The Good Man’s Song

scene five from Crescent City for voice and piano

Anne LeBaron

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scene five from Crescent City for voice and piano

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Composer Anne LeBaron
Year of Composition 2011
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Catalogue ID ce-alb1gms1


The Good Man’s Song is taken from the opera, The Crescent City.

Crescent City tells a kaleidoscopic tale of a fictional city barely functioning after one hurricane and now threatened by another. The supernatural figure of legendary voodoo queen Marie Laveau emerges from her tomb to try and save the city from annihilation, while marauding revelers celebrate an apocalyptic final party as the world comes to an end. The hallucinatory musical colors extend beyond conventional opera with electronica, non-traditional vocal techniques, and experimental jazz. Crescent City was produced by The Industry, with a run of twelve performances in Los Angeles in 2012, and directed by Yuval Sharon. The libretto is by Douglas Kearney.