Canciones Nocturnas is based on seven short poems by the Spanish writer, Jorge Guillén. The poems are from the Antología Civil and share a common theme: the night.
El Jardín de Tomás (Thomas' Garden) is a composition written in the memory of my mother María Inés de Potes and dedicated to the pianist David Holzman.
This is a visual interpretation of a piece for bass flute composed by Alba Potes entitled, Traces: Homage to Bach.
Alla Pavlova Concertino Vilnius; Sergej Krylov, violin; Rostislav Krimer, piano; Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra; 18 February 2014.
Composed and performed by Beata Moon. Commissioned by the New Jersey Music Teachers Association
Beth Anderson's Pennyroyal Swale Part 1. Ms. Anderson's beautiful music for string quartet, set to images of Kentucky by photographer James Archambeault. Video by Dmitriy Khavin.
Pennyroyal Swale Part 2. Ms. Anderson's beautiful music for string quartet, set to images of Kentucky by photographer James Archambeault. Video by Dmitriy Khavin.
Performed by Brooklyn Baroque: Andrew Bolotowsky, flute and baroque flute; Gregory Bynum, alto recorder; David Bakamjian, baroque cello; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord
Incidental Duckling animates the heartwarming tale of the Ugly Duckling. The music is excerpted from the theatre piece, produced by Literally Alive Theatre, and is also part of a suite of dance and incidental music with a similar title – Incidental Ducklings. Video by Kiersten Armstrong; music by Debra Kaye.
To recall the magic of Taos, the light, the air... in three remembrances - the first night there, the waning of summer, a visit to Georgia O'Keeffe's home in Abiquiu.
Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to our doorsteps; friends and loved ones were uprooted. The storm approached at night, and I improvised a beginning, thought of our unheeded wake up calls and woke to find what had happened while we were sleeping. Performed by Craig Ketter, piano.
Retorn a la Terra Conducted by Unai Urrecho and performed by Violinist Rodrigo Puskas, Double Bass Hyu Sun Lee, Clarinetist Hyon Suk Kim, Bassoonist Bao Anh Nguyen, Trumpetist Eric Robins, Trombonist Hyon Su Lim, and Percussionist Kevin Clarke. Narrated by Elisenda Fábregas and Yoo Jeong Hoon.
Premiere of "Terra Mater" for Symphony Orchestra performed by the Wonju Philharmonic conducted by Young-Min Park 2011 in Wonju, South Korea.
"Voices of the Rainforest" for flute, cello & piano. Mvt. III. Evening storm "The wind arrives, sounds explode." Live performance by the Trio Quer-Strich.
Live performance in Cambridge, Mass by Cappella Clausura, March, 2012.
Saxophonist, Susan Fancher performs Hilary Tann's Shakkei (Mvt. I). Thailand Philharmonic, directed by Allan McMurray. 2009 World Saxophone Congress.
Performed by: Ingrid Culliford, flute; Andrew Sparling, clarinet; Ruth Crouch, violin; Jane Salmon, cello; Shelagh Sutherland, piano; Richard Benjafield, percussion. Ensemble diretto da Odaline de la Martinez.
Joelle Wallach (composer) faculty recital at the University of North Texas.
Live 2006 performance by the Presidio Saxophone Quartet.
Performance by pianist Elizabeth Moak.
Composer Judith Zaimont , performs her own piano solo composition. Colorfield artworks are drawn from paintings by Gary Zaimont.
Performed by: Diana Newman, soprano and Bretton Brown, piano. i. Crickets Sang, Emily Dickinson; ii. Song, Emily Bronte; iii. Sleep, Mourner, Sleep!, Emily Bronte; iv. Some things are Dark, Edna St. Vincent Millay; v. Sonnet, Elizabeth Bishop.
Carolyn Hove, solo English Horn player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performs Juliana Hall's "Rilke Song" with pianist Yien Wang.
Danya Katok singing "To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson)" from the song cycle "Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush" by Juliana Hall.
Three of 24 “Intervals” for piano played by Italian pianist, Paolo Bartolani.
Performed by The Phoenix Quartet's David Root, David H. Orcutt and pianist Richard Pearson Thomas.
