︎︎︎Info

Title
Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights
Libretto
Gertrude Stein
Movements
In The House Of Doctor Faustus
Bathe Me
Leave Me Alone
Her Name Is
The Main Chorus
You Are As You Are Not
Yes They Shine
Prelude To The End
Faustus Sinks Into The Darkness

The Doctor Faustus Waltz
Rus In Urbe
The Doctor Faustus Chords
What Is It
Quotations From ‘Kindertotenlieder’
Soundscapes
Inventory
Prerecorded tracks with live voices
Year
2011
Duration
65’
Commission
Yale School of Drama
Publisher
Adrian Knight Music
Recording


Premiere
Oct 25-29, 2011
Iseman Theater, Yale School of Drama
New Haven, CT (US)

Cast & Crew

Hallie Cooper-Novack
William Demeritt
Chris Henry
Seamus Mulcahy
Fisher Neal
Lupita Nyong’o
Jillian Taylor
Alexandra Trow
Adina Verson

Lileana Blain-Cruz, director
Sunder Ganglani, dramaturg
Elizabeth Atkinson, sound design
Adam Rigg, set design
Jayoung Yoon, costume design
Masha Tsimring, lighting design
Hannah Wasileski, projections

Benjamin Firer, tbn
Gleb Kanasevich, cl/b cl, bst hn
Matt Rosenthal, db
Paul Kerekes, pno



︎︎︎Contents

1 Doctor Faustus’ Theme (Electronics)
2 Bathe Me In The Electric Lights (Doctor Faustus, The Dog)
3 Leave Me Alone (Doctor Faustus, Two Voices)
4 Her Name Is Marguerite Ida And Helena Annabel (Chorus)
5 The Main Chorus: A Very Grand Ballet Of Lights (Chorus)
6 You Are As You Are Not (Marguerite Ida And Helena Annabel)
7 Yes They Shine (Doctor Faustus)
8 Prelude To The End/You Are Not Doctor Faustus (Everyone)
9 Faustus Sinks Into The Darkness (Instrumental)

10 The Doctor Faustus Waltz (Chorus)
11 Rus In Urbe (Instrumental)
12 What Is It? (Instrumental)
13 The Doctor Faustus Chords (Instrumental)
14 Quotations From Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder (Instrumental)



︎︎︎Detailed Inventory

clarinet in Bb (also bass clarinet and bassett horn)
trombone

percussion 1
Hihat
Cymbal
Ride Cymbal
Snare Drum
Kick Drum
Water Bottle
Styrofoam

percussion 2
Styrofoam
Bass Drum
Chimes

electric guitar
piano/celeste/midi kbrd
double bass

electronics (fixed media 2ch)



︎︎︎Image


Photos: T Charles Erickson






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Front page illustration by Tom Henry.