Wanted: choirs to premiere new works!

Photo credit: jayneandd via Flickr. Used in compliance with  Creative Commons License 2.0

Photo credit: jayneandd via Flickr. Used in compliance with  Creative Commons License 2.0

Spring has brought with it a lot of creative energy -- I've been writing a TON of new music! In fact, so much music that I haven't yet had time to find new choirs to premiere some of my newer works. 

That's where YOU come in. 

I'm looking for fresh, forward-thinking choirs who are eager to work with a living composer (ME!) on creating new music. Here's how it works: I give you the right to reproduce enough copies for your choir, you rehearse it,  perform the work in concert, and record it, then send a copy of the recording to me. Your choir gets to premiere a brand-new piece of music for the cost of duplication only, and I get to add another recording to my rapidly-growing composer portfolio. It's a win-win. 

As the rehearsal process unfolds, I would be more than happy to talk to your choir about the composition process, give feedback on your interpretation of my piece, and if time, distance, and finances permit, perhaps even come to work with your choir in person for a rehearsal. Interaction via Skype is another possibility. 

Interested? Here's a list of pieces I'm currently looking for premieres on:

  • A Song of Living (for SATB voices and piano) -- some divisi, recommended for HS & up. Based on the Amelia Burr poem
  • An Irish Airman Forsees His Death (for SATB voices, a cappella) -- includes solos for Tenor and Baritone. Based on the W.B Yeats poem of the same name. Recommended for HS and up. 
  • Vaga Luna Che Inargenti (for SSA voices and piano) -- an arrangement of the Italian art song by Vincenzo Bellini, recommended for upper MS/HS choirs, or community choirs
  • Pirate Story (for 2-part treble voices) -- based on the Robert Louis Stevenson poem from "A Child's Garden of Verse." Suitable for elementary/MS choirs. -- THIS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, AS IT WILL BE PUBLISHED BY ALFRED MUSIC IN 2016. 

Contact me to receive a perusal copy of a score, and let's get started making music together!