San Ysidro Cantata

San Ysidro Cantata

San Ysidro San Ysidro©(A piece for chorus, brass and percussion) (In memory of those massacred at a McDonald’s Restaurant in San Ysidro, California, on July 18, 1984) Music: JAMES REICHERT Text: FRANK GAGLIANO [“SAN YSIDRO” TEXT ANDMP3’S FOLLOW]   [A Note From...
From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology

From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology

WHAT “. . .BODONI. . .” IS ALL ABOUT FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY is a 21st Century combination Our Town/Spoon River/Jacques Brel on acid. FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY was first developed at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s...
Congo Square

Congo Square

Part 3 of 3 in the Voodoo Trilogy Part 1: In the Voodoo Parlour of Marie LaveauPart 2: The Commedia World of Lafcadio B CONGO SQUAREBlurb “I know that you’ve been wonderin’ but you don’t have to wonder anymore, ‘cause I am safe now. . .” A trap door flies open, a...
The Prince of Peasantmania

The Prince of Peasantmania

THE PRINCE OF PEASANTMANIA(Fairy-tale Extravaganza for grownups)  “INNOCENT: What is there in them that makes them mean and ugly and vicious? —makes them, in their agony, need to punish each other? Yes: EACH OTHER! The answer’s there —there in that daisy chain of...
The Resurrection of Jackie Cramer

The Resurrection of Jackie Cramer

Raymond Benson plays the Overture from The Resurrection of Jackie Cramer Composed by Raymond Benson, Words in the musical theater piece by Frank Gagliano, copyrighted 1977 by Gagliano and Benson, copyright renewed. Recorded at home during 2020 quarantine. THE...