Nailah Nombeko

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Nailah Nombeko

BIOGRAPHY
COMPOSITIONS
CDs
VIDEOS
NEWS POST

Nailah Nombeko is a native New Yorker. Her music was performed all over the US in such venues as Symphony Space, Columbia University, The University of Kansas, The University of Kentucky, The International Double Reed Conference at the University of Colorado, National Sawdust, The Annapolis Opera and The Portland Opera. Internationally her music was performed in the Netherlands with soprano Marijke Groenendaal and in England at the Royal Northern College of Music. She’s also written for artists such as Karen Slack, Kara Dugan and Jennifer Sgroe.

Ms. Nombeko also received commissions from the Maryland Opera Studio, the Ethel Quartet, Intersection Music to compose a new work for Oboist Jared Hauser, Ex-Aequo’s “Changing the Canon” project, and Skaneateles Music Festival.

In 2022  Ms. Nombeko was among nine composers selected to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing composer mentor/mentee program. As a participant of this program she was commissioned to write a new work for countertenor which will be premiered in the summer of 2023. She also wrote music for the PBS Documentary “Buildings and Moods.”

Her most recent projects include writing a string quartet for the Overlook Quartet in honor of the life of Mary Eliza Mahoney. This is a joint project with the New York Times “Overlooked Obituary Series” commissioned by ACM and produced in collaboration with the Esopus Foundation, Ltd. In April of 2023 soprano Emily Albrink’s Album entitled “Force of Nature” is set to be released. This album features a song cycle “Facets of Womanhood” with music by Nailah Nombeko and texts by Mary McCallum.

Nailah Nombeko is a member of the African American Art Song Alliance, Vox Novus and the New York Women Composers. Her song “Nobody Knows” is published by E.C. Schirmer.

Elfin

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 2:30

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: mixed instrument trio

Publisher: Uheri Music Publishing

Preludes for Piano

Year: 2013

Duration (in minutes): 5:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: piano

Publisher: Uheri Music Publishing

Short Songs set to the Poetry of William Blake

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 6 minutes

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Mount Morris Park Suite

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 10 minutes

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, percussion, piano, violin

Psalm 63

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 4:30

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral

Psalm 46

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 4:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral

Short Pieces for piano-- What?!, Waterlilies and The Chase

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 6:30

Category: piano

Obscurity

Year: 2005

Duration (in minutes): 5 minutes

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo instrument with piano, solo string with piano, solo woodwind with piano

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, flute, piano, violin

If I Were Tall As Tall Can Be

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: composed to the poetry of Marsha Abrams

Yes-Man

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: composed to the poetry of Marsha Dale Abrams.

Various Rounds

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral

Description: Secular and religious rounds.Varying levels of difficulty.

Piece for piano trio

Duration (in minutes): 5 minutes

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, piano trio (vln, vc, pno), small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, cello, piano, violin

piece for piano four-hands, violin and flute

Duration (in minutes): 2 minutes

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, flute, piano, violin

Publisher: Uheri Music Publishing

Facets of Womanhood

Year: 2023

TRACK LIST
Weave me a Name


Rene Orth | Jeanne Minahan



1. Beginnings (1:47)

2. One Of Nine Children, Your (Wild) Grandmother (2:35)

3. The Return (3:20)

4. The Plaits (3:57)

5. Your Turn (2:32)

6. The Single Mother (1:20)

7. Handiwork (5:01)



Many Facets of Womanhood


Nailah Nombeko | Mary McCallum



8. Be brave, be bold, be free! (5:06)

9. Time to take this Leap! (3:54)

10. How do I keep it all together? (3:19)



Morreale Monologues

Steve Rouse | Vin Morreale, Jr.


