The Garland of Kane (1976) – comic opera in one act from Hawaiian mythology; libretto by Harvey Hess; time – 1 hr.; Kumukoa – soprano, Lady Maile – mezzo or contralto, Haku Mele – tenor, Haku Lei – baritone, Keauhou – bass; SAT & SAB choruses of villagers; dancers; orchestra 3333 4331 timp 3-perc harp celeste/piano strings

The Singing Snails (1980) [P] [R] [YT]– comic opera for youth in one act from Hawaiian folklore; libretto by Harvey Hess; time – 1 hr.; Napua – soprano, Kaipo – tenor, 1st Snail – soprano, 2nd Snail – mezzo, 3rd Snail – alto, 4th Snail – soprano, 5th – snail – alto; SSA chorus; dancers; orchestra 2222 422 timp 2-perc harp celeste/piano strings

An Evening of Coffee Operas –

The Coffee Cantata (1985) [P] – by J.S. Bach, [BWV 211], comic chamber opera in one act; time: 30 m.; new English singing translation by Harvey Hess and piano rehearsal score realization by Jerré Tanner; Narrator - tenor, Slendrian - baritone, Lisa - soprano; s. fl keyboard continuo strings [suggested: 43322]; completely compatible with the BWV edition

The Kona Coffee Cantata (1985)[R]  – comic chamber opera in one act, companion piece to the J.S. Bach “Coffee Cantata” [BWV 211]; libretto by Harvey Hess; time – 72 m.; Kolea – soprano, Kimo – tenor, Mr. Kua – bass/baritone; s. flute s. violin & cello keyboard sampler strings [suggested: 43322]

Key: Published J.W. Pepper Music - [P] · Published Sheet Music Plus - [S] · Recorded - [R] · YouTube video - [YT]

Banner (top): John Paul Thomas - set and costume designs for "The Garland of Kane"; the Parodos