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Sidechaining (BBC Concerto Orchestra, BBC Proms 2018)

Night Parade (San Diego Symphony Orchestra)

The Eye of Night (Myriad Trio)

The Consolation of Rain (Camarata Pacifica)


The Consolation of Rain

Camerata Pacifica, Hahn Hall, Santa Barbara, Apr 2016

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 The North Wind was a Woman Dawn Upshaw, Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Sept 2009

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 Gumboots St Lawrence String Quartet, Todd Palmer clarinet. Spoleto Festival 2010

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 Piosenki Melissa Wegner soprano, Kyle Ferrill baritone, Yang Yang baritone (the baritone role was taken by two singers on this occasion)

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 That Time With You Kelley O'Connor Mezzo Soprano, Robert Spano Piano

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 A Bird in Your Ear Numbers 2-6

Bard College Orchestra & Choir, conducted by James Bagwell, Yulia Van Doren soprano, Sungeun Lee tenor, Yohan Yi Baritone, Chanel Wood Soprano, Rie Miyake Soprano, Kristin Ezell Soprano, Melissa Wegner,Soprano, and Tania Rodriguez Mezzo-Soprano.

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 Groanbox The Groanbox Boys and Metropolis Ensemble, conducted by Andrew Cyr.

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June 2010 WDAC Classical Public Radio
Todd Palmer on Gumboots.
Clarinettist Todd Palmer compares playing Gumboots to an olympic gymnast performing on the parralel bars or the pummel horse.

Feb 2010 American Music Center
Interview from New Music Box Spotlight Series.
"Connecticut-born David Bruce has been based in England since he was six weeks old but his extremely independent-minded compositions have a great deal in common with much of the music being created here today and continues to grab attention at many of America's most high-profile venues."

October 08 Carnegie Hall
Interview from Carnegie Hall Artist Interview Series.
"British-American composer David Bruce has a global thought process when it comes to writing music for the concert hall, illustrated by his acclaimed Carnegie Hall commissioned work, Gumboots—based on dancing which originated in the mines of South Africa under the brutal conditions of Apartheid."

March 08 WAMC
Dawn Upshaw and Kayo Iwama talk on WAMC Northeastern Public Radio about their students on the graduate vocal arts program at Bard College, and the commissioning of A Bird in Your Ear and the Bard workshops of Piosenki

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