The Music of
Ronald James Brown
A SymphonyOctober 2012 - December 2012
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Violin ConcertoAugust 2008 - December 2009
Dedicated to Kurt Baumgartner who has never wavered in his support and friendship. In its entirty
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The S. S. Newfoundland: 1914August-September 2006
A tone poem, in memory of the 78 men and boys who lost their lives when they were abandoned on the ice, by their captain, during a North Atlantic winter storm in March, 1914. Introduction: Ice and Seals
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For political reasons, in 1953 the Canadian government relocated 33 Inuit 2,600 km to the north of their homes in Inukjuak, Quebec. Their new location: a rocky beach surrounded by inpenetrable mountains, known in English as Grise Fiord, and in Inuktatuk as Aujuittuq which means place that never thaws. They were left to their own devices to survive the intolerable cold and dark in tents in a land they did not know . On arrival at their new location one of the women said: Sailarjuarmiinginaaqitaa (“Are we still in the same world?”) Part 1: Abandoned
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- Children Sleeping Under Bridges Fall, 2005. I wrote both lyrics and music. I created an arrangement for male choir, but, the choir, during rehearsal, dropped plans for its performance because of objections to the subject matter by choir-members. Some of my practicing Christian friends have also expressed shock akin to outrage. On the other hand, you might want to read Katherine O'Moore-Klopf's blog entry for Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Delian Society Contributions
The Delian Society, conceived by American composer Joseph Dillon Ford, was founded on 23 January 2004 as an international community of composers, performers, scholars, recording engineers, music publishers, and amateurs dedicated to the revitalization of the great tonal traditions in art music. The Society takes its name from the Greek Island of Delos, legendary birthplace of Apollo, god of music and light. (Wikipedia)
Each festival is centred around a given theme described on its dedicated web page.
- My Garden Flourishes Beneath the Frozen Earth (2007)
Bosch's Paradise (2008)
Premiered June 29, 2008 Metz, France. Violon: Cécile Mardikian; Alto: Marie Steinmetz; Violoncelle: Andreď Jourdane; Basson: Henri Roman
- Trees Do Fall (2008)
- The Fergus Faire (2008)
Tout en chantant sur le mode mineur (2009)
Premiered 2009 Seattle, Washington
Scheduled to be performed in France in spring 2013.
Nosferatu (2009) Screening room 1, 2:00 o'clock
A musical commentary on the classic horror movie.
Euterpe, Melpomene, Thalia: Music, Tragedy, Comedy (2010)
Scheduled for performance in France, Spring 2011.