will receive its California premiere on April 10, 2016 in Napa, CA at Mont La Salle. Jan Lanterman will conduct the women of Sing Napa Valley in a concert that will also include Randall Thompson's TESTAMENT OF FREEDOM for men's voices. MAGDALENE was written last year for Jennie Tibben and the Bella Voce Women's Ensemble based on the beautiful poetry of Bill Wallis. It traces the spiritual transformation of Mary in 5 movements for choir and instrumental ensemble.
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Listen to the entire work below:
The next collaboration between D. V. M. and Bill Wallis is the new Christmas carol THIS LIGHT IS MINE. A recording will be available soon. Please write me for an advanced perusal copy.
This Light Is Mine is a modern carol with an ancient flavor. It includes modes that are reminiscent of ages past, as well as a strong community singing component. It is meant to celebrate the festive season in unity while being cognizant of suffering in the world. The percussion adds both a ritual and tribal feel to the music and sentiment, which alternates between spirited and reflective, finally ending with the message of peace, joy and sweet goodwill. Light was premiered by the La Habra High School Chamber Singers on Dec. 1, 2015.
The CONTRA COSTA CHORALE has commissioned a new work to help celebrate their 50th Anniversary season. The 10-15 minute work will be premiered in November 2016. It will be written for SATB choir, harp and baritone soloist. More details will follow.
SONGS OF FATHERHOOD
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SONGS OF FATHERHOOD was broadcast on KING-FM in Seattle on Father's Day. Look for more great performances of this work in the coming months. Read more about this work by clicking MANUSCRIPT SCORES. You can also see a video of the premiere performance.
SONGS OF YOUTH: An Exploration of Modes for Young Singers for 2-part with piano accompaniment
Now available from WWW.CARLFISHCER.COM. I am very proud to be associated with this publisher as they are an incredible resource to the classroom music teacher. You will find free downloadable recordings of each movemement, part recordings and piano accompaniment!
DON'T GO BACK TO SLEEP, originally for SAB and ukulele ensemble, has now been revised into a guitar version. This lovely piece for your beginning or advanced ensemble is now accompanied by a single classical guitar.
A MIDI recording is available on the MANUSCRIPT SCORES page and the score is available thru this website.
I WISH I WERE THE SWEET TICK-TOCK for SATB acappella will be published soon and a new recording is in the works. The poetry of Leslie Ferguson will come alive and will be available for you and your advanced level singers.
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SICUT CERVUS (SSA) was performed this past Spring by the wonderful by Coro Femenino, Pontificia Catholica Universidad de Peru.. The piece found on www.MusicSpoke.com by their wonderful conductor Isabel Salas.