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Marie Nelson Bennett: Orpheus Lex, a modern setting of Orpheus & Eurydice / Artemis Chamber Ens.

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  1. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Entrance (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Red River Opening (Orpheus) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Orpheus stares at the river, hearing its sound (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Sounds of the River (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Sounds Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Orpheus sees Eurydice emerge from the river (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Hello (Orpheus) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Eurydice emerges from the water wearing a smock-like dress (Narrator) [Narrator] $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Slow (Orpheus) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Slow Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Orpheus Lex, Act I: A Person Imagines (Eurydice) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Orpheus Lex, Act I: A Person Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Orpheus Lex, Act I: What might happen if Eurydice decides to change her looks? (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Hair Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Eurydice recalls her time in the underworld where she heard (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Lists Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Orpheus thinks back fondly about the time when he was a boy (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Orpheus Lex, Act I: A Boy (Orpheus) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Eurydice remembers poignantly about being that young (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Orpheus Lex, Act I: That Young (Eurydice) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Orpheus Lex, Act I: Orhpeus and Eurydice look intently at each other (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Orpheus Lex, Act I: That Young Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Orpheus Lex: Applause $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Orpheus Lex, Act II, Act Two repeats the same action as in Act One (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Shenandoah (Orpheus, Eurydice) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Orpheus looks up at the stuffed animals peering down from (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Orpheus Lex, Act II: It’s Hard to See (Orpheus) $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Wandered (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Wandered Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Eurydice is getting desperate (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Orpheus Lex, Act II: The Cloth (Eurydice) $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Orpheus Lex, Act II: The Cloth Chorus (Chorus, Eurydice) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Eurydice sleeps for a long time (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Never (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Eurydice prepares to go back into the river (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Orpheus Lex, Act II: I Want to Get Ready (Eurydice) $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Orpheus Lex, Act II: I Want to Get Ready Interlude $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Orpheus Lex, Act II: The original scene reappears (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Orpheus Lex, Act II: River Ending (Orpheus, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Orpheus looks out and sees a woman (Narrator) $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Orpheus Lex, Act II: Hello Ending (Orpheus) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bennett, Marie [Flute] : Orpheus Lex, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

- Poignant retelling of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice- Performed by the New York Virtuoso Singers (Harold Rosenbaum, conductor), a chorus hailed as "full-bodied, confident, and nuanced" (New York Times) and praised for their "stunning musicianship and superb technique" (New York Times)- Opera composed by Hindemith student and well-performed composer Marie Nelson Bennett

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Symphony Space, New York, NY (02/13/2010).



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Works Details

>Bennett, Marie [Flute] : Orpheus Lex, opera
  • Performers: David Arnold (Baritone); Wendy Baker
  • Conductor: Harold Rosenbaum
  • Ensemble: New York Virtuoso Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta