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2012: A Requiem (for Baktun 12 the 13th and Final Cycle) - ii. during [live]

from Unreleased Masterworks by Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet



Recorded live at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA.
March 31, 2007.

This piece was commissioned by YBCA for this event which featured four other ensembles called "Worlds Apart: Local Response".

Composed by Cornelius Boots, inspired by the Mayan cosmologies revealed by Jose Arguelles in his book The Mayan Factor.


from Unreleased Masterworks, released July 17, 2017
Bryan Kehoe: all vocals
Micah McClain: tabla and percussion
Cornelius Boots: bass clarinet and 2.4 shakuhachi
Aaron Novik: bass clarinet
Jonathan Russell: bass clarinet
Jeff Anderle: bass clarinet


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