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1. Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Poem by Robert Frost. Music by Noam D. Elkies. Performed by the Occidental College Glee Club, Jeffrey Bernstein conducting, December 2007. St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Eagle Rock, CA.

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2. I Am the Product of TV

I Am the Product of TV

Composed by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP). Created in Pro Tools. Copyright © 2005 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (ASCAP)

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3. Paul Simon's America

Paul Simon's America

Arranged in 1994 for the Forestburgh Playhouse by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP). Performed by the Occidental Glee Club, Jeffrey Bernstein, conductor. Portland, Oregon, May 2008. Original song by Paul Simon.

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4. In The Beginning by Aaron Copland

In The Beginning by Aaron Copland

Performed by the Occidental Glee Club, Barbara Porto, soprano; Jeffrey Bernstein conductor. Recorded on tour June 2004.

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5. A Winter Meditation

A Winter Meditation

A musical contemplation inspired by the coming winter solstice. Composed & performed by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP) © 2016 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (ASCAP)

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6. The Elm at the Crossroads

The Elm at the Crossroads

Composed in 1988 by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP). Poem by Walter Hard. Performed by the Occidental Glee Club, Jeffrey Bernstein conducting, May 2008, Bellevue, WA. Copyright © 1988 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (ASCAP). THE ELM AT THE CROSSROADS by Walter Hard Of course a tree is just so much timber Or so many cords of firewood. The timber may make a home Or the firewood may keep it warm. But a tree like the elm at the crossroads Has seen too much of life To be just timber or firewood. There it is with its thick trunk on the ground. They’re chopping out the branches And digging around the broad stump. Count the rings. A hundred and eight. It could tell you a lot of history. It was young when Factory Point was beginning. There was the Tannery along the river With piles of bark in the yard. There was the woolen mill with its whirling looms, And a dozen other mills along the stream. It really was Factory Point. Think of all the people who have passed that tree! Think of all the people Think of the slow plodding oxen with loads of goods; Heavy creaking wagons with blocks of marble From the quarries on Dorset Mountain; Gay prancing horses drawing shining buggies; Processions in somber black; Gay parades with bands and flying banners; Ladies walking with parasols held over quaint bonnets; Men with high hats and tailed coats. Statesmen, scholars, warriors, artists— All have passed under its spreading branches. There it lies. Just so many cords of firewood. Of course it had to go. It’s a martyr to what we hope is progress. Our rushing life cannot be stopped by a tree. A hundred and eight years To grow some firewood.

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7. Prayer Wheel Eddies

Prayer Wheel Eddies

Promotional bonus track for "Clear Mind Calm Water", an album of improvised piano music by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP). © 2015 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (ASCAP) BUY THE ALBUM HERE: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffreybernstein3

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8. O Holy Night (2010)

O Holy Night (2010)

Arranged 2010 for the Pasadena Master Chorale by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP). Performed by the Pasadena Master Chorale, Jeffrey Bernstein conducting, from the "Home For The Holidays" CD. Michael Alfera, baritone; Renee Gilormini, pianist. Arrangement copyright © 2010 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing.

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9. Back To The Yahd (for the Harvard Class of '89)

Back To The Yahd (for the Harvard Class of '89)

