ALBUMS             

                             

                             Musical Explorations of the

                             Messier Catalogue of

                             Star Clusters and Nebulae

                                 

                                 This album is based on the life work of French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817) who compiled a                                                                "catalogue" of approximately 110 diffuse objects in the night sky, objects which are now known as nebulae,                                                             star clusters, galaxies, and immense patches of interstellar gas. Recent Hubble telescope photos of Messier objects

                                  reveal vistas of extraordinary beauty and also great variation in energy patterning – spiraling, floating, exploding,

                                  diffusing – which suggest musical variations in rhythm, texture, formal design, and melodic elements.   Messier page 

                             

                             November Sonata

                             for flute and piano (EP)

 

 

 

 

 

                            Works for Solo Piano

                                             

 

 

                             Song of the Earth

                             piano solo (single)

       SHEET MUSIC

    solo and ensemble chamber music

songs for voice and piano, and choral music below

                        

                             Five Explorations of the

                               Messier Catalogue of      

                               Star Clusters and Nebulae

                             

                               for solo piano​

                             These five piano pieces are based on the life work of French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817) who compiled a                                             "catalogue" of approximately 110 diffuse objects in the night sky, objects which are now known as nebulae,                                                            star clusters, galaxies, and immense patches of interstellar gas. Recent Hubble telescope photos of Messier objects reveal                                        vistas of extraordinary beauty and also great variation in energy patterning – spiraling, floating, exploding, diffusing – which                                    suggest musical variations in rhythm, texture, formal design, and melodic elements.   Messier page 

 

                             He Said She Said​

                             

                               for violin, cello,

                               and piano​

 

                                   Contact Bruce Lazarus directly at brucelazarus2k@yahoo.com to inquire about score and parts

                             Reliable Sources

                             for two pianos

                              (four hands)

 

                                   Contact Bruce Lazarus directly at brucelazarus2k@yahoo.com to inquire about score

 

                             Far Corners

 

                               for flute solo

                               

                               

 

 

                                "A showpiece for the solo flutist, Far Corners is a set of five variations which explore unexpectedly interesting

                                aspects of the opening musical idea. To this end I exploited harmonics, quick changes of register, and my own

                                quirky sense of humor. Several listeners have mentioned that the second variation tricked them into thinking there

                                were really two flutists playing at once; exactly the illusion I had aimed to create." (B. Lazarus)

                               Starry Messenger

                               

                               for brass quintet      

                            

                             Starry Messenger, an eight-minute showcase for brass quintet, was inspired by the title of Galileo Galilei’s first book of                                             astronomical observations, The Starry Messenger (Sidereus Nuncius, 1610), in which Galileo wrote: “I have seen stars in                                         myriads, which have never been seen before, and which surpass the old, previously known, stars in number more than ten                                     times…”

                                 Contact Bruce Lazarus directly at brucelazarus2k@yahoo.com to inquire about score and parts

                             Trio

                             

                               for oboe, violin,

                               and cello

                               

 

                                   Contact Bruce Lazarus directly at brucelazarus2k@yahoo.com to inquire about score and parts

                              Quintet (2005)​

                             

                             for violin, cello, flute,

                             clarinet, and piano

                             Alpha Centuri

                             

                             for flute, oboe,

                             cello, and harpsichord

                             Night

                             

                             for oboe, cello, and

                             piano

                            Romance and Scherzo

 

                             for cello solo

                                “When I commissioned composer Bruce Lazarus for two solo cello pieces, I asked that they be written

                                 so that cellists of relatively modest accomplishment could play them without too much difficulty. I am happy

                                 to see that he has succeeded while maintaining variety and scope. From the opening of the pensive “Romance”

                                 to the more cheerful “Scherzo”, with its darker middle section, the stylistic breadth and accessibility of

                                 Romance and Scherzo will I’m sure greatly appeal to cellists and audiences alike.”​ - Kurt Kaufman

                                   

                                   Contact Bruce Lazarus directly at brucelazarus2k@yahoo.com to order sheet music.  r

                                  "I Shot an Arrow..."

                                   

                                   for female voice and piano

                                This is a setting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1845 poem on the theme of enduring friendship,

                                The Arrow and the Song, which begins: 

                                                                                                 I shot an arrow into the air,

                                                                                        It fell to earth, I knew not where;

                                                                                        For, so swiftly it flew, the sight

                                                                                        Could not follow it in its flight.

 

                             

                              Mad Gardener's Song

                                       

                                  Contact Bruce Lazarus directly at brucelazarus2k@yahoo.com to inquire about order the sheet music.  

                             

                             Beautiful Soup

                               

 

 

                              A Lewis Carroll Songbook

                                 

                                  The complete set of eleven songs for voice and piano which celebrate Lewis Carroll’s wit, loopy logic, and love of the                                      world of children. Includes settings of favorite poems such as Beautiful Soup, Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat, and

                                The Mad Gardener’s Song as well as less-known poems such as Pen & Ink, Voice of the Lobster, Salmon Song,

                                Speak Softly to Your Little Boy, Doll SongHow Doth The Little Crocodile, and the darker poem Be As a Child.

                                  Available in versions for male and female voice. 

                            Click here for Carrolling: The Lewis Carroll Project

                             Going to the Dogs

 

                           An affectionate tribute to dogs

                               and the humans who love them, Going to the Dogs is a song-cycle of

                               five diverse, funny, and poignant poems by Dylan Thomas,

                               Alexander Pope, Herbert Asquith, Jonathan Swift, and John E. Donovan.

                                 Available in versions for male and female voice. 

                               

                               Video and cover art by Jennifer Winn, soprano. 

 

EASY SONGS ABOUT SCIENCE (chorus and piano) for ages 7 and up

Click on links for sample recordings and scores:

     Jane and the Chimps,   ROY G BIV: The Colors of the Rainbow,  High Clouds, Low Clouds,

     The Great Shuffle,  Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space,

     The Sun and the Moon, Footprints on the Moon (lyrics by Bobbi Katz)

 

CHORUS (SATB)

     Snowflakes – a capella (lyrics by L. Copp)            Sample             Score

     Our World – with piano                                      Sample             Score

     Chanukah Candle Blessing                                  Sample             Score

Romance and Scherzo for solo cello                 Sample            Score

November Sonata IB. Siesel, flute
00:00 / 05:38
Messier (excerpts)B. Lazarus
00:00 / 14:44
"Hacklebarney" SonataB. Lazarus
00:00 / 02:24
Song of the EarthB. Lazarus
00:00 / 04:32
Starry Mess. (excerpt)B. Lazarus
00:00 / 00:00
Far CornersL. Zucker, flute
00:00 / 00:00
Mad GardenerJ. Koth, tenor
00:00 / 00:00
Beautiful SoupJ. Koth, tenor
00:00 / 01:55
I Shot An ArrowA. Guardia, soprano
00:00 / 03:46
He Said She Said (rehearsal)Neave Trio
00:00 / 12:01
RELIABLE SOURCESB Lazarus
00:00 / 11:19
OBOE TRIO IB. Lazarus
00:00 / 04:13
ScherzoK. Kaufman, cello
00:00 / 04:50
Five ExplorationsB. Lazarus
00:00 / 14:44