more work samples from the composer, andrea clearfield

Below are 3 more sample audio files with their corresponding scores and libretto. 

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rabsong shar
(eastern room of the palace)

Rabsong Shar (Eastern Room of the Palace), 2016, 7 min. excerpt from a 13-minute work for soprano, chamber orchestra, digital audio. When I was invited as McIlroy Composer in Residence at the University of Arkansas in 2016, I was commissioned to write a piece for the New Music Ensemble on the theme of "music as story". I chose to write a work inspired by the song “Rabsong Shar” (The Eastern Room of the Palace), a favorite of the last King of Lo Monthang. Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista, whom I was honored to meet. Rabsong Shar was premiered at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville on April 21, 2016 by the New Music Ensemble directed by Jamal Duncon. The soprano soloist was Moon-Sook Park. I revised the work in 2017 for larger ensemble. This recording is from a subsequent performance in 2017 at the University of Texas at Austin with the New Music Ensemble directed by Dan Welcher, Suzanne Lis, soprano. 

Composer: Andrea Clearfield

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tse go la
(at the threshold of this life)

32 minute cantata scored for double chorus (SATB and SSA), chamber orchestra and electronics, inspired by the composer’s Tibetan music field work, in Tibetan and English. Commissioned by the Mendlessohn Club Chorus and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir. Premiered by those two ensembles and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Sample includes performance at the University of Austin, conducted by Dan Welcher.

Composer: Andrea Clearfield
Librettist: Traditional texts with new poetry by Dr. Dienna Craig, Chairman of the Anthropology Department, Dartmouth College.


the golem psalms

30 minute cantata scored for baritone soloist, chorus and orchestra, commissioned by The Mendelssohn Club and premiered by Sanford Sylvan, baritone, The Mendelssohn Club chorus and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (augmented). 7 movements. CD recording: Metamorphosis on Innova Label with works by Jennifer Higdon and James Primosch.

Composer: Andrea Clearfield
Librettist: Ellen Frankel