This spring, Claude Baker is seeing two of his works performed. His recently-composed work for 24 voice chorus and percussion, Hor Chel’l Ciel e la Terra, will receive its second performance by the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory chorus, conducted by Earl Rivers on April 8. The piece is a creative “reimagining” of the second work in Claudio Monteverdi’s eighth book of madrigals. The original is a setting of a sonnet by Petrarch for six voices, two violins and continuo and is unquestionably one of Monteverdi’s greatest masterpieces. Contact our rental department for more information or perusal materials.
Claude Baker’s frequently performed work, SHADOWS (1990) is described in the composer’s program notes as a “non-vocal commentary on four haiku texts of rather macabre imagery.” The poems that inspired the piece each relate to one of the four seasons. On April 18, 2018 conductor Gilbert Varga will lead the Indiana University Symphony in a performance of the piece.