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Keith Benjamin, trumpet, and Melody Turnquist Steed, organ, as the duo "Clarion", perform new music from American composers. Dr. Steed performs on the 4 manual Gabriel Kney Organ at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri.
Adler's Clarion Calls is dedicated to, and was commissioned by Dr. Benjamin and Dr. Steed. The third movement was inspired by the shocking news of the assassination of Yitzchak Rabin. Breezeworks was also commissioned by Clarion. Icarus Wept was commissioned by Clarion, and was funded by a Composers Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (therefore forcing abandonment of the original concept involving full frontal nudity).
Clarion Calls- Samuel Adler
Breezeworks- Donald Freund
Brunelleschi's Machines- Eugene O'Brien
Icarus Wept- James Mobberley
Strap on Your Lobster
Climbing the Blue Staircase
Intermizzoid #1: Getting Waxed
Intermezzoid #2: Somebody Else's Face
Eleven Feet from the Sun
Eine Kleine Yiddishe Spaß- Stephen David Beck