The Allegro Movement of String Quartet #6 by Julie Mandel is played at North Shore Public Library on Nov. 7th, 2008 by The Stony Brook String Quintet.
Marga Richter composed Aria & Toccata for Viola and String Orchestra for Walter Trampler at the request of MGM Records in the fall months of 1956. The work exists in an alternate version for viola and piano and it is in this form that it has been played most widely by Mr. Trampler since its successful recital introduction at the Library of Congress.
Comprised of 16 Movements. Performed by the Erato Ensemble (Jeff Pelletier, flute; Lauris Davis, oboe/english horn; Adrian Verdejo, guitar)
Sample tracks from Poetic Images Beyond Poetry CD, available on Ravello Records. Includes three of Richter's works for orchestra and features performances by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, both under conductor Gerard Schwarz.
Performed by Marga Richter, November 20, 2011, at a Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA) concert.
The Agony in the Garden (based on El Greco’s painting). Live from the world premiere (2011), Derby Chamber Music Society, UK: Eniko Magyar, viola, and Timothy End, piano.
Mussorgsky and Beyond, Double Variations for piano solo, Margarita Zelenaia, pianist. Video - Anatoly Semenchuk. The illustrations to the Pushkin's "Boris Godunov" by Evgueni Kibrik have been used.
Vocalize, Homage to Rachmaninoff. Premiered by Jasmine Lin (violin) and Jacob Braun (cello), recorded and broadcast live on WFMT radio from the Chicago Cultural Center in 2009.
For soprano, flute, violin, and cello, a setting in three movements of oral poetry by Afghan women whose names remain anonymous. The poems were originally couplets called "landays" which I knitted together to form a narrative. The first movement is entitled Love, the second Separation, and the third Exile.
Huatzu Hill for soprano and chamber orchestra is a setting of four poems by Wang Wei, an 8th-century Chinese poet, as translated into English by G.W. Robinson. Three of the four songs depict landscapes near Wang's country retreat in the Wang River valley. The second song is a bittersweet farewell to a beloved friend. This performance is by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Gayane Geghamyan, soprano, Ruben Asatrian, conductor.
Comprised of two pieces: the solo work I. Phantom Breeze shows the struggle for dominance between the conventional note pattern of the Native flute's scale and the interlopers (neighboring tones), and II. It Was the Wind, a setting of an evocative Navajo text for soprano and flute. Performance by James Pellerite, Native American flute and Tricia Melzer-Swaydrak, soprano. Photos by Albert Dlugasch.
Gayla Morgan performs two settings of poems by Joan Rudel, accompanied by Christopher Oldfather.
May Sarton, poem. Premiered by Sara Paar, soprano, Mary Robb, cello and Catherine Miller, piano.
Performed by Gregory Wiest, tenor, and Akane Kubo, piano in Munich, Germany.
From the album "All Things Gold" (2010), Melanie Mitrano, vocals; Matt King, piano; Andy Eulau, bass; Scott Neumann, drums, Jim Cifelli, flugelhorn. Music & Lyrics © Melanie Mitrano (ASCAP).
Melanie Mitrano, vocals; Matt King, keyboards; Scott Neumann, percussion. Music & Lyrics Melanie Mitrano.
From the album "All Things Gold" (2010). Melanie Mitrano, vocals; Matt King, piano; Andy Eulau, bass; Scott Neumann, drums. Music & Lyrics © Melanie Mitrano.
A short opera buffo, with music by Mira J. Spektor, and libretto by June Siegel. Performed by Hillary Schranze, soprano, Karen Jolicoeur, soprano, Brian Hunter, tenor, and Barbara Ames, piano.
Composer's Voice presents Nailah Nombeko's "Obscurity" performed by violinist, Stanichka Dimitrova, and pianist, Noah Palmer at the Jan Hus Church, New York City, 2013.
My Dad's Violin Documentary presents Nailah Nombeko's "Piece for Solo Violin" premiered by Stanichka Dimitrova for the Composer's Voice concert series, December 9, 2013 at the Jan Hus Church, NYC.
Performed by Chieh-Fan Yiu (viola) and Nataliya Medvedovskaya (piano). New York, April,2010.
