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 and Parts: $50