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American art song composer Juliana Hall is a prolific and highly-regarded composer of vocal music that has been called “brilliant” (Washington Post), “beguiling” (The Times, London), “strikingly original” (Austin Chronicle), “stunning” (Planet Hugill, London), “kaleidoscopic” (Voix des Arts), “profound” (Classical Net), and “the most genuinely moving music of the afternoon” (Boston Globe).
Hall began formal composition studies as an elective for her graduate piano degree at the Yale School of Music. Her composition teachers there—Martin Bresnick, Leon Kirchner, and Frederic Rzewski—encouraged her to become a composer, though, so she received her master’s degree in the field of composition in 1987. Later that year, while studying with renowned composer Dominick Argento in Minneapolis, she received her first commission: a song cycle for star soprano Dawn Upshaw, commissioned by the Schubert Club of Saint Paul. Two years later she received a second commission, for Metropolitan Opera baritone David Malis, as well as the honor of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Hall has since composed works for dozens of singers, among them Brian Asawa, Stephanie Blythe, Molly Fillmore, Zachary James, Randall Scarlata, and Kitty Whately. More than 500 musicians have performed Hall’s music in 33 countries on six continents, at venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Herbst Theater, the Library of Congress, Snape Maltings, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Warehouse Waterloo, and Wigmore Hall, as well as the Buxton and Salisbury International Arts Festivals, London Festival of American Music, Ojai Music Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Rhonefestival für Liedkunst, Schumannfest Düsseldorf, and the Tanglewood Music Center.
Organizations presenting concerts devoted to Hall’s music include New York’s Sparks & Wiry Cries, Princeton’s Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project, London’s Re-Sung series, and Calliope’s Call of Boston, as well as the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar and the University of North Texas’ CollabFest program. Hall’s music has also been presented by the Bitesize Proms, Boston Art Song Society, CHAI Collaborative Ensemble, Cincinnati Song Initiative, Ensemble for These Times, Feminine Musique, Joy in Singing, Lynx Project, Lyric Fest, Mirror Visions Ensemble, Northern Ireland Opera, Seattle Art Song Society, Société d’Art Vocal de Montréal, The Song Company, and Voices of Change.
Hall received SongFest’s prestigious Sorel Commission in 2017, and she maintains an active network of residencies and partnerships with organizations like the Hartt and Manhattan Schools of Music, Westminster Choir College, the Collaborative Piano Institute, and On Site Opera, where she has given master classes and presentations on her music. Hall was asked to serve as a composer mentor for the inaugural year of the NATS Composer Mentorship Program, and she has judged both the preliminary and final rounds of the NATS Art Song Composition Award Competition.
A favorite of teachers and students alike, Juliana Hall's music has been studied, researched, and performed at numerous music schools, including the Bard and Cincinnati College Conservatories, Cleveland and Peabody institutes, the Eastman, Juilliard, Longy, and Mannes schools of music, and the universities of Michigan, Indiana, and Southern California, as well as the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Hall’s works have been broadcast over the BBC and NPR radio networks, as well as other stations in Amsterdam, Calgary, Madrid, New York, Paris, Québec, and Zürich. Her solo album—Love’s Signature—was released in 2017 on MSR Classics, featuring renowned countertenor Darryl Taylor, Grammy-winning soprano Susan Narucki, and pianist Donald Berman. Gramophone wrote of the recording that “[Hall’s] sensitivity to words is on impressive display…these songs show Hall to be a composer who savours lyrical lines and harmonies peppered with gentle spices” and the NATS Journal of Singing remarked that “One comes away from this disc with a profound appreciation for the excellence and innovation of [Hall’s] music,” adding that her songs are “meticulously and sensitively crafted…music whose beauty could enhance the text at hand without drawing attention away from that text. This is masterful writing in every respect.”

Juliana Hall's art songs are published by E. C. Schirmer and Boosey & Hawkes.

JULIANA HALL – VOCAL MUSIC:
E. C. Schirmer
Boosey & Hawkes
Classical Vocal Reprints

JULIANA HALL – LISTEN:
SoundCloud
YouTube

JULIANA HALL – SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook
Twitter

JULIANA HALL – MORE INFORMATION:
Juliana Hall
The LiederNet Archive
New Music USA
New Music USA Online Library

Upon This Summer's Day

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 16:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 8 songs for Soprano and Piano on poems by Emily Dickinson

Poets

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 15:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any low voice, bass voice

Description: 5 songs for Bass and Piano on poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Julie Jane

Year: 2006

Duration (in minutes): 24:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Description: 5 songs for Baritone and Piano on poems by Thomas Hardy

Dreams in War Time

Year: 2003

Duration (in minutes): 20:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: mezzo soprano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 7 songs for Mezzo Soprano and Piano on poems by Amy Lowell

One Art

Year: 2003

Duration (in minutes): 27:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: cello, mezzo soprano

Description: 4 songs for Mezzo Soprano and Cello on poems by Elizabeth Bishop

Poet's Calendar

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 24:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 12 songs for Tenor and Piano on poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Death's Echo

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 30:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 5 songs for Baritone and Piano on poems by W.H. Auden