Piano duo Nataliya Medvedovskaya, primo (right), and Miriam Brickman, secondo (left), with flutist Pamela Sklar and soprano and narrator Felicity Graham, perform the premiere of the narrated version of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils.
Piano duo Nataliya Medvedovskaya, primo (seated right), and Miriam Brickman, secondo (seated left), with flutist Pamela Sklar and soprano and narrator Felicity Graham, perform the premiere of the narrated version of composer Nataliya Medvedovskaya's The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. April 20, 2010.
The JACK Quartet performing Phase I of Nina C. Young's Memento Mori on March 12, 2013, NYC.
Inspired by her great respect of Native American cultures past and present, Pam's music here is also included on her CD, A Native American-Jazz Tribute. A portion of proceeds from sales of the CD are being donated to National Relief Charities, which serves over 75 reservations. www.nrcprograms.org.
Inspired by the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, I wrote Spell 166 for five flutes (piccolo-bass fl) and organ.
Nataliya Medvedovskaya's beautiful performance of my piano composition, Hourglass at Bargemusic.
Footage of the recording session by PARMA Recordings with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, Conductor, Czech Republic.
Shredding Glass - for orchestra began as an immediate cathartic response to the events and images of September 11, 2001. The music is ultimately about transcendence.
The final movement of 'Ambiguous Kafka'. Musical adaptation of texts by Franz Kafka. Music and Concept by Ronnie Reshef.
Ending scene of the film "Quantum Leap", Directed by Alon Levi, Edited by Yaniv Segalovitch, Original Music by Ronnie Reshef.
An Opera by Ronnie Reshef. On the day of liberation, Alina, a Jewish prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, cannot rejoice her freedom until she finds out what was the fate of her eight year old son.
An otherworldly electronic sonic soundscape. Complex sound synthesis and visual music in an alien dreamworld. Composed by Sabrina Peña Young. Released with Young's debut electroacoustic album Origins in 2008.
In a post-USA dystopia teen Libertaria escapes from genetics factory and teams up with her addict father to lead a cyborg army against evil reverse-aging geneticists in this "epic" machinima opera by award-winning composer Sabrina Peña Young. Created entirely online without a single live rehearsal, Libertaria has been described as a "breakthrough opera" and "Wagner 2.0", and the first original comic book opera.
TEDxBuffalo. Sabrina Peña Young put together her own full opera production using crowdsourced performances and machinima: computer-generated 3-D graphics.
Scored for mixed chorus, synthesizers, bass guitar and drum set, the piece was commissioned as part of Bukvich's Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence at Lafayette College (2011-2012) and premiered at the Williams Center for the Arts, PA.
Bukvich's collaboration with the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company - a 30-minute electroacoustic score commissioned for the company's "Celebrate 30! Performance Gala" in spring 2013, premiered at Kean University, NJ.
Inspired by Mordy Ferber's world fusion jazz, Goran Bregovic's film music, and Brian Eno's nineties electronica, "You Move Me" was presented as part of "Svjetlana & Friends", an evening of her music at Spectrum in NYC.
Nocturne by Maria Szymanowska, She was a Polish composer who lived before Chopin and is thought to have influenced his music. Performed by Beata Moon, piano.
Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Jaeeun Kim, assistant conductor, Dominick DiOrio, director, Alexandra Mullins, harp; Cecilia Ratna, Rebecca Ehren, Patricia Wallinga, vocal soloists.
Railroad Trestle Bridge in Galax, Virginia, uses the motoric rhythm of a train. The Chinese erhu and pipa evoke the sound of a fiddle and banjo playing country music. The players are John Yeh and Teresa Reilly, clarinets, Wang Guowei, erhu, Yang Wei, pipa.
Based on a Greek Orthodox chant, this solo work became the basis for the piano concerto "Ancient Keys." Premiered by pianist, Paul Barnes.
U.S. Premiere: Victoria Hauk, flute; Kathryn Christensen, piano.
'Illusion' from 'The Crimson Hand' is the overture to the staged production of the same title for chamber orchestra and fixed media. Performed by 'The Curiosity Cabinet'
Raijin performed by Joe Tucker December 5, 2014, Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn NY.
Spare Bedroom (Frans Zwartjes- 1970) Score by Whitney E. George, with Melissa Danas, Horn Soloist.