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Lost Daughters: Opera in One Act (Piano/Vocal Version)
  • Lost Daughters: Opera in One Act (Piano/Vocal Version)

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CAST: The Queen of the Night - Coloratura Soprano Mrs. Darling - Mezzo Soprano Clytemnestra - Contralto

SYNOPSIS:

In “Lost Daughters,” the Queen of the Night, Mrs. Darling, and Clytemnestra reconvening repeatedly to a desolate wasteland, where they return each time someone is done reading their stories. They then discuss the losses of each of their daughters, one by death, one by estrangement, and one by intervalic disappearance. It's also about how these three very different women come together to express their grief and eventually, with the discovery that they relive this story and these feelings on repeat, decide to try and end the cycle.

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Nightingale Songs (A Miniature Cycle)
  • Nightingale Songs (A Miniature Cycle)

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Nightingale Songs

Music: Rosśa Crean Text: Bea Goodwin

Nightingale songs began as bits of poem pieces extracted from Bea's diaries during the fall of the Kavanaugh hearings. The image of Philomela & birds flew from the page in an attempt to take back control of women's sexuality. The following songs, raw and genuine, are tiny shards of glass from a very broken time. Rosśa used the sentiment of each poem, as well as their own synesthesia, to compose melodic phrases based on the colors they were seeing: hues of rich browns, saffron, periwinkle, violet, and ruby red.

  1. Mother Earth Some women, when they have life inside of them, eat dirt like they are potted plants.

II. lamplight My skirt is a lampshade with a warm glow underneath

III. nightingale We are all Philomela; birds lined to slaughter, with songs we are too scared to sing.

IV. Venus de Milo Venus de Milo, I hold your arms and scotch tape You whisper: "dont fix me."

  1. nectar Under the flesh you taste is ruby red blown glass, and you, my hummingbird, are wet with nectar.
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Twilight Lifts the Veil - High Voice
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"Twilight Lifts the Veil" is a song cycle I have been asked repeatedly to compose for singers who have been looking for new music to perform during the Hallowe’en season. I have chosen three early 20th Century female poets whose words have often left me with an evanescent feeling, as if their words went through me and left a mark while floating ephemerally away. As a singer raised in the sean-nós vocal tradition, I have always felt that the naked voice is the most visceral way to reach the divine in any capacity, and I hope that this collection can draw that forward not only in the notes written and sung, but also in the spaces and silence between.

Singers’ Notes:

Perform at the tempi you see fit. I normally suggest anything around 90 bpm for a start, but do not see this as a piece the requires a metronome. Hold rests, stretch notes, accelerate, ritardando, and fermata as much as you would like for your own individual performance. There are no expectations but your own.

In the third song, All Hallows Night, I suggest the singer repeats the final phrase as much as they desire, with thoughts that the performance would end with the singer slowly leaving the performance space as the cycle nears completion, representing the coming and going of the departed as All Hallows Eve arrives and transitions to All Souls Day.

All in all, have fun! I certainly have.

Oíche Shamhna! Rosśa Crean 2018

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Twilight Lifts the Veil - Medium Voice
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"Twilight Lifts the Veil" is a song cycle I have been asked repeatedly to compose for singers who have been looking for new music to perform during the Hallowe’en season. I have chosen three early 20th Century female poets whose words have often left me with an evanescent feeling, as if their words went through me and left a mark while floating ephemerally away. As a singer raised in the sean-nós vocal tradition, I have always felt that the naked voice is the most visceral way to reach the divine in any capacity, and I hope that this collection can draw that forward not only in the notes written and sung, but also in the spaces and silence between.

Singers’ Notes:

Perform at the tempi you see fit. I normally suggest anything around 90 bpm for a start, but do not see this as a piece the requires a metronome. Hold rests, stretch notes, accelerate, ritardando, and fermata as much as you would like for your own individual performance. There are no expectations but your own.

In the third song, All Hallows Night, I suggest the singer repeats the final phrase as much as they desire, with thoughts that the performance would end with the singer slowly leaving the performance space as the cycle nears completion, representing the coming and going of the departed as All Hallows Eve arrives and transitions to All Souls Day.

