Category «Vocal»

This Union for soprano and organ (2019)

This Union you want With the earth and sky, This union we all need with love, A golden wing from God’s heart just Touched the ground, Now Step upon it With your brave sun-vows And help our eyes To Dance! Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in The Gift Download the score: This Union

Folds for SATB soloists or choir (2020)

Folds was composed as a dance collaboration with Heather Trommer-Beardslee and Ann Dasen to represent aspects of vocal biology. The work’s four section trace the development of breath into utterance, utterance into words, and words into music. The piece was composed to celebrate World Voice Day in 2020 for Joshua May at Columbus State University. …

A Dream of Fabled Lands for voice and piano (2017)

This song cycle was composed in 2017 for soprano LaToya Lain and pianist Casey Robards. The text is drawn from the poetry of Elizabeth Browning and was adapted and edited by Aiden Kim Feltkamp. Insufficiency I Inclusions The Lady’s Yes A Musical Instrument A Reed Life and Love Insufficiency II Download the score: A Dream of …

A Draft of Guinness for voice and piano (2018)

I started composing this song for my friend and colleague Keith Clifton in late 2017. I finally finished the setting in early 2018. The text is taken from a letter written by Alec Guinness while he was on the set of Star Wars. jaybatzner · A Draft of Guinness Download the score: Draft of Guinness

Flute for voice 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 …