Written for the 25th reunion of the Harvard College class of 1989. Music & Lyrics by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP). Copyright © 2014 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (ASCAP). BACK TO THE YAHD by Jeffrey Bernstein Long ago in a place of ice and snow, In a quaint set of years that began with the number nineteen, The Eighties rose and fell and we all dressed like hell, But we took from our Crimson sojourn all we could glean. Come on back to a world that was less out of whack, Before Facebook, before email, before iPod. Nothing mod on the paths we formerly trod, Back to Boston, back to Cambridge, back to Hahvahd Yahd. CHORUS We’re going back to the Yahd where life was less Hahd Back to the Yahd, not the river, not the quad, Back in the Yahd we’re all summa cum laud. Come on back to the Yahd! Since we left We’re a little bit bereft As we recall the heft of our deft undergraduate years All that toil On the sweet Cantabridgian soil Fed by Elsie’s, the Tasty and Cafe Algiers We love the Eighties, our cultural Euphrates, But from here every year disappears in a general clump The music’s got attack, whatever else it may lack, And we approve when the synth pop groove makes us all jump. CHORUS We’re going back to the Yahd where life was less hahd, Back to the Yahd not the river, not the quad, Back in the Yahd we’re all summa cum laud. Back to the Yahd and the Georgian brick facade, Back to the Yahd, it’s not fah from Cape Cod, Back to the Yahd, never mind the avant-gahd, Just come back to the Yahd! Pennypacker, Grays, Weld, Stoughton, Hollis, Thayer, Hurlbut, Canaday— You want to be a player—Matthews has cache, Holworthy, Wigglesworth, Straus, Greenough, Mower, Lionel and Mass They’re all first class! CHORUS So come back to the Yahd where life was less hahd, Back to the Yahd, not the river, not the quad, Back in the Yahd, we’re all summa cum laud So come Back to the Yahd, to that patch of sacred sod, Back to the Yahd, and the Hahvahd cheering squad, Back to the Yahd, give your college friends a nod.

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10. Circumnavigation Of The World (1999)

Circumnavigation Of The World (1999)

Composed in 1999 by Jeffrey Bernstein for the inauguration of Theodore Mitchell, president of Occidental College. Text by Walt Whitman. Recorded May 2000 by the Occidental Glee Club, Justin Stowens, horn. Copyright © 1999 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing. O soul, repressless, I with thee and thou with me, Thy circumnavigation of the world begin, Of man, the voyage of his mind's return, To reason's early paradise, Back, back to wisdom's birth, to innocent intuitions, Again with fair creation. O we can wait no longer, Joyous we launch out on trackless seas, Fearless of unknown shores on waves of ecstasy to sail Amidst the wafting winds, Chanting our chant of pleasant exploration. Greater than stars or suns, Bounding O soul thou journeyest forth; O secret of the earth and sky! Of you O waters of the sea! O winding creeks and rivers! Of you O woods and fields! of you strong mountains of my land! Of you O prairies! of you gray rocks! O morning red! O clouds! O rain! O day and night! Sail forth--steer for the deep waters only, O my brave soul! O farther farther sail! O daring joy, but safe! are they not all the seas of God? O farther, farther, farther sail! Excerpted from "Passage to India"

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11. The Echoing Green (1988)

The Echoing Green (1988)

Composed in 1988 by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP) for Beverly Taylor on the occasion of the centennial of the Radcliffe Choral Society. Text by William Blake. Recorded live in Bucharest, Romania by the Occidental Glee Club, May 2004. Copyright © 1988 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (ASCAP). THE ECHOING GREEN by William Blake The sun does arise, And make happy the skies; The merry bells ring To welcome the spring; The skylark and thrush, The birds of the bush, Sing louder around To the bell's cheerful sound, While our sports shall be seen On the Echoing Green. Till the little ones, weary, No more can be merry; The sun does descend, And our sports have an end. Round the laps of their mothers Many sisters and brother, Like birds in their nest, Are ready for rest, And sport no more seen On the darkening Green.

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12. Pablo Neruda In Love (2005)

Pablo Neruda In Love (2005)

Pablo Neruda In Love was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2015 American Prize in Choral Composition. Composed in 2005 by Jeffrey Bernstein in response to a commission from the late Roger Claiborne, former music instructor at The Hotchkiss School. The work is dedicated to Roger Claiborne and Matt Torrey. Matt died before the work was completed; Roger died in the fall of 2009. Text assembled by the composer from "Twenty-Nine Love Poems and a Song of Despair" by Pablo Neruda. Recorded April 2007 by the Occidental Glee Club, Alan Steinberger, piano. Copyright © 2005 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing. PABLO NERUDA IN LOVE Leaning into the afternoons I cast my sad nets towards your oceanic eyes. You keep only darkness. We are boys once more, and from your regard sometimes the coast of dread emerges like a knife. We have lost even this twilight. No one saw us this evening hand in hand while the blue night dropped on the world. In a frenzy I will free my flock of arrows. My words rain over you, stroking you. There in the highest blaze my solitude lengthens and flames. Soundless, delirious. I have gone marking the atlas of your body with crosses of fire. My mouth went across: a spider, trying to hide. In you, behind you, timid, driven by thirst. Soundless, delirious joy. The water runs barefoot in the wet streets. My sad tenderness, what comes over you all at once? When I have reached the most awesome and the coldest summit my heart closes like a nocturnal flower. Every day you play with the light of the universe. You are mine, and in your life my infinite dreams live. In my sky at twilight you are like a cloud. You are taken in the net of my music, my love, and my nets of music are wide as the sky. My soul is born on the shore of your eyes of mourning. Where the land of dreams begins. My nets of music are wide as the sky, and The clouds travel like white handkerchiefs of goodbye.

