Batraxoi

About Batraxoi

Batraxoi was established in 1980 to publish and perform ensemble works for instruments and voices. Since then it has performed in many locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, presenting both seasonal concerts and premieres of new works by its members. Some of the original works that have been performed by Batraxoi are available through Beinn-Ard, including both "The Midwife of Bethlehem" and the stories collected in "A Cradle for the Child". The oratorio "Yona", to be performed by Batraxoi on April 9th and 10th, will also be published by Beinn Ard. Please feel free to visit the Batraxoi homepage for more information.

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Garth Griffin

About the Artist

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Garth Griffin is a musician and computer scientist. He earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College with a double major in music and computer science. Garth's primary instrument is jazz piano, and he is featured in a number of recordings available for free download from Beinn-Ard. You can also visit Garth's personal website, GarthGriffin.com.

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Robert W. Griffin

About the Artist

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Robert W. Griffin has a variety of artistic interests, including writing, composing, and performing. He is featured in many recordings here on Beinn-Ard, and many of his works of music and literature are available here as well. He is also one of the founding members of the musical group Batraxoi.

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Literary works including the following, available on the Robert W Griffin author page

Mischka's Tale (published 2014)
The Song of Simeon (published 2013)
The Midwife of Bethlehem (published 2012)
A Cradle for the Child (published 2011)

Musical works include the following:

Ruwth (a chamber opera with words by Lotta Suter and music by Robert W. Griffin, 2014)
Sarai (a chamber opera with words by Lotta Suter and music by Robert W. Griffin, 2013)
Yona (a chamber opera with words by Lotta Suter and music by Robert W. Griffin, 2011)
The Midwife of Bethlehem (a chamber opera for Christmas, words and music by Robert W. Griffin, 2010)
The Christmas Letter (a story for Christmas, words and music by Robert W. Griffin, 2009)
The Christmas Dance (a story for Christmas, words and music by Robert W. Griffin, 2005)
Ose Shalom (Jewish song, arranged by Robert W. Griffin, 2003)
Hermoso Bouquet (Spanish folksong arranged by Robert W. Griffin, 2002)
My Father's Son (song for tenor and piano, by Robert W. Griffin, 2002)
El Cant dels Ocells (Catalan folksong, arranged by Robert W. Griffin. 2001)
The Christmas Goose (a story for Christmas, words and music by Robert W. Griffin, 2001)
A Clear Night, A New Song (a story for Christmas, words and music by Robert W. Griffin, 1998)
Shabbat Hamalka (Jewish song arranged by Robert W. Griffin, 1998)
To Look with Eyes that Wonder (anthem, words and music by Robert W. Griffin, 1997)
Ivory and Gold (a story for Christmas, words and music by Robert W. Griffin, 1996)
The High Wood (duet for oboe and piano by Robert W. Griffin, 1996)
Three Poems by Dickinson (partsongs composed by Robert W. Griffin, 1996)
Fare Forward (partsong by Robert W. Griffin, 1995)
The Stranger at the Gate (musical for Christmas, book and lyrics by Robert W. Griffin, 1995)
The Stonecarver's Rose (a story for Christmas, words and music by Robert W. Griffin, 1994)
In the Wilderness (cantata, composed by Robert W. Griffin to texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls, 1994)
Three Songs for the Forest (partsongs composed by Robert W. Griffin, 1994)
The Song of Joel (chamber opera for Easter, libretto and music by Robert W. Griffin, 1992)
The Song of Miriam (chamber opera for Easter, libretto and music by Robert W. Griffin, 1990)
The Song of Simeon (chamber opera for Christmas, libretto and music by Robert W. Griffin, 1988)
A Round for Bells (canon by Robert W. Griffin, 1986)
Suffer the Little Children (anthem by Robert W. Griffin, 1984)


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Lotta Suter

About the Artist

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Lotta Suter is a journalist, book author and translator. Her writing encompasses political essays as well as children's poems. She is also a singer and violinist and featured in many of the recordings on this site. Lotta Suter has been a member of the singing group Batraxoi for many years.

Yona (libretto for this new oratorio)

The Big Egg: An Easter Story

Angels in the Backyard: Poems for My Children

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