Propriety

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 17:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 5 songs for Soprano and Piano on poems by Marianne Moore

Walrus and The Carpenter

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 12:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: bassoon, clarinet, oboe

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: Setting for Soprano, Oboe, Clarinet in B-Flat, and Bassoon of the poem by Lewis Carroll

Fables for a Prince

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 17:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice, mezzo soprano

Description: 6 songs for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, and Piano on fables of Jean de La Fontaine (translated by Marianne Moore)

Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 14:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

Description: 7 songs for Soprano and Piano on letters of Emily Dickinson

Bells and Grass

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 9:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: oboe

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 5 songs for Soprano and Oboe on poems by Walter de la Mare

Letters from Edna

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 20:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: mezzo soprano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 8 songs for Mezzo Soprano and Piano on letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Peacock Pie

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 30:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 20 songs for Tenor and Piano on poems by Walter de la Mare

Winter Windows

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 18:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 7 songs for Baritone and Piano on poems by Walter de la Mare, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Percy Byssche Shelley

Night Dances

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 13:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 6 songs for Soprano and Piano on poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, and Edna St. Vincent Millay

In Reverence

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 12:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 5 songs for Soprano and Piano on poems by Emily Dickinson

FROM A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE: Art Songs by Women Composers

Includes works by composers Nadia Boulanger, Cécile Chaminade, Felicia Donceanu, Augusta Holmes, Mary Howe, Maria Malibran, Carol Robinson, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, and Jane Vieu and JULIANA HALL: "Ripe Corn", "November", "Theme in Yellow", and "Splinter" from the song cycle "Theme in Yellow" (1990) for Mezzo Soprano and Piano
Performers: Katherine Eberle (mezzo-soprano), Robin Guy (piano)

Composers: Juliana Hall, & others

Label: Vienna Modern Masters

Product ID: 2005

Buy URL: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=213728

Buy URL 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/from-a-womans-perspective/id499689243

To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson)

Composer: Juliana Hall

Description: Danya Katok singing "To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson)" from the song cycle "Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush" by Juliana Hall.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDVUyVic_fA

Night Dances - song cycle

Composer: Juliana Hall

Description: 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.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIaSTFFbG1k

Rilke Song

Composer: Juliana Hall

Description: Carolyn Hove, solo English Horn player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performs Juliana Hall's "Rilke Song" with pianist Yien Wang.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_cKocgU12I

BIOGRAPHY
American art song composer Juliana Hall is a prolific and highly-regarded composer of vocal music that has been called “brilliant” (Washington Post), “beguiling” (The Times, London), “strikingly original” (Austin Chronicle), “stunning” (Planet Hugill, London), “kaleidoscopic” (Voix des Arts), “profound” (Classical Net), and “the most genuinely moving music of the afternoon” (Boston Globe).
Hall began formal composition studies as an elective for her graduate piano degree at the Yale School of Music. Her composition teachers there—Martin Bresnick, Leon Kirchner, and Frederic Rzewski—encouraged her to become a composer, though, so she received her master’s degree in the field of composition in 1987. Later that year, while studying with renowned composer Dominick Argento in Minneapolis, she received her first commission: a song cycle for star soprano Dawn Upshaw, commissioned by the Schubert Club of Saint Paul. Two years later she received a second commission, for Metropolitan Opera baritone David Malis, as well as the honor of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Hall has since composed works for dozens of singers, among them Brian Asawa, Stephanie Blythe, Molly Fillmore, Zachary James, Randall Scarlata, and Kitty Whately. More than 500 musicians have performed Hall’s music in 33 countries on six continents, at venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Herbst Theater, the Library of Congress, Snape Maltings, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Warehouse Waterloo, and Wigmore Hall, as well as the Buxton and Salisbury International Arts Festivals, London Festival of American Music, Ojai Music Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Rhonefestival für Liedkunst, Schumannfest Düsseldorf, and the Tanglewood Music Center.
Organizations presenting concerts devoted to Hall’s music include New York’s Sparks & Wiry Cries, Princeton’s Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project, London’s Re-Sung series, and Calliope’s Call of Boston, as well as the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar and the University of North Texas’ CollabFest program. Hall’s music has also been presented by the Bitesize Proms, Boston Art Song Society, CHAI Collaborative Ensemble, Cincinnati Song Initiative, Ensemble for These Times, Feminine Musique, Joy in Singing, Lynx Project, Lyric Fest, Mirror Visions Ensemble, Northern Ireland Opera, Seattle Art Song Society, Société d’Art Vocal de Montréal, The Song Company, and Voices of Change.
Hall received SongFest’s prestigious Sorel Commission in 2017, and she maintains an active network of residencies and partnerships with organizations like the Hartt and Manhattan Schools of Music, Westminster Choir College, the Collaborative Piano Institute, and On Site Opera, where she has given master classes and presentations on her music. Hall was asked to serve as a composer mentor for the inaugural year of the NATS Composer Mentorship Program, and she has judged both the preliminary and final rounds of the NATS Art Song Composition Award Competition.
A favorite of teachers and students alike, Juliana Hall's music has been studied, researched, and performed at numerous music schools, including the Bard and Cincinnati College Conservatories, Cleveland and Peabody institutes, the Eastman, Juilliard, Longy, and Mannes schools of music, and the universities of Michigan, Indiana, and Southern California, as well as the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Hall’s works have been broadcast over the BBC and NPR radio networks, as well as other stations in Amsterdam, Calgary, Madrid, New York, Paris, Québec, and Zürich. Her solo album—Love’s Signature—was released in 2017 on MSR Classics, featuring renowned countertenor Darryl Taylor, Grammy-winning soprano Susan Narucki, and pianist Donald Berman. Gramophone wrote of the recording that “[Hall’s] sensitivity to words is on impressive display...these songs show Hall to be a composer who savours lyrical lines and harmonies peppered with gentle spices” and the NATS Journal of Singing remarked that “One comes away from this disc with a profound appreciation for the excellence and innovation of [Hall’s] music,” adding that her songs are “meticulously and sensitively crafted...music whose beauty could enhance the text at hand without drawing attention away from that text. This is masterful writing in every respect.”

