John Webber Crazy Jane


198001Snow White and the Three PigsOpera childrens opera
198002Elegiefor cello and strings
198003Cello Concertofor cello and strings
198004Praeludium and Allegrofor violn and strings
198006Cello Concertofor cello and strings
198007Cello Concertofor cello and strings
198008Meditation from Thaisfor violin and strings
198111Nativity (The)Opera church opera
198309Ptolomys Journalfor small orchestra
198402QuintetQuintet for clarinet, string quartet
198502Apokalypsis Ioannisfor chorus a cappella
198504Pelucidfor solo violin
198505Three Owl Songsfor Soprano and piano
198607SonataDuo for horn, piano
198705SonataDuo for flute, piano
198805SonataDuo for cello, piano
198906QuartetQuartet for flute, violin, viola, cello
199613Two Tuptetsfor variable instrumentation ensemble
199803Cello Suitesfor solo cello
199805TriptychTrio for clarinet, trumpet, piano
199902Partitafor solo violin
199907Crazy Janefor soprano and two orchestras
200005Partitafor solo flute
200007Partitafor solo clarinet
200011Four Canonical Songsfor sop alto bari piano
200102Six Silly Songsfor satb and piano
200203Albeniz Suitefor small orchestra
200204Bach Inventionsfor small orchestra
200205Partita Ifor small orchestra
200207Petites Piecesfor small orchestra
200208Two Arabesquesfor small orchestra
200209Notturnofor small orchestra
200210Woodland Sketchesfor small orchestra
200211Ah vous dirai je Mamanfor small orchestra
200213Academic Festival OvertureQuintet for piano and string quartet
200214Capriccio ItalienQuintet for piano and string quartet
200215Romeo and JulietQuintet for piano and string quartet
200404Nutcracker The Four Movementsfor string orchestra
200417Wedding Day at Troldhaugenfor small orchestra
200418Suite Bergamasquefor small orchestra
200422Peer Gynt Six Movementsfor small orchestra
200501Blue Danube (Thefor small orchestra
200503Three Percussion QuartetsQuartet for timpani, mallets, agogo bells, congas, tamtam
200504Three Songsfor satb chorus, piano
200505Thre RL Stevenson Songsfor satb chorus, piano
200512Four Slavonic Dancesfor small orchestra
200513Ludicrous Canonicus no 1for wind quartet
200515SonataDuo for violin, piano
200520Fifteen Folksongsfor four instruments
200521Five Folksong FantasiesTrio for flute, violin, cello
200603Five Unruliesfor solo piano
200604String Quintet no 2Quintet for 2 violins, 2 violas, cello
200617Three Ent Dancesfor tuba ensemble
200701Tempest (The)Opera in five acts after the play by William Shakespeare
200703Canticlesfor chorus and orchestra
200804Symphony no 4for piano and strings
200905Symphony no 1for orchestra
200906Xanadufor orchestra
200912Saraswatifor orchestra
201001All Bears Can Dancefor orchestra
201002Little Suitefor small orchestra
201003Four Songsfor high voices
201004Partitafor solo double bass
201008Life of Benedictfor orchestra
201009Cello Concertofor cello, small orchestra
201011Song of the Sannyasinfor small orchestra
201101String Quartet no 5for string quartet
201102Eleven Dittiesfor piano
201201Ecumenical Requiemfor chorus soli and orchestra
201205Bridal suitefor orchestra
201304Symphony no 2for small orchestra
201307Two Short Piano Suitesfor solo piano
201401Fugal Preludesfor piano
201404Symphony no 6for orchestra
201502Ten Miniaturesfor piano
201503Children's Songs of Costa Ricafor childrens voices and orchestra
201504Koinoniafor chorus and orchestra
201505Short Communionfor chorus and piano
201506Viola Concertofor viola and orchestra

m7for soprano and two orchestras

Score A: full score

Score A: pf reduction

Score B: full score

A: Seven Songs for Soprano and small orchestra

B: Seven psychoises for orchestra
may be performed separately or together

Orchestra A:
1111 1000
solo soprano

Orchestra B:
2222 4231
timp perc


1 Crazy Jane and the Bishop
2 Crazy Jane reproved
3 Crazy Jane on the day of Judgement
4 Crazy Jane and Jack the Journeyman
5 Crazy Jane on God
6 Crazy Jane talks with the Bishop
7 Crazy Jane grown old looks at the Dancers

1 with suppressed anger
2 quietly and thoughtfully
3 frustratedly
4 passionately
5 malignantly
6 timeless
7 peacfully


WB Yeats’ set of seven Crazy Jane poems depict the madness and wisdom of an old woman reminscing about her life. They are full of extremes of bathos and sublimity and are mainly of an emotional nature. The SEVEN SONGS are a setting of Yeats’ poems and represent the surface of Crazy Jane’s mind - the SEVEN PSYCHOSIES use the same musical material as the songs but in a far more unstructured and free way, these represent the subconscious under pinnings of her mind.

The tempi of the two works are related usually in a 2:1 relationship, that is the beat in one will be twice as fast as in the other. The exception is no. VI where each bar in the psychosies is held for several bars of the corresponding song and no. 5 where the song is performed during a G.P. in the psychosis. In no. 2 the tempi need not be precise, the song proceeds at about one and a half time the speed of the psychosis. It is unimportant which orchestra finishes no. 2 first.

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