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Piano Solo: DIRGE & POLONAISE
January 9th, 2014 under Music, Piano Solo. [ Comments: none ]

DIRGE For An Anticipated Funeral &
POLONAISE Three Sabbaths Before GEMZAR
For Piano Solo

This is a solo work, in two movements, in association with the experience of chemotherapy cancer treatment. The Dirge is not a typical funeral march, but the polonaise is conventional.

At the end of the Dirge there is a momentary reflection on a Mazurka, followed by a sort of leggiero whirlwind of “pianissimo” arpeggiated figures, which lead immediately and directly (senza pausa) into the Polonaise.

The Dirge is lugubrious, but the Polonaise is a more strange amalgamation of the tragic and the heroic. The Polonaise is aggressive, even peremptory, with only moments of calmer expression strategically placed. The Polonaise ends triumphantly.

Complete score: 21 pages (10 min.)
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ILLUMINATIONS: Latin Chant for Tenor and Orchestra
December 1st, 2013 under Symphony, Vocal Solo. [ Comments: none ]

Illuminations: Latin Chant for Tenor and Orchestra

Presenting an original (new) art form: Gregorian Latin chant texts, set to entirely new melodic expression, and accompanied by full orchestra. This setting of three texts (each with slightly different orchestration) is called Illuminations (I, II, and III), orchestration completed in 2013.

Dr. Yeagley has served as a Roman cantor himself, and is familiar with chant. He sang at St. Paul’s in Glastonbury, Connecticut (1990-1991), and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City (1998-1999). He has written very numerous chant setting, but the Illuminations are the only ones in print and orchestrated. The chants were originally written in 1992, but only now have the been orchestrated.

The challenge is the mensuration, or, the timing. The chant is free-flowing, and intended to sound improvisational. In order to coordinate a full orchestra and conductor, the mensuration had to take more of a “contemporary” format.

1. Illumination I Pater, si non potest (2:00 min.)
2. Illumination II O vos ómnes (3.9 min.)
3. Illumination III Omnes de Saba (4:35 min.)

Full score 29 pages); vocal part (29 pages, enlarged, with full score), and orchestral parts: $400.00. Includes shipping and handling.

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Piano Solo: Cascades
August 6th, 2013 under Music, Piano Solo. [ Comments: none ]

This is a collection of three piano solo pieces, written by David Yeagley in 1973, when he was a student at Oberlin Conservatory. He was a piano performance major, but also composing many ‘miniature’ piano works. He had not established any sort of original harmonic system such as he employs today, but rather explored harmonic expansion of basic tonal sonorities and relationships.

CASCADE NO. 1 4.45 min. dedicated to Sara Eisner
This one requires very large hands. It is quintessentially chordal, and the chords often span a tenth or more. When the first two measures of the opening theme of this piece was played for Jack and Sara Eisner (Jack being a Holocaust survivor Jack P. Eisner), Sara instantly espoused it, very deeply. Therefore, it is dedicated to her, though that performance was not until 2001, in New York, in the Eisner apartment on 5th Avenue.

Jack P. Eisner, 1925-2003.

CASCADE No.2 1.25 min. dedicated to Sanford Margolis
Yeagley graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in 1974. The last two years he studied piano with Sanford Margolis. Indeed, the patience and forbearance, the understanding and sympathy of Mr. Margolis, allowed Yeagley to complete his degree. At the time, Yeagley was spending much more time at composition than piano practicing, much to the frustration of the Conservatory faculty–for Yeagley was a most promising pianist.

Professor Sanford Margolis, Oberlin Conservatory.
In this particular Cascade, Yeagley seems influenced by Scriabin and some kind of implied, sublimated jazz. It is a peculiar combination of drama and steady, driving rhythm. Again. large hands are an advantage.

CASCADE No.3 1.33 min. dedicated to Cindy Miller
Like so many of Yeagley’s pre-Asia days (i.e., the days before he studied with Daniel Asia in the early ’90′s at the University of Arizona), this piece begins in a minor mode, and turns major at the end. An elderly townsman in Oberlin noticed this when Yeagley was still a student at Oberlin.

Daniel Asia, University of Arizona
This piece is somewhat of a rondo, though the interim phrases are more harmonically exploratory than melodically. A little on the lugubrious side, perhaps, the tempo disallows any too melancholy a mood. It is dedicated to Cindy Miller, a beautiful soprano Yeagley knew at Oberlin, but long since lost touch with. One of her parents was Jewish, the other Italian.

CASCADES
Piano Solo 12 pages 7.03 min. 1973.
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FINALE Violin Solo: Meditation & Rhapsody No. 12
July 28th, 2013 under Music, Violin, Violin Solo. [ Comments: none ]

Here now is the finale Meditation & Rhapsody, No. 12, last in a published series begun October 8, 2006. As of this date, July 28th, these unaccompanied violin solo pieces are complete, numbering twelve Meditation & Rhapsody sets in all.

There is a unique element in this finale set. The “Meditation” was written in 1981, when the composer was living in Hamden, Connecticut. It was written for Dr. Yeagley’s close friend and colleague, Rev., Dr. Prof. Ephraim Radner. The two were Yale seminarians, and in 1981 Radner went to Bujumbura (Burundi, AFrica) as an Episcopal missionary. (Yeagley was writing a second master’s thesis in American literary for Emory University. He had already attained his M.Div from Yale.) Radner happened to be an accomplished violinist, and Yeagley heard the violin recital Radner gave as gift to his class. It was stunning, and Yeagley was inspired to write something for solo violin.

