Penrose Marcos Allphin

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About Penrose

Penrose Marcos Allphin (they/them) is a genderqueer composer and independent researcher. Their master's thesis can be found here. In their spare time, they enjoy cross-stitching, baking and playing with Percy, their cat.

 

 

 

 

Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre

Violets and Carnations (2019)

a one-act queer musical fairytale

Cellist Next Door (2020)

a tale of gay time-travel and historical gender-non-conformity

Chamber Music

Sonata No. 1 (arrangements for piano trio, string quartet, or quintet available) (2018) (6’30”)

String Quartet arrangement premiered at the first Five College Contemporary Composition Collective concert

A winner of the Smith College 2018 Settie Lehman Fatman Prize for the best composition in music in small form

Wisteria (viola, piano) (2021) (5')

 

Invention No. 1 (clarinet, piano) (2019) (3’)

 

River (violin, cello) (2017) (3’)

 

 

Choral

 

Darling (in progress) (TTBB) 

 

On the Hill-Side (2019) (SATB) (2')

Text by Radclyffe Hall

Open-Mouthed Gemini (2019) (SATB or piano & voice) (3')

Text by Morgan Ureña

Wild Nights (2019) (SATB) (3')

Text by Emily Dickinson

Salve Regina (2019) (SSAAB) (3')

 

Senex Puerum Portabat (2018) (SATB) (3’)

Premiered by Circle City Chamber Choir for the 2019 Transgender Singing Voice Conference 

Winner of the 2019 Margaret Collins Stoop Adesso Prize for the best new choral work composed by a Smith student 

 

Woods in Winter (2018) (SATB) (3’)

Text by H. W. Longfellow

 

Summer Rain (2018) (SATB) (3’)

Text by Fannie Isabelle Sherrick

 

Vocal (solo repertoire)

strawberries mean nothing (2021, song cycle for voice and piano) 

  I. Fruit​

  II. Jam Jar

  III. October

  IV. Taxonomy

as if you were an archer (2019, song cycle for voice and piano)

  1. At a Dinner Party ​​​​​​(text by Amy Levy)

  2. At the Touch of You (text by Witter Bynner)

  3. He Would Not Stay for Me (text by A.E. Housman)

  4. El Beso (text by Angelina Weld Grimké)

Open-Mouthed Gemini (2019) (piano & voice) (3')

Text by Morgan Ureña

the sun just touched the morning (soprano or tenor, piano) (2017) (2’)

Text by Emily Dickinson  

Image by Andy Holmes
 
 
 
Image by Andy Holmes

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