Category «Vocal»

Flute for mezzo-soprano and fixed media (2013)

Composed for Katherine Crawford and given its premiere performance at Electronic Music Midwest in 2013. The poetry is by Robert Fanning and is included in the score. Special thanks to the Freesound.org users ethang, laureci, ephemeral-rift, and sandyrb for their sonic contributions and to Laura Patterson whose live performance of my piece All My Dreams are Silent …

Eight O’ Clock for tenor and piano (2012)

In late 2012, I challenged myself to write a new vocal composition each week. I dubbed the project “Lied Time” and while I tried my best, I only managed to complete a handful of compositions. When I was an undergraduate, I tried to set this poem by A. E. Housman and it didn’t go very …

Limerick for baritone and cello (2012)

In late 2012, I challenged myself to write a new vocal composition each week. I dubbed the project “Lied Time” and while I tried my best, I only managed to complete a handful of compositions. This short work was the first: a bawdy limerick. It isn’t very polite; consider yourself warned! Download the score: Limerick

Lied Time

Well, I’ve decided to be bold and start a “Song a Week” project I’m calling Lied Time. I talk about the idea in some detail over at my Sequenza21 blog, but long story short: I’m going to compose a new short piece for voice every week and put it up on said blog. If you …

Secrets and Waffles (2009)

A 10 minute chamber opera for two voices, piano, and string quartet. Cast: L (mezzo); C (baritone) The scenario Secrets and Waffles is the first completed installment in the forthcoming series titled Tales from the Waffle Shack. This work is the second dramatic collaboration, but the first musical one, between composer Jay C. Batzner and …