Night Angel, A One-Woman Musical: Carman Moore Composer, Vol 2, No 4 by Melinda Camber PorterNight Angel, A One-Woman Musical: Carman Moore Composer, Vol 2, No 4 by Melinda Camber Porter

Night Angel, A One-Woman Musical: Carman Moore Composer, Vol 2, No 4

byMelinda Camber Porter, Carman MooreEditorJoseph Flicek

Hardcover | April 15, 2016

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Night Angel is a poignant and witty one-woman musical about a cabaret singer's efforts to resurrect her life and career in the aftermath of a painful divorce. During her comeback attempt in a nightclub in downtown Newark, New Jersey, she tries to pull together her singing career, her emotions, and her life.

Night Angel, with concept, libretto, and backdrop paintings by the late Melinda Camber Porter, features the exhilarating music of Carman Moore presented in fourteen songs, ranging from hard rock to mystic ballad, all strong on melody, rhythm, and unexpected harmonies.

 “It was my pleasure listening to Night Angel. It sounds very promising. The music is also genuinely effective.”  - Harold Prince

“Carman Moore is a pragmatic, soft-spoken composer and musician achieving particular eminence for his dance scores.” - New York Times

“Night Angel is a one-woman musical of seventeen songs written by Melinda Camber Porter and Ms. Porter’s large oil paintings hang as backdrops with music by composer, Carman Moore. Night Angel tells the poignant and witty story of a former cabaret singer who is struggling to make a new life after a difficult divorce. Night Angel is set a Newark bar.” -New York Metropolitan News

Night Angel created for one singing actress, backed by piano, guitar, drums, and improvising saxophone.  Melinda Camber Porter’s sassy libretto features an actress who is a hip and pungent monologist unafraid of exposing her feelings onstage.  

Night Angel was originally performed at the Lincoln Center Clark Theater in New York City in 1995 under the direction of Martha Banta and music direction by Tim Weill.

Night Angel published here for the first time by Blake Press with the complete book, libretto, backdrop paintings and sheet music.

Melinda Camber Porter (1953 - 2008) was born in London and graduated from Oxford University with a First Class Honors degree in Modern Languages. She began her writing career in Paris as a cultural correspondent for The Times of London. French culture is the subject of her book Through Parisian Eyes (published by Oxford Univers...
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Title:Night Angel, A One-Woman Musical: Carman Moore Composer, Vol 2, No 4Format:HardcoverDimensions:138 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:Blake PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1942231334

ISBN - 13:9781942231332

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NIGHT ANGELA one-woman musicalBook, Lyrics and Backdrop PaintingsBy Melinda Camber PorterMusic by Carman MooreThe set features Melinda Camber Porter's backdrop oil paintings:The Night Garden 60" x 36" ©1991 Triptych of Selves 60" x 48" ©1994 Couple Making Love By Water 60" x 36" ©1991Fertility 60" x 48" ©1995Night Angel 36" x 36" ©1992 (cover painting) LIST OF SONGS in NIGHT ANGEL PART I LOUIS LOUISA THE DIVORCE / GET DOWN IN THE CIRCLE OF LOVE SHAME VACATION FOOD IN THE NIGHT CLAY IN YOUR HANDS RICH MAN POOR GIRL GOING OUTSIDE PART II BOULEVARD ST. MICHEL WE'RE IN AMERICA ALL WILDNESS GONE BALLAD OF FREEDOMS SONG OF LOVE AND WAR CHANT: "HE TURNED HER DOWN" ROAD TO KATMANDU NIGHT KIDS WAIT FOR THE WOMAN IT'S ALL OURS

Editorial Reviews

"It was my pleasure listening to Night Angel. It sounds very promising. The music is also genuinely effective." - Harold Prince"Carman Moore is a pragmatic, soft-spoken composer and musician achieving particular eminence for his dance scores." - New York Times"Night Angel is a one-woman musical of seventeen songs written by Melinda Camber Porter and Ms. Porter's large oil paintings hang as backdrops with music by composer, Carman Moore. Night Angel tells the poignant and witty story of a former cabaret singer who is struggling to make a new life after a difficult divorce. Night Angel is set a Newark bar." -New York Metropolitan News