Nailah Nombeko

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Nailah Nombeko

BIOGRAPHY
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CDs
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Nailah Nombeko, a native of New York, comes from a musical family. She attended the Preparatory Division of Manhattan School of Music, LaGuardia High School (Music and Art) and she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mannes College of Music with additional studies in orchestration at The Juilliard School. Her compositions were performed by many top performers such as: Blair McMillan, Curtis Macomber, Keve Wilson, Tiffany DuMouchelle, Shannon Roberts, Quartet for a New Generation, Anthony Green and the Orfeo Duo among others.
Ms Nombeko’s music has been performed at Symphony Space, Columbia University, St Peter’s Church, Queens College, Lewis University as well as other venues. Her songs were featured on Classical Discoveries 103.3 FM, Radio Arts Indonesia, What’s Next Radio 91.1 FM, Hildegard to Hildegard, Kath Fraser's "Gathering Her Notes" and Radio Monalisa in the Netherlands. Ms Nombeko's sound art was featured in the Museruole festival in Italy.
In 2015 Ms. Nombeko was commissioned by the Orfeo Duo to compose a score to the ballet "The Little Pink Rose." This was a long-term project in collaboration with choreographer/dance teacher Maria Espona at the Lourdes Cultural Center. This collaboration culminated in a performance at St. Peter's Church Citicorp in Manhattan. The Orfeo Duo also commissioned Ms. Nombeko to compose a new work for baritone and piano which was premiered in March 2016. In early 2017 she collaborated with dancer/choreographer Evita Zacharioglou. This collaboration was part of a larger project between the JCC Manhattan and NYU where composer/choreographer pairs created works inspired by Jewish texts. This resulted in a performance at the JCC Manhattan in February 2017. Ms. Nombeko's most recent work entitled " A Prophecy Against Babylon" was composed for soprano and piano. This was commissioned by "What A Neighborhood" and premiered at St. Mary's Church on November 11th with Lisa Daehlin, soprano and Ishmael Wallace, pianist.
Nailah Nombeko is a member of the New York Women Composers, Vox Novus, African American Art Song Alliance, and the National Association of Composers USA. She is also a Board member of "What A Neighborhood" founded by the Orfeo Duo.

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

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

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.

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

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

BIOGRAPHY
Nailah Nombeko, a native of New York, comes from a musical family. She attended the Preparatory Division of Manhattan School of Music, LaGuardia High School (Music and Art) and she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mannes College of Music with additional studies in orchestration at The Juilliard School. Her compositions were performed by many top performers such as: Blair McMillan, Curtis Macomber, Keve Wilson, Tiffany DuMouchelle, Shannon Roberts, Quartet for a New Generation, Anthony Green and the Orfeo Duo among others.
Ms Nombeko’s music has been performed at Symphony Space, Columbia University, St Peter’s Church, Queens College, Lewis University as well as other venues. Her songs were featured on Classical Discoveries 103.3 FM, Radio Arts Indonesia, What’s Next Radio 91.1 FM, Hildegard to Hildegard, Kath Fraser's "Gathering Her Notes" and Radio Monalisa in the Netherlands. Ms Nombeko's sound art was featured in the Museruole festival in Italy.
In 2015 Ms. Nombeko was commissioned by the Orfeo Duo to compose a score to the ballet "The Little Pink Rose." This was a long-term project in collaboration with choreographer/dance teacher Maria Espona at the Lourdes Cultural Center. This collaboration culminated in a performance at St. Peter's Church Citicorp in Manhattan. The Orfeo Duo also commissioned Ms. Nombeko to compose a new work for baritone and piano which was premiered in March 2016. In early 2017 she collaborated with dancer/choreographer Evita Zacharioglou. This collaboration was part of a larger project between the JCC Manhattan and NYU where composer/choreographer pairs created works inspired by Jewish texts. This resulted in a performance at the JCC Manhattan in February 2017. Ms. Nombeko's most recent work entitled " A Prophecy Against Babylon" was composed for soprano and piano. This was commissioned by "What A Neighborhood" and premiered at St. Mary's Church on November 11th with Lisa Daehlin, soprano and Ishmael Wallace, pianist.
Nailah Nombeko is a member of the New York Women Composers, Vox Novus, African American Art Song Alliance, and the National Association of Composers USA. She is also a Board member of "What A Neighborhood" founded by the Orfeo Duo.
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

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

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.

CDs

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

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

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