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Counting Backwards by Anthony R. Green

from Drifting by Aaron Larget-Caplan

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    An autographed compact disc of DRIFTING, Volume 3 of the New Lullaby Project. Each one will be numbered 2-40.

    Designed by Alex Fedorov and Aaron Larget-Caplan, each disc includes an 8-page booklet with composer notes and biographies, as well as a preface by Aaron.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Drifting via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Sheet Music

    Music of the New Lullaby Project, Volume One
    Fifteen 21st-century works for solo guitar.
    Commissioned, curated, and edited by Aaron Larget-Caplan
    Published by the American Composers Alliance in association with ALC Publishing

    CONTENTS
    3 Francine Trester – my darling’s slumber
    6 Agustín Castilla-Ávila – Perseiden
    10 Stephanie Ann Boyd – Esperanza
    15 Carson Cooman – Unfolding the Gates of Dawn
    18 Scott Wheeler – Nachtlied
    23 Alan Fletcher – Lullaby in Three Voices
    27 Thomas L. Read – The Moon Through The Window Shines Down
    31 Patricia Julien – After Many Days Without Rain
    34 Barnaby Oliver – The Pillow That You Dream On
    36 David Leisner – Disturbed, A Lullaby
    41 John McDonald – You Are Alone To Sleep
    45 David McMullin – Sleeping Light, Spinning World
    48 Vineet Shende – Reva’s Lullaby
    52 Eric Schwartz – Song Softly Sung, in Trying Times
    54 Demetrius Spaneas – A Child Sings at Thanksgiving

    Studio Recordings can be found on Bandcamp:
    New Lullaby (2010) – Aaron Larget-Caplan
    Nights Transfigured (2020) – Aaron Larget-Caplan

    Curator's note (excerpt):

    The solos found in this first volume give an introduction to the more than 60 compositions written between 2006-2020 by over 50 composers from nine countries. Volume one contains compositions from Austria, Australia and the USA, and have lullabies inspired by composers’ children, song and the intimacy of singing to another, the end of night, poetry, longing for sleep, our troubled times, and of course, the melding of stars and moonbeams. On a theoretical level there are a variety of musical languages: tonal, 12-tone, contrapuntal, North Indian, First Nation, additive, minimalist, and quasi-improvisational. A few will stand out for their use of extended techniques, only three require scordatura, and harmonics abound!

    These compositions assert that the sonic boundaries of the guitar are only limited by the composer’s imagination and physical abilities of the player. Whether a student, amateur, or professional there is a lullaby for you.

    60 pages; 9'x12'; includes a composer's bios and notes on the pieces.
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  • Sheet Music

    Music of the New Lullaby Project, Volume Two
    Sixteen 21st-century works for solo guitar.
    Commissioned, curated, and edited by Aaron Larget-Caplan

    Published by the American Composers Alliance In association with ALC Music Publishing.

    Page
    3 Francine Trester Lullaby for Our Time
    5 Anthony R. Green Counting Backwards
    9 Charles Turner White Potatoes
    12 Stefanie Lubkowski Drifting
    17 Garrett Ian Shatzer Lullaby for D---
    20 Ken Ueno Ed è Subito Sera
    26 Jim Dalton A World of Your Own
    30 Jacob Mashak Lulubye
    32 John McDonald Upward
    34 Martin Max Schreiner A Lullaby in Restless Times
    37 Thomas Schuttenhelm Wiegenlied (Cradle Song)
    40 Lynn Job The Sixth Night
    43 Jonathan Feist No Time & Leaky Roof
    47 Nolan Stolz Lullaby for Sam
    50 Roger Éon Berceuse

    Comments
    There are lullabies born from a poem (Dalton/Shatzer/Ueno), a story (Éon), and from a musical (Turner). There is Adam and Eve’s first lullaby (Job), one written during a lecture (McDonald), and another was inspired by a leaky roof (Feist). Some soothe us steadily (Schuttenhelm), while we drift between worlds as our heads nod off (Lubkowski/Green). A couple acknowledge the struggles of our time (Schreiner/Trester), and others offer touches of love and hope (Feist/Stolz). Some lullabies reflect humanity, others testify to a memory and affirmation of a time passed by, while a gorgeous 12-tone lullaby (Mashak) sits quietly to be discovered.

    Though they lean tonal, the compositional languages vary greatly. Except for a few pieces, the tuning remains mostly standard, but one does asks that you tune on the fly. There are string pulls and some technical challenges, but don’t worry, harmonics of all types abound. My hope is that you will create your own relationships with the music, so I have not added fingerings. Those that do include fingerings or string directions are by the composer.

    For Recordings (all compositions are recorded):
    New Lullaby
    The Legend of Hagoromo (Ueno)
    Nights Transfigured
    Drifting

    * All issued by Stone Records as of August 6, 2021. Streaming/downloads everywhere. CDs only on Bandcamp at: alcguitar.bandcamp.com
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COUNTING BACKWARDS (2020) by Anthony R. Green
When children (young and old) have difficulty falling asleep, one well-known suggestion is to start from a rather large number and count backwards. Doing this, I am guessing, is supposed to exhaust certain aspects of mental capacity to a point where one falls asleep with facility. What usually happens during this process are waves of cognition; the brain fighting to accomplish a task while simultaneously wanting to shut down and relax for the night. In this short lullaby Counting Backwards, this idea is at the fore. The melody, texture, and ostinato all undergo wave-like transformations. Eventually everything breaks down as the mind, body, and soul succumb to much needed sleep.

• Premiered online for the Boston New Music Festival on November 10, 2020.
• Score published in Hushed, volume two of the New Lullaby Project by the American Composers Alliance.

The practice of Anthony R. Green (1984-) includes musical and visual creations, interpretations of original, contemporary, and repertoire works, collaborations, educational outreach, and more. Behind his artistic endeavors are the ideals of equality and freedom. Green’s various projects have been presented in 25+ countries, including at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Cité de la musique et de la danse, Jordan Hall, and Symphony Hall. Green also co-founded Castle of our Skins: celebrating Black Artistry through Music. www.anthonyrgreen.com

credits

from Drifting, released June 4, 2021
ALBUM CREDITS
Produced, Edited and Engineered by Aaron Larget-Caplan.
Mixed and Mastered by Steve Hunt at The Kitchen, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA.
Recorded 20-23 November 2020 at L’atelier d’artiste Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Publishers: Centerlinemusic Publishing (1); Composers (2,5,6,7,9,11,12,14,15); Frank E. Warren Music Service (3); Norwegian National Library (4); Pantograph Publishing (8); American Composers Alliance (10,13)
Guitar: Olivier Fanton D’Andon, 2009. Strings: Hannabach.

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(p) 2021 ALC Music Publishing licence to Stone Records Ltd.
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Aaron Larget-Caplan Boston, Massachusetts

Aaron Larget-Caplan – has premiered over 85 compositions, and directs and curates the New Lullaby Project and ¡Con Fuego!
His arrangements and recording of the music of JOHN CAGE are issued by Edition Peters and Stone Records are the first to be sanctioned by the estate.
He has 8 solo albums, and the first of his own compositions ‘honey cadence’ was released in April 2022.
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