soprano/mezzo-soprano and ensemble

Songs in the Dark (2016)

for mezzo-soprano, string quartet, vibraphone, electric bass
text by Emily Brontë (1818-1848)

1. The Night Is Darkening (text from poem “Night is Darkening”) – she is caught in the middle of a metaphorical storm that ultimately sucks her into the vortex of despair.
Interlude – “Frozen” creating the cold and dreary atmosphere; leaves falling from trees and other instruments join in before voice begins
2. Fall, Leaves, Fall (text from poem “Fall, Leaves, Fall”) – she embraces darkness, welcoming death around her


Duration: 8 minutes
PDF Score: $25


PDF Parts: $15

 
for voice, piano, synth, electric bass (see SONGS IN THE DARK)

Air and Angels (2016)

for mezzo-soprano, piano, synth, electric bass
text by John Donne (1572-1631)

This is a recording featuring Jennifer Bellor (vocals); Christina Wright-Ivanova (piano); Jason Corpuz (synth); Summer Kodama (electric bass)


Duration: 4 minutes
PDF Score: $15


PDF Parts: $5

Burning Light (2015)

for soprano, piano, electric guitar, electric bass, and drums
text from poem “Ah! Why, Because the Dazzling Sun” by Emily Brontë (1818-1848)

Jennifer Bellor, vocalist
Tim Jones, vibraphone
Jae Ahn-Benton, piano
Sean Carbone, electric guitar
Summer Kodama, electric bass
Colin Woodford, drums
Bronson Foster, conductor


Duration: 6 minutes
PDF Score: $15


PDF Parts: $10

Chase the Stars (2015)

for soprano, rapper, flute, clarinet, string quartet, vibraphone/glockenspiel, piano, electric guitar, bass, and drums
text from poem “Ah! Why, Because the Dazzling Sun” by Emily Brontë (1818-1848)

Chase the Stars was written for the NYC-based ensemble ShoutHouse December 10, 2015. The recording above is from the recording sessions for my debut album STAY (2016). It was a 2016 winner of The American prize.
“Powerful from the very beginning, Bellor’s gorgeously haunting vocals hypnotizes in “Chase the Stars” like a seemingly innocent mermaid who will later capture you with no intentions of bringing you back. It is a bold and avant-garde juxtaposition of two genres—opera and rap.” – No Depression
“For those who prefer contemporary jazz with a twist, “Chase the Stars” is an absolute must.” – JazzCorner


Duration: 7 minutes
PDF Score: $25


PDF Parts: $15

Fallen Veneer (2015)

for 2 sopranos, flute, clarinet, string quartet, 2 percussion, piano, electric guitar, electric bass, and drums
Lyrics adapted/inspired by the poem “Christabel” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) and Baudelaire’s “The Generous Gambler”

Jennifer Bellor, soprano
Hunter Rose Turner, soprano 2
Bronson Foster, conductor
Lynn Tsai, flute
Ivan Ivanov, clarinet
Samantha Ciarlo and Tammy Hung, violin
David Chavez, viola
Lindsay Johnson, cello
Tim Jones and Kyle Bissantz, percussion
Jae Ahn-Benton, piano
Sean Carbone, electric guitar
Summer Kodama, electric bass
Colin Woodford, drums
“Think No. 5, 1945 by Jackson Pollock in music form. This high-octane, intense song is like traversing a dark, mysterious rainforest with eerie yet enthralling sounds that make you want to explore further even if your gut tells you otherwise.” – No Depression


Duration: 6 minutes
PDF Score: $20


PDF Parts: $10

Familiar Stranger (2015)

for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet in Bb, violin, cello, piano, 2 percussion (congas, glockenspiel, vibraphone), and electric bass
Lyrics adapted/inspired by “The Generous Gambler” by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) with help from Elizabeth Reeves

Jennifer Bellor, vocalist
Lynn Tsai, flute
Ivan Ivanov, clarinet
Samantha Ciarlo, violin
Lindsay Johnson, cello
Tim Jones and Kyle Bissantz, percussion
Jae Ahn-Benton, piano
Summer Kodama, electric bass
Bronson Foster, conductor


Duration: 7 minutes
PDF Score: $20


PDF Parts: $10

Late, By Myself (2010)

for soprano, vibraphone, piano, bass and drums
text by Rumi
Late, by myself, in the boat of myself,
no light and no land anywhere,
cloudcover thick. I try to stay
just above the surface,
yet I’m already under
and living with the ocean
– Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Late, By Myself (2011) for soprano, vibraphone, piano, bass, and drums was written for Emily Mills Woodruff, and premiered at the Eastman School of Music, featuring Emily Mills Woodruff, soprano; Tomasz Arnold, vibraphone; Jennifer Bellor, piano; Ben Thomas, bass; and Aaron Staebell, drums. Video recording of a performance at the Eastman Women in Music Festival, featuring dancers Miss Pfohl Smith and Alaina Olivieri.


Duration: 5:30
PDF Score: $10


PDF Parts: $7
Email info@jenniferbellor.com for purchase of parts.

“Drink Me” (2008)

for soprano and percussion quartet
text by Lewis Carroll
Duration: 7 minutes
“Drink Me” (2008) was premiered at the Aspen Music Festival summer 2009. The second performance was at the Eastman School of Music fall 2008 featuring soprano Jamie Jordan.

Three Little Scenes (2008)

for soprano, cello and piano
text by Lia Purpura
Duration: 4 minutes

I. Smoke
II. Sunday Afternoon
III. Parking Lot in the Snow
Three Little Scenes was premiered at the Eastman Benson’s Composers’ Forum in collaboration with poet Lia Purpura. It was recorded by Jennifer Bellor, Erin Ellis (cello), and Arun Nadgir (piano).