dir.
Duration: 27:00
Date of Composition: 1979

Score: $100
Rental Parts: $150

Dear Kjell (from "The Turing Opera")

bari, tape
text by Thomas Meyer
Duration: 17:00
Date of Composition: 1992

Early Music

texts by Benjamin Franklin and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
version for sop, vln, ob (E.h), cl, bsn by Yvar Mikhashoff, 1981 ("Two American Songs)
Duration: 4:00
Date of Composition: 1967

Score: $15

Five Apollinaire Songs

version for sop, vln, cl, vcl by Yvar Mikhashoff, 1979
texts by Guillaume Apollinaire
Duration: 10:00
Date of Composition: 1966

Score: $20

Kissing Songs

4 singers (SATB), pno 4-hands
texts by Catullus, John Fletcher, Coventry Patmore, Thomas Moore, William Drummond of Hawthornden, Leigh Hunt, John Chatwin, and John Langhorne
Duration: 12:00
Date of Composition: 1996

Score: $20
Parts: $8 (each)

Miscellaneous Songs (10)

bari, string qt, kbd.
Texts by James Sellars (except *)
1: Discontinuous; 2: Dolce Far Niente; 3: Function; 4: I Have Nothing to Say (*text by Edwin Morgan); 5: Is This a Love Song; 6: I've Decided; 7: I've Never Talked to a Tree; 8: JNNY (*with Todd Merrell); 9: Sound in my Head; 10: To Write a Song.
Duration: 45:00
Date of Composition: 1988-94

Score: $10 (each)

No No Noo Noo Nah Nah

3 voices, tape
text by James Sellars
Duration: 3:00
Date of Composition: 1986

Scoreand Parts: $20

The Passage of the Sun

version for sop, string qt by Yvar Mikhashoff, 1980 ("Two Songs on Poems by William Blake")
Duration: 4:00
Date of Composition: 1963

Score: $20

The Shrouded Stranger

bari, tape (or 3 instruments)
text by Allen Ginsberg
Duration: 3:00
Date of Composition: 1983

Score: $20

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