Christina Rossetti in Music Project

I knew my love for Christina Rossetti would pay off – my song cycle “Three Christina Rossetti Poems” has been included in a Christina Rossetti in music project, a digital archive housed at the University of Ottawa. It’s a cool project – and to be included with so many great composers is awesome-sauce.

A Birthday

I found a recording on SoundCloud of my setting of Christina Rossetti’s “A Birthday.” Nicholas LaRoche and Aaron Franklin are the performers and they do a great job.

Heine Lieder

4 of my Heine Lieder are being performed at the Univ. of South Carolina next month, by a lovely singer named Jonathan Phillipe Cawley on a program with Bellini and Quilter (love to be included in that list). If you’re near Columbia, SC – stop by. Should be a good night of singing.

Cawley Recital

Yoga Music 1

I spent a great summer doing yoga with my friends at Pink Lotus, and to celebrate the studio’s 5th birthday, I wrote some music to be played during Shavasana (final resting pose).

Rhodora

After a great trip to Leeds, England to visit the wife, I came back to SC to see everything blooming in all its glory. Just fantastic! Made me realize that coming out of the turbulence of the dark winter and into the rebirth of spring is possibly the best therapy available!

Charge of the Light Brigade

So excited to announce that I finished the choral piece “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” I’m very pleased with it and ready for the premier in the fall of 2016. It is set for SATB (divisi) a capella choir and is an honest telling of Tennyson’s epic poem about the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War, with the haunting lines “All in the valley of death rode the six hundred.” Gives me chills.

All about the Bass

My brilliant friend David Feiertag recorded “Hashkiveinu” one of the Two Hebrew Prayers I wrote for Congregation Emanu-El in Wichita, KS. Kathy Nenadal is the pianist. Boy, is it fun writing for that voice!

Foxglove

“Foxglove” a torch song with a twist from a musical David L. Williams and I are working on about two serial killers (fun for the entire family)! I am thrilled that Jennifer J. Winn and Tim Ribchester recorded this song. They nailed it!

Subway Songs

My fabulously cool and tech-savy brother-in-law, turned an old cassette tape into MP3 files for me, and I now have the premier recording of my SUBWAY SONGS in a usable form. SUBWAY SONGS are a set of three songs for soprano from poetry I found on the wall of the NYC Subway – part of the MTA”s “Poetry in Motion” series. This is a recording of the first song of the set “Along the hardcrest of the snowdrift” and is sung by soprano Alison Kelly at her Master’s of Music Recital at the Manhattan School of Music.