"Leo" now available from Burke & Bagley
Date: May 7, 2014
An SATB a cappella horoscope, Leo was commissioned by The Esoterics for Zodiakos, the final concert of their 2002 season. For that concert, The Esoterics commissioned twelve Washington State composers to create a suite of new works from the ancient poem, Astronomica, by First Century B.C.E. poet Marcus Manilius. Each composer set verses for his or her own star sign.
Leo was premiered by The Esoterics on December 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2002, in concerts in Tacoma, Mercer Island and Seattle, Washington. The piece was named as a Finalist in 2007 Cincinnati Camerata Composition Competition and it has been selected by Project Encore for their database of new choral works deserving of repeated performances.
You may listen to a recording, read the text (and translation), and download a free perusal PDF score here: www.gregbartholomew.com/leoindex.html