All in all, have fun! I certainly have.

Oíche Shamhna!

Rosśa Crean 2018

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Twilight Lifts the Veil - Baritone Voice
  • Twilight Lifts the Veil - Baritone Voice

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"Twilight Lifts the Veil" is a song cycle I have been asked repeatedly to compose for singers who have been looking for new music to perform during the Hallowe’en season. I have chosen three early 20th Century female poets whose words have often left me with an evanescent feeling, as if their words went through me and left a mark while floating ephemerally away. As a singer raised in the sean-nós vocal tradition, I have always felt that the naked voice is the most visceral way to reach the divine in any capacity, and I hope that this collection can draw that forward not only in the notes written and sung, but also in the spaces and silence between.

Singers’ Notes:

Perform at the tempi you see fit. I normally suggest anything around 90 bpm for a start, but do not see this as a piece the requires a metronome. Hold rests, stretch notes, accelerate, ritardando, and fermata as much as you would like for your own individual performance. There are no expectations but your own.

In the third song, All Hallows Night, I suggest the singer repeats the final phrase as much as they desire, with thoughts that the performance would end with the singer slowly leaving the performance space as the cycle nears completion, representing the coming and going of the departed as All Hallows Eve arrives and transitions to All Souls Day.

All in all, have fun! I certainly have.

Oíche Shamhna!

Rosśa Crean 2018

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The Harbingers: An Unaccompanied Opera in One Act
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The Harbingers: An Unaccompanied Opera in One Act

Libretto by Kendra Leonard Music by Rosśa Crean Duration: 51 minutes

Written for ten singers, "The Harbingers" takes place on All Hallows Eve, where several different spectres of death convene to decide the fate of a recently-departed soul. The Soul may not be all she portrays herself to be, however, and the result is a struggle between the Harbingers over morality, mercy, and the perceptions of good & evil.

ROLES:

ATROPOS - CONTRALTO AZRAEL - LYRIC SOPRANO CLOTHO - MEZZO COUNTERTENOR/MEZZO SOPRANO DONN - BASS ERLIK - BARITONE HEL - COLORATURA SOPRANO LACHESIS - TENOR THE MORRIGAN - LYRIC SOPRANO SEKHMET - HIGH LYRIC TENOR/ALTO COUNTERTENOR THE SOUL - SOPRANO

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The Watchtower Psalms
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Composed for SAA(CT)TB ensemble, "The Watchtower Psalms" is a five-part vocal ritual based on alchemical ideologies and the Enochian communications of John Dee and Edward Kelley in 16th Century England. Each movement is based on the four elements and the Quintessence, the union of them all.

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The Times Are Nightfall: An Opera in One Act (Full Score)
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The Times Are Nightfall: An Opera in One Act

Full orchestration: Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Cello, Vibraphone, and Piano

Librettist - Aiden K. Feltkamp, with Chloë Schaaf Composer - Rosśa Crean

"The Times Are Nightfall" is the queer sequel to Mozart's "Don Giovanni." In this noir-style one-act, Anna and Elvira are coping with the aftermath of the events that have transpired as a result of Don Giovanni's treachery. The opera explores themes of rape culture and grief through the lens of two women who find solace in the most unexpected place: one another.

ROLES: Anna - Mezzo Soprano Elvira - Soprano

TW: blood, death, rape, suicide

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The Times Are Nightfall: An Opera in One Act (Piano/Vocal Score)
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The Times Are Nightfall: An Opera in One Act

Piano/Vocal Score

Librettist - Aiden K. Feltkamp, with Chloë Schaaf Composer - Rosśa Crean

"The Times Are Nightfall" is the queer sequel to Mozart's "Don Giovanni." In this noir-style one-act, Anna and Elvira are coping with the aftermath of the events that have transpired as a result of Don Giovanni's treachery. The opera explores themes of rape culture and grief through the lens of two women who find solace in the most unexpected place: one another.

ROLES: Anna - Mezzo Soprano Elvira - Soprano

TW: blood, death, rape, suicide

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