Juliana Hall's art songs are published by E. C. Schirmer and Boosey & Hawkes.


JULIANA HALL - VOCAL MUSIC:
E. C. Schirmer
Boosey & Hawkes
Classical Vocal Reprints


JULIANA HALL - LISTEN:
SoundCloud
YouTube


JULIANA HALL - SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook
Twitter


JULIANA HALL - MORE INFORMATION:
Juliana Hall
The LiederNet Archive
New Music USA
New Music USA Online Library




COMPOSITIONS

Upon This Summer's Day

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 16:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 8 songs for Soprano and Piano on poems by Emily Dickinson

Poets

Year: 2007

Duration (in minutes): 15:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: any low voice, bass voice

Description: 5 songs for Bass and Piano on poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Julie Jane

Year: 2006

Duration (in minutes): 24:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Description: 5 songs for Baritone and Piano on poems by Thomas Hardy

Dreams in War Time

Year: 2003

Duration (in minutes): 20:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: mezzo soprano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 7 songs for Mezzo Soprano and Piano on poems by Amy Lowell

One Art

Year: 2003

Duration (in minutes): 27:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: cello, mezzo soprano

Description: 4 songs for Mezzo Soprano and Cello on poems by Elizabeth Bishop

Poet's Calendar

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 24:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 12 songs for Tenor and Piano on poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Death's Echo

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 30:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 5 songs for Baritone and Piano on poems by W.H. Auden

Propriety

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 17:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 5 songs for Soprano and Piano on poems by Marianne Moore

Walrus and The Carpenter

Year: 1992

Duration (in minutes): 12:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: bassoon, clarinet, oboe

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: Setting for Soprano, Oboe, Clarinet in B-Flat, and Bassoon of the poem by Lewis Carroll

Fables for a Prince

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 17:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice, mezzo soprano

Description: 6 songs for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, and Piano on fables of Jean de La Fontaine (translated by Marianne Moore)

Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 14:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

Description: 7 songs for Soprano and Piano on letters of Emily Dickinson

Bells and Grass

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 9:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: oboe

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 5 songs for Soprano and Oboe on poems by Walter de la Mare

Letters from Edna

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 20:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: mezzo soprano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 8 songs for Mezzo Soprano and Piano on letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Peacock Pie

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 30:00:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 20 songs for Tenor and Piano on poems by Walter de la Mare

Winter Windows

Year: 1989

Duration (in minutes): 18:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: baritone voice

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 7 songs for Baritone and Piano on poems by Walter de la Mare, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Percy Byssche Shelley

Night Dances

Year: 1987

Duration (in minutes): 13:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 6 songs for Soprano and Piano on poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, and Edna St. Vincent Millay

In Reverence

Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 12:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Publisher: Juliana Hall Music

Description: 5 songs for Soprano and Piano on poems by Emily Dickinson

CDs

FROM A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE: Art Songs by Women Composers

Includes works by composers Nadia Boulanger, Cécile Chaminade, Felicia Donceanu, Augusta Holmes, Mary Howe, Maria Malibran, Carol Robinson, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, and Jane Vieu and JULIANA HALL: "Ripe Corn", "November", "Theme in Yellow", and "Splinter" from the song cycle "Theme in Yellow" (1990) for Mezzo Soprano and Piano
Performers: Katherine Eberle (mezzo-soprano), Robin Guy (piano)

Composers: Juliana Hall, & others

Label: Vienna Modern Masters

Product ID: 2005

Buy URL 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/from-a-womans-perspective/id499689243

VIDEOS

To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson)

Composer: Juliana Hall

Description: Danya Katok singing "To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson)" from the song cycle "Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush" by Juliana Hall.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDVUyVic_fA

Night Dances - song cycle

Composer: Juliana Hall

Description: 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.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIaSTFFbG1k

Rilke Song

Composer: Juliana Hall

Description: Carolyn Hove, solo English Horn player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performs Juliana Hall's "Rilke Song" with pianist Yien Wang.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_cKocgU12I

NEWS POST