11. I Know I Look Good (2:39)

12. Thank You (2:59)

13. Can You Keep a Secret? (2:01)

14. Rest Now (3:46)

15. I Love This Song (2:36)



Force of Nature


Jake Heggie | Emily Albrink and Kathleen Kelly



16. Force of Nature (3:11)

17. Space Mountain (4:35)

18. Now I See You (3:10)

Composers: Jake Heggie, Rene Orth, Steve Rouse and Nailah Nombeko

Label: Lexicon Classics

Label's Website: https://www.lexiconclassics.com/force-of-nature

Product ID: LC2304

Short Songs to the Poetry of William Blake

Five songs for soprano and piano.
1. The Lilly
2. The Garden of Love
3. The Divine Image
4. My Pretty Rose Tree
5. The Sick Rose
Tracks 1,2,4 and 5: Sarah Comfort Reed, soprano and Michelle Horsley pianist
Track 3: Sara Paar, soprano and Marcia Eckert, pianist

Composers: Nailah Nombeko

Label: CDBaby.com

Label's Website: www.nailahnombeko.com

Product ID: 1.95E+11

Buy URL: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/sarahcomfortreed?SourceCode=HEARNOW

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/album/short-songs-to-the-poetry-of-william-blake-ep/1490034909

Multifarious Aggressions (excerpt)

Year: 2019

Composer: Nailah Nombeko

Description: String Quartet

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iijU17CP7fM

Agrestic Landscape-Birds at Dawn

Year: 2021

Composer: Nailah Nombeko

Description: Solo Oboe Piece

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6f-jiOVbtw

Short Songs to the Poetry of William Blake

Year: 2012

Composer: Nailah Nombeko

Description: Soprano Tiffany Du Mouchelle and pianist Marcia Eckert perform composer Nailah Nombeko's "Four Songs" to Poems by William Blake" on February 5, 2012 at the New York Composers Circle Concert at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, New York, NY.

Video URL: https://youtu.be/eGttHHRnYSM

Image for Video:

Obscurity

Composer: Nailah Nombeko

Description: 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.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDx6Ch2ORtQ

2023 Calendar

Skaneateles Festival: “Following Harriet”


Soprano, Kearstin Piper Brown will be performing “Fortitude” in celebration of the life of Harriet Tubman.


Venue: First Presbyterian Church;Time: 8pm; Date: August 4th, 2023


National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) “Let it be new” digital concert


Countertenor,Nick Kelliher and pianist David Mamedov will premiere “Courage.”


Time: 4pm EST; Date June 25th


International Society of Bassists


Bassist, Kate Alexandra and Pianist Christina Lalog will perform “Anima.”


Time: 3 pm; Date: June 7th


Gregory Weissman, oboe and Markus Kaitila, pianist will perform “Piece for Oboe and Piano #2”


Venue: Redeemer Episcopal Church in Astoria Queens


Time: 4 pm; Date: May 7th


Overlooked No More


The Overlook String Quartet will be performing a string quartet written by Nailah Nombeko honoring the life of Mary Eliza Mahoney


Venue: Symphony Space; Time: 7 pm; Date: April 28th 2023


Emily Albrink, soprano and Kathy Kelly, pianist


Baylor University: March 17th 2023; University of Notre Dame: March 21, 2023; University of Louisville: March 24th 2023; Les Jardins de Sardy: July 20th 2023.


Pianist, Alexander Wu “Going the Distance”


This is a solo and chamber music concert celebrating New York City composers of today and the centennial of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”


Venue: Third Street Music School Settlement; Time: 7 pm; Date: March 24th, 2023


Oboist, Jared Hauser will perform “Agrestic Landscape”


Venue: SUNY Fredonia Oboe Day; Date: March 5th, 2023; Venue: Louisiana State University School of Music; Time: 7:30 pm; Date: February 27th, 2023.


