Incidental Music

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Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

(1998, revised, 2010, 2017)
Flute (Piccolo, Alto Flute), Clarinet (Bass Clarinet), Violin (Viola), Cello, Percussion, and Keyboards

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

Prerecorded synthesized and sampled sound.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Mezzo-Soprano, Women’s Voices, Guitar, Recorders, Percussion

The Crucible

(1994, revised 2014)
Flute, Oboe (English Horn), Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Mandolin, Percussion, and Piano

Dark of the Moon

Prerecorded synthesizer and live singer/guitarist
Currently Unavailable

The Elephant Man


The Lark

Prerecorded and processed SATB chorus


Prerecorded synthesized and sampled sound

Peer Gynt

Prerecorded synthesized and sampled sound

Three Sisters

Violin, Cello, and Piano

To Kill a Mockingbird

Prerecorded synthesized and sampled sound

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Prerecorded child’s voice and Synthesizer
Currently Unavailable
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?Who Stole the Polka?

Guy Klucevsek

1992, Eva Records – WWCX 2037

?Who Stole the Polka? is the second volume of pieces that accordionist Guy Klucevsek commissioned from composers ranging widely over the contemporary new music scene in the mid-’80s. 

Track 9A

“The Devil’s Polka”

Serenely Cedille

eighth blackbird

Cedille Records – CDR 8001

This new disc of calming classics, drawn from 16 different, acclaimed CDs in the Cedille Records catalog, consists of rare gems of relaxing classical music, ranging from symphony and concerto movements to solo piano, choral, and chamber works. 

Track 9

“Thirteen Ways” - Mvt. IV


Round Nut Tool

eighth blackbird

“Round Nut Tool is our debut CD! A mix of our favorite works from the 1998-99 season, including excerpt tracks from Thomas Albert’s Thirteen Ways. This CD was independently recorded in Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH. Produced and recorded by Michael Schulze and Charles Dixon. Additional support provided by AT&T Research Labs.” 

Tracks 6-8

“Thirteen Ways” - Mvts. VI, XI, VIII

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Eighth Blackbird - Thirteen Ways, Thomas Albert

Thirteen Ways

eighth blackbird

2003, Cedille Records
Thirteen Ways is Eighth Blackbird’s commercial recording debut album on Cedille Records, featuring music by four of America’s most gifted composers: David Schober (b. 1974), Thomas Albert (b. 1948), Joan Tower (b. 1938), and George Perle (b. 1915).
Tracks 12 – 24

“Thirteen Ways”

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Thomas Albert, Composer - A Maze (with Grace), Devil's Rain - Relâche

On Edge


1990, Mode Records – mode 22
Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Relâche is devoted to the development and performance of contemporary music with an emphasis on works of an experimental nature.
Track 3

“A Maze (With Grace)”

Track 4

“Devil's Rain”


Thomas Albert, Night Music - Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

Drunken Moon/Night Music

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

2007, Lime Green Productions
Two engaging, imaginative and accessible works are featured on this disk of commissions from our 30th Anniversary Season.
(Tracks 11 – 17)

“Night Music”

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