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Courtly Hate 05:12
Whispers 03:30


This collection of tracks demonstrate my palette as a composer as it was in 1990. Make of it what you will, in some ways I feel like I've never surpassed the raw, open mood of adventure and experimentation that these examples contain.




released May 8, 2021

Words and Music by Steven Jobe
Arranged with the performers:

The Performers

Chris Adams : Trombone, Keyboard on Heavy Metal Ballade
Laura Gulley : Hurdy-Gurdy, Percussion,Violin on “Tertullian Dance” and Pierres' Motet
Steve Jobe : recitations, Electric Violin, Hurdy-Gurdy, Bassoon, Percussion
Winnie Lambrecht : Rainstick, triangle
Rachel Maloney : Electric Violin, Fiddle, Bowed Psaltery
Loren Mitchel : Keyboard, piano
Alec Redfearn : Accordion
Chris Turner : Harmonicas, Thai Harmonica, Cornetto, Jaw-harp

MELUSINE: Early Music Quartet on Rondeau Mondeau
     Frederic Evans : Vocals, Harp
     Catherine Hawkes : Harp
     Steve Jobe : recitation, Vielle
     Ellen Santaniello : Vocals, Bowed Psaltery

Recorded Sept. - Nov. 1991 at AS220 (71 Richmond St.), Providence R.I.
(except Rondeau Mondeau Performed by MELUSINE recorded Nov. 1990 
 Remixed by Joseph L. Auger Oct. 1991)

Recording engineered, mixed and mastered by Joseph L. Auger
Produced by Joseph L. Auger and Steven Jobe 

Archival restoration and 2021 Remaster by Joseph L. Auger
Cover photo : Denny Moers
Cover Art re-imaging : Joseph L. Auger

The Refrain in Finnegan's Rondeau contains citations
from Mark Twain and Warner Bros. cartoons.


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Steve Jobe Providence, Rhode Island

Born in 1955 in Mt. Vernon Ohio, the same hometown as Daniel Decatur Emmett, the composer of the song, “Dixie.” I settled into RI for good in 1984 and began composing soon after. I have a respectable body of work: two operas, a couple of concertos both commissioned, a cantata that was commissioned, a string quartet that won an award in 2006.
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