Pianist, Alexander Wu “A Music Legacy-Three Centuries of the African Diaspora”


Venue: Elmont Public Library; Time: 2 pm; Date: February 5th


Louisiana Philharmonic String Quartet performing “Multifarious Aggressions”


Venue: Gasa Gasa; Time: 6 pm; Date: January 5th


BIOGRAPHY
Nailah Nombeko is a native New Yorker. Her music was performed all over the US in such venues as Symphony Space, Columbia University, The University of Kansas, The University of Kentucky, The International Double Reed Conference at the University of Colorado, National Sawdust, The Annapolis Opera and The Portland Opera. Internationally her music was performed in the Netherlands with soprano Marijke Groenendaal and in England at the Royal Northern College of Music. She’s also written for artists such as Karen Slack, Kara Dugan and Jennifer Sgroe.

Ms. Nombeko also received commissions from the Maryland Opera Studio, the Ethel Quartet, Intersection Music to compose a new work for Oboist Jared Hauser, Ex-Aequo’s “Changing the Canon” project, and Skaneateles Music Festival.

In 2022  Ms. Nombeko was among nine composers selected to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing composer mentor/mentee program. As a participant of this program she was commissioned to write a new work for countertenor which will be premiered in the summer of 2023. She also wrote music for the PBS Documentary “Buildings and Moods.”

Her most recent projects include writing a string quartet for the Overlook Quartet in honor of the life of Mary Eliza Mahoney. This is a joint project with the New York Times “Overlooked Obituary Series” commissioned by ACM and produced in collaboration with the Esopus Foundation, Ltd. In April of 2023 soprano Emily Albrink’s Album entitled “Force of Nature” is set to be released. This album features a song cycle “Facets of Womanhood” with music by Nailah Nombeko and texts by Mary McCallum.

Nailah Nombeko is a member of the African American Art Song Alliance, Vox Novus and the New York Women Composers. Her song “Nobody Knows” is published by E.C. Schirmer.
COMPOSITIONS

Elfin

Year: 2014

Duration (in minutes): 2:30

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: mixed instrument trio

Publisher: Uheri Music Publishing

Preludes for Piano

Year: 2013

Duration (in minutes): 5:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: piano

Publisher: Uheri Music Publishing

Short Songs set to the Poetry of William Blake

Year: 2010

Duration (in minutes): 6 minutes

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Mount Morris Park Suite

Year: 2009

Duration (in minutes): 10 minutes

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, percussion, piano, violin

Psalm 63

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 4:30

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral

Psalm 46

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 4:00

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral

Short Pieces for piano-- What?!, Waterlilies and The Chase

Year: 2008

Duration (in minutes): 6:30

Category: piano

Obscurity

Year: 2005

Duration (in minutes): 5 minutes

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo instrument with piano, solo string with piano, solo woodwind with piano

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, flute, piano, violin

If I Were Tall As Tall Can Be

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: composed to the poetry of Marsha Abrams

Yes-Man

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Description: composed to the poetry of Marsha Dale Abrams.

Various Rounds

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: choral

Description: Secular and religious rounds.Varying levels of difficulty.

Piece for piano trio

Duration (in minutes): 5 minutes

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, piano trio (vln, vc, pno), small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, cello, piano, violin

piece for piano four-hands, violin and flute

Duration (in minutes): 2 minutes

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, flute, piano, violin

Publisher: Uheri Music Publishing

CDs

Facets of Womanhood

Year: 2023

TRACK LIST
Weave me a Name


Rene Orth | Jeanne Minahan



1. Beginnings (1:47)

2. One Of Nine Children, Your (Wild) Grandmother (2:35)

3. The Return (3:20)

4. The Plaits (3:57)

5. Your Turn (2:32)

6. The Single Mother (1:20)

7. Handiwork (5:01)



Many Facets of Womanhood


Nailah Nombeko | Mary McCallum



8. Be brave, be bold, be free! (5:06)

9. Time to take this Leap! (3:54)

10. How do I keep it all together? (3:19)



Morreale Monologues

Steve Rouse | Vin Morreale, Jr.