Yeagley sent the piece (originally untitled) to Bujumbura, but it was never performed. It has lain dormant for over 30 years.

In honor of Rev. Radner, Dr. Yeagley has included this piece in the last Meditation and Rhapsody, and dedicated it anew to Rev. Radner. The Rhapsody, of course, is completely new, though Dr. Yeagley employed some of the harmonic relations contained in the Radner Meditation.


Rev.,Dr.,Prof.
and author, Ephraim Radner

MEDITATION & RHAPSODY NO.12
Unaccompanied violin solo, 9 pages, (approx. 7.5 minutes). 2013

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Here are listed all the Meditations and Rhapsodies in the collection:
No.1—11 pages, 2006 10:36 min.
No.2—9 pages, 2006 9:36 min.
No.3—13 pages, 2008 8:15 min.
No.4—14 pages, 2008 11:00 min.
No.5—12 pages, 2009 13.8 min.
No.6—12 pages, 2009 13.3 min.
No.7—9 pages, 2011 7 min.
No.8—9 pages, 2012 7.5 min.
No.9—8 pages, 2012 5.5 min.
No.10—11 pages, 2013 8 min.
No.11—10 pages, 2013 8 min.
No.12—9 pages, 2013 7.5 min.


Violin Solo: Meditation & Rhapsody No.11
May 29th, 2013 under Music, Violin, Violin Solo. [ Comments: none ]

New Violin Solo:
Another in a continuing series of unaccompanied violin solo pieces. There is but one more to come in this series, No.12. The series comprises 12 violin solo (a cappella) pieces.

MEDITATION & RHAPSODY No. 11
Unaccompanied violin solo, 10 pages, (approx. 8 min.)

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Violin: Meditation & Rhapsody No.10
April 4th, 2013 under Violin, Violin Solo. [ Comments: none ]

New Violin Solo
One in a continuing series of unaccompanied violin solo pieces.

MEDITATION & RHAPSODY No. 10
Unaccompanied violin solo, 11 pages, (approx. 8 min.)

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Piano Sonata No.2: “Days of Awe”
February 6th, 2013 under Piano Solo. [ Comments: none ]

This is Dr. Yeagley’s second major work for piano solo. Unlike the conventional classical keyboard sonata, Sonata No.2 contains five movements.

The “Days of Awe” sonata was begun on September 16, 2012, and completed by the end of December. It was printed in January, 2013. This time period covers the High Holidays of the Jewish calendar (5773). The music is meant to suggest reflection on some of the major spiritual concerns or themes of this special season.

This Sonata No.2 is dedicated to Dr. Yeagley’s composition teacher and mentor, Daniel Asia. Dr. Yeagley studied with Prof. Asia at the University of Arizona.

SONATA No.2 “Days of Awe”

1. Adagio con moto, più mosso (Rosh Hashanah)

2. Scherzo: Presto (Chayeh)

3. Adagio (Yom Kippur)

4. Tempo di Minuetto (Machol Nocham)

5. Toccata: Vivace di colta (Simchah)

Score: 54 pages, (© 2013); approx. 30 min. Price: $28.00 (includes shipping)

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New Violin Solos
September 21st, 2012 under Music, Violin, Violin Solo. [ Comments: none ]

MEDITATION & RHAPSODY No. 8
Unaccompanied violin solo, 9 pages, (2012) 7.5 min.

MEDITATION & RHAPSODY No. 9
Unaccompanied violin solo, 8 pages, (2012) 5.5 min.

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Symphony No. 1: The Four Horses of the Apocalypse
September 11th, 2012 under Symphony. [ Comments: none ]

A complete, four-movement symphony, dedicated to Eva Fawbush Doti (Comanche Elder), who requested the symphony, and suggested the idea for a symphony about the four horses of Revelation 6:1-8.

SYMPHONY No. 1
The Four Horses of the Apocalypse (A Comanche Symphony)
by David A. Yeagley (2011)

1. The White Horse
Maestoso

2. The Red Horse
Allegro

3. The Black Horse
Andante

4. The Pale Horse
Adagio

Each movement has unique musical characteristics and orchestration. The nature of the music for each movement is determined by the scriptural descriptions of each horse and rider depicted in Revelation. The last movement, the longest and most complex, has numerous special features, including special effects for the piano, percussion, and a solo soprano (singing in Latin). The religions overtones of the work are obvious.

Score: 232 pages, 45 min. Price: $300.00 With parts: $400.00

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Chamber Music: Duet for Clarinets
February 23rd, 2012 under Chamber Music. [ Comments: none ]

Two Crawdads in a Shallow Creek on a Warm, Sunny Afternoon
A duet in four movements, for Bb Clarinet and Bb Bass Clarinet
by David A. Yeagley,  © February, 2012

This composition is in classical form.  The first movement is in sonata form; the second is basic ABA form; the third movement is in basic Minuet form; the final movement is contrapuntal (fugal), in basic ABA form.

Allegro con spirito

Andante cantabile

Tempo di minuetto

Vivacissamamente

Score:  28 pages,  19 min.   Price:  $50.00 (includes shipping)

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