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McGinn, John

Overview
Works: 37 works in 88 publications in 2 languages and 2,887 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Arrangements (Music)  Songs  Art music  Overtures  Vocal scores  Scores  Concertos  Parts (Music) 
Roles: Arranger, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Printer
Classifications: M1503.A2137, 782.42
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What a piece of work is man : the Shakespeare concerts by Joseph Summer( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Klinghoffer : an opera in two acts with prologue by John Adams( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day : the Shakespeare concerts by Joseph Summer( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fair Ophelia( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheus with his lute made trees( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No enemy but winter and rough weather( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concerto by John Adams( )

9 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnarly buttons by John Adams( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky by John Adams( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer's Notes: "I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky" was a quote from a survivor of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, a catastrophe that devastated a large part of the northern Los Angeles area. The librettist June Jordan found this phrase in the Los Angeles Times and offered it to me as the title for what I wanted to be a Broadway-style show. After composing two grand operas, "Nixon in China" and "The Death of Klinghoffer," I'd realized that the only truly indigenous form of American musical theater was what we call, for lack of a more precise term, the "musical." My first appearance onstage as a child was in a small-town production of Rogers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific", with my mother acting the role of Bloody Mary. In my youth I knew all the famous American shows more or less by heart, and my later discovery of "West Side Story" convinced me that this particular theatrical form could actually attain the level of genuine art. Another American icon, Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess", also stood as a model although as a theaterical entity it had serious formal problems. "Ceiling/Sky" is essentially a polyphonic love story in the style of a Shakespeare comedy. The characters, all inner-city young people in their twenties, play out their personal dramas against the backdrop of specific social and political themes that were of importance not only to me but to June Jordan (the late poet and much esteemed essayist on African-American culture) and to the stage director Peter Sellars. They include racial conflict, relations with the police and authority in general, the persecution of immgrants (so large an issue in Southern California), and sexual identity. The Northridge quake, a natural catastrophic event that occurs near the beginning of Act II, acts as a kind of Deus ex Machina that forces inner transformations in the lives of the various characters. For this reason June Jordan gave us the whimsical description of the piece: an "earthquake/romance." The music consists of 20 songs in the pop mode but with particular Adamsian rhythmic and harmonic twists. For the original production Peter Sellars put the 8-piece amplified band on the stage and asked the singers to act their roles while holding microphones. After the Berkeley run, the second act was substantially revised, several songs added, the band was moved to the pit and the singers given body microphones. The original 1995 production played over fifty performances in Berkeley, Montreal, New York, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Paris and Hamburg
Trombone concerto by Christopher Rouse( )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten days in the tombs : or, A key to the modern Bastille! by John McGinn( )

2 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El niño : nativity oratorio for soloists, chorus, children's chorus and orchestra by John Adams( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 20th century piano : solo piano works by Brant, MGinn [sic], Moss, Woollen, Stephens, Harding by John McGinn( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The establishment of a department of recreation for New York State by John McGinn( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnarly buttons (1996) by John Adams( )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From fantasy to elegy : Four chamber works by Russell Woollen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four song cycles by Russell Woollen( Recording )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age of wonders by Lennart Sas( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welcome to the Age of Wonders, once a time of magic and peace. An age swept into the ravaging gale of chaos by the arrival of a single, uninvited race: the Humans. The fragile balance that existed between the ancient races, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs and others, has changed into a struggle for power and survival in the wake of the turmoil the Humans have brought to the land. Prepare for an adventure where you will uncover wondrous ancient artifacts, awesome magical power, and the secrets of a shattered empire. Ally with the forces of light or darkness to determine the fate of the earth in the AGE OF WONDERS! Age of Wonders is a turn-based game combining the best elements of strategy, adventure and role-playing. It features 12 unique fantasy races, over 50 different heroes with upgradable abilities, dozens of spells and scores of locations to explore. In this game of conquest, players employ strategic and tactical skills to command troops in capturing vital locations and defeating enemies in a captivating single player campaign or compete with friends in multi-player scenarios." ... [package]
Vocal Recital: Cain, Bruce - MCGINN, J.( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The death of Klinghoffer : an opera in two acts with prologue
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