11. I Know I Look Good (2:39)

12. Thank You (2:59)

13. Can You Keep a Secret? (2:01)

14. Rest Now (3:46)

15. I Love This Song (2:36)



Force of Nature


Jake Heggie | Emily Albrink and Kathleen Kelly



16. Force of Nature (3:11)

17. Space Mountain (4:35)

18. Now I See You (3:10)

Composers: Jake Heggie, Rene Orth, Steve Rouse and Nailah Nombeko

Label: Lexicon Classics

Label's Website: https://www.lexiconclassics.com/force-of-nature

Product ID: LC2304

Short Songs to the Poetry of William Blake

Five songs for soprano and piano.
1. The Lilly
2. The Garden of Love
3. The Divine Image
4. My Pretty Rose Tree
5. The Sick Rose
Tracks 1,2,4 and 5: Sarah Comfort Reed, soprano and Michelle Horsley pianist
Track 3: Sara Paar, soprano and Marcia Eckert, pianist

Composers: Nailah Nombeko

Label: CDBaby.com

Label's Website: www.nailahnombeko.com

Product ID: 1.95E+11

Buy URL 2: https://music.apple.com/us/album/short-songs-to-the-poetry-of-william-blake-ep/1490034909

VIDEOS

Multifarious Aggressions (excerpt)

Year: 2019

Composer: Nailah Nombeko

Description: String Quartet

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iijU17CP7fM

Agrestic Landscape-Birds at Dawn

Year: 2021

Composer: Nailah Nombeko

Description: Solo Oboe Piece

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6f-jiOVbtw

Short Songs to the Poetry of William Blake

Year: 2012

Composer: Nailah Nombeko

Description: Soprano Tiffany Du Mouchelle and pianist Marcia Eckert perform composer Nailah Nombeko's "Four Songs" to Poems by William Blake" on February 5, 2012 at the New York Composers Circle Concert at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, New York, NY.

Video URL: https://youtu.be/eGttHHRnYSM

Image for Video:

Obscurity

Composer: Nailah Nombeko

Description: 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.

Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDx6Ch2ORtQ

NEWS POST

2023 Calendar

Post Content:

Skaneateles Festival: “Following Harriet”


Soprano, Kearstin Piper Brown will be performing “Fortitude” in celebration of the life of Harriet Tubman.


Venue: First Presbyterian Church;Time: 8pm; Date: August 4th, 2023


National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) “Let it be new” digital concert


Countertenor,Nick Kelliher and pianist David Mamedov will premiere “Courage.”


Time: 4pm EST; Date June 25th


International Society of Bassists


Bassist, Kate Alexandra and Pianist Christina Lalog will perform “Anima.”


Time: 3 pm; Date: June 7th


Gregory Weissman, oboe and Markus Kaitila, pianist will perform “Piece for Oboe and Piano #2”


Venue: Redeemer Episcopal Church in Astoria Queens


Time: 4 pm; Date: May 7th


Overlooked No More


The Overlook String Quartet will be performing a string quartet written by Nailah Nombeko honoring the life of Mary Eliza Mahoney


Venue: Symphony Space; Time: 7 pm; Date: April 28th 2023


Emily Albrink, soprano and Kathy Kelly, pianist


Baylor University: March 17th 2023; University of Notre Dame: March 21, 2023; University of Louisville: March 24th 2023; Les Jardins de Sardy: July 20th 2023.


Pianist, Alexander Wu “Going the Distance”


This is a solo and chamber music concert celebrating New York City composers of today and the centennial of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”


Venue: Third Street Music School Settlement; Time: 7 pm; Date: March 24th, 2023


Oboist, Jared Hauser will perform “Agrestic Landscape”


Venue: SUNY Fredonia Oboe Day; Date: March 5th, 2023; Venue: Louisiana State University School of Music; Time: 7:30 pm; Date: February 27th, 2023.


Pianist, Alexander Wu “A Music Legacy-Three Centuries of the African Diaspora”


Venue: Elmont Public Library; Time: 2 pm; Date: February 5th


Louisiana Philharmonic String Quartet performing “Multifarious Aggressions”


Venue: Gasa Gasa; Time: 6 pm; Date: January 5th