Folk Songs, by Luciano Berio, for mezzo-soprano and seven instruments Circles, by Luciano Berio, for female voice, harp, and two percussion players Objects, by Victor Khandamian, for nay, percussion, and cello
I had been on a bimonthly schedule for Cool Stuff, but this time around I couldn’t help but share earlier. Enjoy! Phantoms, by Natalie Moller, for saxophone quartet Bulgarity, by Annika K. Socolofsky, for saxophone quartet Sax Machine, by Joseph Prestamo, for saxophone quartet Howler Back, by Zack Browning, for saxophone quartet Speed Metal Organum … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: August 24, 2013
Recently, I’ve been inspired to write a piece for voice and a small chamber ensemble. As I was browsing the tags on this site to review some of the vocal music I’ve come across in the past couple of years, I realized that the number of vocal pieces listed is highly disproportionate to the number … More Searching for a voice. . . and chamber ensemble.
As you can see, I’ve been really into listening to percussion and choir lately. Some of these are repeats, but why not. Concerto for Marimba and Choir, by Gene Koshinski Alloy, by Andy Akiho, for steel pan ensemble Tehillim, by Steve Reich, for voices and ensemble The Desert music, by Steve Reich, for amplified voices … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: July 6, 2013
Our Composition Studio had a listening exam on Friday. I always enjoy studying for them as a way to find new literature. Here is the playlist below: Scherzo Ricercato, by Lukas Foss, for solo piano Toccata for Violin and Player Piano, by Conlon Nancarrow On the Edge of the Infinite, by Christopher Theofanidis, for violin … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: October 28, 2012
More treats from Q2: String Quartet No. 4, “Buczak”, by Philip Glass for string quartet Stabat Mater, by Arvo Part, for soprano, alto, tenor, and string trio Soul Garden, by Derek Bermel, for solo viola and string quartet Magic with Everyday Objects, by Missy Mazzoli, for mixed chamber ensemble