Impromptu for Solo Viola

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Viola | 7′

“…extended contrapuntal play…” for the viola

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Midi

 

Midi (Medea) is a native singer in the bar of a hotel/brothel in a city in the French Antilles, c. 1930. She is also a sorceress, a descendant of the Sun himself, loved and feared on the island. She lives with a dubious American “businessman,” Jaz, who cheats on her and beats her. She could destroy him with her magic, but, loving him, she is helpless.

By Lewis Spratlan | An Opera in Two Acts | 86′

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Arpeggione for Cello and String Orchestra

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello and SATB Choir a cappella | 26′ Continue reading

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Missa in Fine Orbis Terrae

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Choir and Organ | 11′ Continue reading

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Calgary Herald: Evelyn Glennie and Land’s End Ensemble provide spectacular evening

“Woolf seems to have carefully considered the relationship of physicality to the performers’ bodies, for example their height, physical performance characteristics and their physical relationship with the instrument. Set in shards of imitative Bach cello suite fragments, and buttressed with non-tonal impressionistic properties, both percussive or spectral, the discontinuous narrative was something to be experienced, and far less so to be analyzed. Entanglement summarized well our own semi-conscious relationships with bodies as sonic conveyors, whether it be our own body relating to another person, or how we relate resonantly to the unique acoustic nature of each instrument we encounter, as though each instrument were equivalent in vibrancy to a person’s body…”

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Joy Song

By Lewis Spratlan | For solo clarinet | 10′

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Of War

By Lewis Spratlan | For Mixed SATB Chorus, and Orchestra| 30′

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Dreamworlds

By Lewis Spratlan | For Piano, four hands | 15′

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Bangladesh

By Lewis Spratlan | For Piano| 14′

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Duo for Violin and Cello

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Violin and Cello| 3′ Continue reading

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Entanglement

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Cello and Percussion | 10′ Continue reading

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Act Without Words

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Clarinet in B flat| 15′ Continue reading

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Tippet Fugue

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Cello Piccolo and Harpsichord| 3′ Continue reading

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One to One to One

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Three Female Voices, Three Cellos,  and Three Basses | 15′ Continue reading

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San Francisco Classical Voice: the Dizzying World of György Ligeti

March 21, 2017

“Woolf’s illustrative music here … skillfully augments the performers’ movements. Short motivic bursts illustrate the sudden actions of the man falling off a box and throwing himself against a wall, for example —but  when he cradles the length of rope, contemplating the sweetness of death, Woolf trades terse gestures for long, legato tones.”
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Center for New Music: Interview with Luna Pearl Woolf about Act Without Words I

March 14, 2017

“…Whatever the presence is that’s calling the man’s attention to various things in the play has its own attitude – silly, flirty, angry – and becomes its own kind of character. Since Beckett does not include any description of the whistles, I’ve chosen to shape how the whistles behave and change over the course of the play… Continue reading

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New York Times: When musicians get up and move

A Victorian dictum, now out of fashion, states that children should be seen, not heard. The opposite might be said of the 19th-century concert setup: Players were to be heard, not seen — or at least not draw attention to themselves.

But that view is changing as well.

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Examiner: PENTATONE tries to get the jump on Christmas music marketing

Oxingale Music

29 October 2015

“Woolf has mustered just the right combination of sonorities and thematic material that makes the perfect glove to fit Wilner’s poetic hand.”

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Herald-Times: Chamber Choir Focuses on Musical, Verbal Message

Oxingale Music

March 5, 2013

The Bloomington chamber choir Voces Novae performs with artistic integrity and is motivated by social conscience.

At the heart of the concert was a performance of “Après Moi, le Déluge,”

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La Fabrique Culturelle TV: Cordes et discorde

06 May 2016

Watch a four minute video of Luna Pearl Woolf’s 12 May 2016 Triptyque program at the Salle Bourgie, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from La Fabrique Culturelle TV. The program features Mélange à trois, One to One to One, and Rumi: Quatrains of Love.
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