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Based on frescoes and mosaics in Pompeii

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An exploration of musical material from Bond's first opera Travels, based on Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Hot Air reflects Gulliver's restless energy, his constant hunger for adventure, his eagerness for the journey, impatient to begin.
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Based on three Tarot cards: the Magician, representing ambiguity, with music shifting suddenly from the mysterious and solemn to the cunning and dexterous; the High Priestess, possessing wisdom, passion and secrets of the law, her music is calm but slowly ignites into throbbing desire; the Fool, considered both the holy mystic and the intoxicated lunatic, embodies music of both comedy and chaos.

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Based on three Tarot cards: the Magician, representing ambiguity, with music shifting suddenly from the mysterious and solemn to the cunning and dexterous; the High Priestess, possessing wisdom, passion and secrets of the law, her music is calm but slowly ignites into throbbing desire; the Fool, considered both the holy mystic and the intoxicated lunatic, embodies music of both comedy and chaos.

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Using a traditional Chinese folksong, Moli Hua or Jasmine Flower as a point of reference, the piece contrasts the pure, simple flowing melody with a desire to break free of the orderly and explore the complex, asymmetrical, chaotic elements that contrast the song.
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A saxophone plays on a subway platform, his music being periodically drown out by the passing trains.
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Six musical portraits of colorfully weird, menacing plant…It takes a composer of Bond's skill to work them into a vivid picture, and a player of Cooper's caliber to make the most of it. Together they had the audience laughing out loud.
- The Villager

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Based on a Greek Orthodox chant, this solo work became the basis for the piano concerto "Ancient Keys."

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I am fascinated with the music of the Far East and in my travels I have had ample opportunity to participate both as performer and composer in the music of China. Although I have never been to Japan, I am attracted to its music and to its culture. For many years have had a strong desire to compose a work related to Rashomon. The story was adapted by Akutagawa Ry?nosuke from the Konjaku Monogatarish?, an anonymous 12th Century collection of folk tales. The story tells of a murder witnessed by a group of people who have gathered under the dilapidated Rashomon gate to escape the rain. Rashomon literally means “the castle gate” and is the name of a large gate that stood between Kyoto and Nara in Japan. All of their accounts of the crime differ radically, but we are never told which account is the truth.
The form of the story is intrinsically musical, being a theme and variations, but the emotional context gives this classical form a new perspective. I divided the work into four movements, and within the larger theme and variations, each movement has its own form:
I. The Gate - Theme
II. The Murder: A Crime of Violence – Variations
III. The Murder: A Cold Calculation – Passacaglia
IV. The Murder: A Crime of Passion - Rondo

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Using original tropes notated in A. W. Binder's Biblical Chant for Esther and Ruth, Bond invented her own for Judith as the story comes from the apocrypha and not from the Torah. The stories of these three biblical women share a willingness to defy the conventions of their day to save their people
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Theme and variations on the Brazilian samba, emphasizing the earthy qualities of the flute and percussive aspects of the piano.
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Contains an element common to both Chinese music and American jazz
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Based on sculptures by Marjorie Michael entitled, A Woman's Journey, portraying vignettes of ordinary scenes from a woman’s life

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Musicians are traditionally called upon to entertain at important functions, the most common being weddings, familiar to all cultures, and Bar Mitzvahs, the Jewish coming of age celebration. The ambiguity of these occasions prompted the choice of a Yiddish folk song Hat ein Man eine Weibele
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Jack Larsen’s fabric designs are the inspiration for Woven. The work applies the principle of interwoven strands of colored thread to interwoven musical lines. Texture, color and design are the governing elements.
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Cyclops is based on Episode 12 of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

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Psalm 84 has appealed to me ever since I encountered it in the Brahms Requiem when I sang in the chorus during my undergraduate years at the University of Southern California. It expresses the profound appreciation I feel for the natural world and the exaltation that sweeps over me during walks when I contemplate the beauty of our planet. When I was commissioned by Soli Deo Gloria to compose a psalm setting as part of the organization’s psalms project, I immediately thought of #84.

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A Jewish prayer that emphasizes the importance of names.
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Based on three Tarot cards.
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Music: Victoria Bond
Text: Jonathan Fink
SATB Chorus

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble commissioned me to set a portion of Jonathan Fink’s moving poem “Conflagration and Wage: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911” which was performed on March 12, 2011 in New York as a tribute to that auspicious event.

The portion of the poem I chose was a letter from a young woman who worked at the factory to her mother in which she writes of her longing for home. She is lonely in New York without her family and dreams of them being together again. The poem ends with the tragic line “but even in my dreams your voice is gone.”

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The idea for the piano concerto Ancient Keys began as a fragile melody, sung by the pianist Paul Barnes, on a foggy hillside in the Czech city of Zlin. Paul and I were on our way to a recording session for my first piano concerto and he was relating to me his ecstatic experiences singing in the choir of a Greek Orthodox Church.
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Black Light was composed in 1988 but revised and expanded for pianist Paul Barnes and was given its premiere performance by Barnes in November of 1997 in the Czech Republic. The title “Black Light” suggests the light that shines from the music of African America – music which has had a profound effect on Bond’s own compositions. In this particular concerto, several aspects of that influence are explored.
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The three biblical women who give their names to these three books share a willingness to defy the conventions of their day to save their people.
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Frank Almond

Thomas Jefferson's words come alive with Victoria Bond's "Soul of a Nation."

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Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra
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Theme and variation on the Brazilian samba

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