Monday, June 20, 2011

Book of Abraham - Caroline Shaw, Majel Connery, Elliot Cole

From rehearsals for The Book of Abraham, a chamber pop song cycle I've been working on with Caroline Shaw & Elliot Cole, my two new favorite people, first-year composers in the Princeton composition department.

This work in progress was presented as part of a "Music + Theater Symposium" at Princeton last Friday, June 17 in the Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater. Here are a few excerpts from a recent rehearsal.

"You Are Smiling," written by Caroline Shaw (seated, Red Flyer), and performed by Majel Connery.

"The Speech of Nothing."

Elliot Cole's dance break:

And Caroline's final, beautiful solo: