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Sabrina Pena Young
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com/
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Award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young composes experimental electroacoustic works heard in Asia, North America, Australia, and Europe. Her multimedia works have been performed at venues like the Beijing Conservatory, the International Computer Music Conference, Miramax's Project Greenlight, the Athena Festival, the New York International Independent Film Festival, Art Basil Miami, Turkey's Cinema for Peace, and Pulsefield International Exhibition of Sound Art.

An awe-inspiring work of beauty, Young's multimedia oratorio Creation won the New Genre Prize from the International Alliance for Women in Music Search for New Music in 2011. Sung in Swahili, Spanish, and English, the Creation Oratorio combines sacred vocal music, complex sound synthesis, and Afro-Cuban percussion.

Pena Young's current project is Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, a cutting edge animated opera combining contemporary composition and electroacoustic music in an exciting feature length film. Production for Libertaria: The Virtual Opera has been achieved entirely online. The world premier of Libertaria: The Virtual opera will be in October 2013 in Lake Worth, Florida, with additional live and online screenings worldwide.

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Cinematic Music for Film, TV, Apps, Video Games, and Youtube


A FUTURIST MUSIC ANTHOLOGY: The Electroacoustic Mind of Sabrina Pena Young 2001​-​2014


Libertaria Soundtrack (Special Edition)


Origins


Romantic Wedding Love Song - World Goes Round and Round (Single)


Audio Samples:Airborn Sand    Enigma    
Light (Creation Oratorio)    Lost Confession (Libertaria The Virtual Opera)    

Works in the NYWC Catalog:

Agape

Duration: 5 min
Instrumentation: Mar
University level marimba quartet. A musical depiction of the crucifixion using extended marimba techniques in a short and powerful composition.
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Airborne Sand

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Fl
Delightful flute solo for university level student. DOWNLOAD: http://imslp.org/wiki/Airborn_Sand_(Young,_Sabrina_Pena)
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American Recall

Duration: 1
Instrumentation: Tape
Tongue-in-Cheek electronic commentary on American consumerism. Part of 60x60 project. DOWNLOAD: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/track/american-recall-2011

Asphixivision

Duration: 8
Instrumentation: Vla,Vln,Vc
Riveting string quartet for the professional or advanced university ensemble. Download Complete Score: https://archive.org/details/FreeStringQuartetMusic

Atonement

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Alto,Female~Voice,Pno,Sop,Voice
In this final confession, the Nurse tells Libertaria the harsh truth behind her birth, and how she who raised Libertaria is indeed a murderess. LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Confessions of a 7 Year Old Killer

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Tape
Haunting electronic narrative.

Creation

Duration: 35
Instrumentation: Alto,Sop,Perc,Synth,Tape,Female~Voice
Award-winning multimedia oratorio for SSA women's chorus, percussion ensemble, optional electronic keyboard, and tape. Sung in Swahili, English, and Spanish, Creation is a celebration of creation and procreation, a joyful expression of life. Optional video available. Full score and parts available at the Petrucci Library: http://imslp.org/wiki/Creation_Oratorio_(Young,_Sabrina_Pena)

CYBERNATION

Duration: 1
Instrumentation: Tape
Electronic work created originally for the Vox Novus 60x60 Project.

Danse Amoebe

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Tape
Synthesized tape piece based loosely on the Bach Suite. An interesting combination of complex synthesis and odd electronic sounds. DOWNLOAD: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/track/danse-amoebe-2003

Danza de la Muerta

Duration: 1 min.
Instrumentation: Pic,Fl,Ob,Cl,Bn,Hn,Tba,Tbn,Tpt,Tbn,Timp,Perc,Vla,Vln,Vc,Cb
A delightfully evil impish Orchestral miniature. Perfect for Halloween and other frightfully scary occasions.
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Downward Spiral

Duration: 8
Instrumentation: Vla,Vln,Cb,Vc
A moving and emotional classical work for string ensemble. Can be performed as a string quintet, small chamber ensemble, or full string orchestra. May also be transcribed for marimba.
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Enigma

Duration: 8
Instrumentation: Tape
Complex sound synthesis soundscape. Available in tape and tape/video formats. DOWNLOAD AUDIO: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/track/enigma-2004
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Fate Laughs at Me

Duration: 3
Instrumentation: Bn
Whimsical bassoon solo work.

Fluctuations

Duration: 3
Instrumentation: Vln,Pno
Short angry violin solo w/piano. Student work.

Fluidity

Duration: 3
Instrumentation: Mar
Marimba and video work. Guided improvisation to an abstract video.

Folds of the Mind

Duration: 8
Instrumentation: Perc,Fl
University level flute solo with percussion quintet accompaniment that musically explores the concept of innocence lost. DOWNLOAD SCORE: http://imslp.org/wiki/Folds_of_the_Mind_(Young,_Sabrina_Pena)

A Glass of Water Lights the World

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Vc
Emotional moving cello solo based on the French film Oedipus.
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Hear the Rain

Duration: 3
Instrumentation: Sop,Alto,Ten,Male~Voice,Female~Voice
Simple children's call-and-response song based on traditional African-American music traditions.