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13. The Human Journey (2014)

The Human Journey (2014)

Composed in 2014 for Michael Alfera and the L.A. Choral Lab by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP) and dedicated to the memory of my father. "The Human Journey" is the central movement, the Credo, of a five-movement, five-composer, mass project entitled "Missa Urbem Angelorum". This is a MIDI realization. I believe this version of events (Yo créo) We are spirit beings On this human journey, Spirit from spirit, (espíritu) Light of light, (luz) Our true home is elsewhere. (hogar) There is spirit in everything: Our beautiful Earth, The garden of lovingkindness, Where we are called to ease each other’s suffering. (Jesucristo) By some impulse each of us Chose a human birth, A place on Earth, a family. Shaking and shimmering We descended into time, (descendído en el tiempo) We became human. (humano) Choosing a life on Earth Each of us chose to live, To suffer and to die. (morír) Our dying is a beginning, (comiénzo) Our journey away from Earth (viaje) Our journey home. Life will endure forever In its great infinitude Beautiful, brilliant, Beyond imagining. Though it feels lonely You have nothing to fear. Dios te tenga en su santo mano. Amen. Amén. © 2014 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (ASCAP)

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14. Tonight I Can Write... (2004)

Tonight I Can Write... (2004)

Composed 2003 by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP), commissioned by Christopher Eanes and the Blair Academy Singers. Performed October 2004 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, by the Chorus of the Transylvanian State Philharmonic, Jeffrey Bernstein conducting. Music copyright © 2003 by Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing. Text by Pablo Neruda. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, The night is shattered, And the blue stars shiver in the distance. The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too. Tonight I can write the saddest songs, Through nights like this one I held her in my arms, I kissed her again and again Under the endless sky. She loved me. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Her voice, her bright body, her infinite eyes. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. She loved me.

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15. Wayfarin' Stranger

Wayfarin' Stranger

Arranged in 2008 for Christopher Eanes and the Apollo Choir of the University of Southern California by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP). Demo recording made by Matthew Curtis of Choral Tracks. Copyright © 2008 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (ASCAP).

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16. The Gate of Heaven

The Gate of Heaven

The Occidental Women's Glee Club sings "The Gate of Heaven" by Randall Thompson. Jeffrey Bernstein, conductor. Recorded May 2005.

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17. Six Songs Of Emily Dickinson: 6

Six Songs Of Emily Dickinson: 6

Composed 1991 by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP). Performed October 2004 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, by the Chorus of the Transylvanian State Philharmonic, Jeffrey Bernstein conducting. Copyright © Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (1991).

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18. Adoro Te Devote

Adoro Te Devote

Adoro Te Devote arranged by Daniel Roihl. Performed by Martini Project (Daniel Roihl, Charles Kamm, Jeffrey Bernstein, Michael Alfera) in concert at Scripps College, April 2008.

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19. "Khvalite Imya Gospodne" from Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, op.37

Pasadena Master Chorale conducted by Jeffrey Bernstein. © 2014 Pasadena Master Chorale Association.

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20. Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Arranged in 2000 by Jeffrey Bernstein (ASCAP). Performed by the Occidental Glee Club, conducted by Jeffrey Bernstein, at the Western Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006. Copyright © 2000 Corduroy Fifths Music Publishing (ASCAP).

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