"Hear the Rain, It's in the Distance, Hush my child before you get all wet, The Rain isn't coming just yet"
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In the Arms of Momma D

Duration: 5 min
Instrumentation: Pno
A gentle simple piano song for student and intermediate piano. Written originally for a grandmother to her grandchildren, In the Arms of Momma D is a sweet lullaby and a song of tenderness.
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Innermost Thoughts of the Distorted Psyche

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Tba
Complex sound art work with abstract video. DOWNLOAD AUDIO: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/track/innermost-thoughts-of-the-distorted-psyche-2005

Lady Liberty Shop

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Bar,Ten,Voice,Male~Voice
The Underground leader Simeon sings of the daughter he lost long ago. Listen: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Libertaria

Duration: 80
Instrumentation: Alto,Bar,Female~Voice,Male~Voice,Sop,Tape
Contemporary electronic opera for voice and tape. The Futuristic opera centers on the story of Libertaria, a young rebel who escapes from an evil genetics factory in a post-USA dystopia. She pairs up with her addict father Simeon to head up an Underground militia. However, her nemesis Lucinde has different plans that lead to the destruction of society. The opera can be performed live with tape, in the film version (available in 2014), and will be available as a strictly acoustic opera in 2014.

Lead roles: Libertaria (Soprano), Lucinde (Alto), Simeon (Tenor/Baritone)
Minor roles: The Nurse (Alto), Gabe (Tenor), Miguel (Baritone)

Other: The Collective (chorus), Optional choral parts

DOWNLOAD SCORES: http://imslp.org/wiki/Libertaria_(Young,_Sabrina_Pena)
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE FILM: https://www.dropbox.com/s/602beun9le56mbb/LIB%20FULL%20DISTRIFY1.mov?dl=0
DOWNLOAD 15 MIN SCREENER: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qesl6n7m3qej4pl/LIB%2015MIN%20METAILINK%202.mov?dl=0

LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Light

Duration: 5 min
Instrumentation: Pno,Voice,Female~Voice,Sop
Ethereal song of space and light for Soprano and Piano. A single movement from the larger work Creation Oratorio. Text derived from scriptural text.
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Light (SATB)

Duration: 5 min
Instrumentation: Alto,Bass,Ten,Sop,Pno
An ethereal work of space and light. SATB with piano. A movement from the larger Creation Oratorio.
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Lonely Mother's Cry

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Female~Voice,Pno,Voice,Sop
The Nurse promises to protect the young Libertaria for all time. LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Medallion Girls

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Alto,Bar,Bass,SATB,Sop,Ten,Voice,Pno,Male~Voice,Female~Voice
The girls of the GenTech factory since of their role in saving the human race in this song from the post-USA dystopic opera Libertaria. LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Metal Ink

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Bar,Male~Voice,Voice,Ten,Pno
Simeon sings a jazzy tune in Nueva York in this upbeat number from the dystopic work Libertaria. LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Metamorph

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Tape
Complex electronic soundscape. Available in Tape and Video formats. Published on the electronica album Origins. DOWNLOAD AUDIO: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/track/metamorph-2003

Mother Imagined

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Female~Voice,Pno,Sop
In this touching solo, Libertaria laments the mother that she never knew. LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


New Dawn Hymn

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Alto,Female~Voice,Sop,Voice,Pno
A solitary hymn sung at the end of the final war to end all wars from the dystopic work Libertaria. LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Pilar of the Underground

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Bar,Male~Voice,Ten,Voice,Pno
In this rousing martial number the Underground leader Simeon and General Gabriel d'Chevalier sing of war and triumph in this song from the dystopic Libertaria. LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Rebellion

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Female~Voice,Pno,Sop
In this grand finale Libertaria defeats the evil Gen Tech lab and rises triumphant! LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Simeon's Absolution

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Male~Voice,Bar,Ten,Pno
In this touching song, the distraught father Simeon laments the loss of his beautiful daughter. LISTEN: https://sabrinapenayoung.bandcamp.com/album/libertaria-the-virtual-opera-soundtrack
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Publisher:
Pena Young Publishing
sabrinapenayoung.blogspot.com
spenayoung@gmail.com


Song for the Forgotten Rose

Duration: 5 min
Instrumentation: Fl,Sop,Female~Voice,Pno
Romantic wedding song about a young rose that is discovered by her true love. Good piece for intermediate to advanced students/players.
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Spirit of Praise

Duration: 5 min
Instrumentation: Alto,Ten,Bass,Sop,Pno
Island inspired lively upbeat choral song with catchy Latin Caribbean beat, simple melodies, and room for expanded improvisation with percussion instruments.
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Turtle Songs: Floating (Beginner Piano Solo)

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Pno
Delightful piano solo for beginning students. Can be shared between the teacher and the student or can be played as a solo. Part 2 of a three part suite called Turtle Songs for children and student pianists.
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Turtle Songs: Pond Piano Duet

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Pno, 2 Pno
Delightful piano duet for beginning piano students. Can be played by a teacher and a student, or by two students. Part 1 of a short suite called "Turtle Songs" for young piano students.
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Turtle Songs: The Race (Beginner Piano Trio)

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Pno, 3 Pno
Delightful piano trio for beginning students. Can be shared between the teacher and the students. Part 3 of a three part suite called Turtle Songs for children and student pianists.
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We are the Children

Duration: 5
Instrumentation: Sop,Alto,Ten,Female~Voice,Male~Voice
Simple children's song based on traditional African-American music traditions.


A Wedding Song for Mother and Son

Duration: 5 min
Instrumentation: Pno,Alto,Ten,Male~Voice,Female~Voice
Hauntingly beautiful Wedding song for voice and piano, originally commissioned for the Pray for Gray Leukemia fund. Written for piano and either male or female voice. Short and simple, with a gentle waltz. Lovely as an instrumental work, as well, or arranged for solo instrument and piano.
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