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CDs

Everything She Touches Changes AMASONG: Everything She Touches Changes                       (2014) (music director/conductor, producer, composer/arranger)

Features world music from Ghana to Georgia to Norway to Ireland, including my arrangements of Dulamán, Jute-Mill Song, and Shady Grove. I am honored to include my settings of Emily Dickinson (To stay, as if, or go) alongside works by Abbie Betinis, Pauline Oliveros, Paul Carey, Anna Dembska, and others. Recorded live in concert from 2009-2012. Available from Amasong (www.amasong.org) and on CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/amasong5)

 

Bridges Cover

AMASONG: Bridges of Song (2008)                                     (music director/conductor, producer, composer/arranger)

Amasong’s signature blend of world music and songs by women composers, recorded live in concert under several conductors, from 2002-2008. Selections by Chen Yi, Emma Lou Diemer, Veljo Tormis, Alexandre Gretchaninoff and others mingle with traditional songs from South Africa, Finland, Estonia, Spain, and the United States. Includes my arrangement of Mrs. McGrath and my setting of E. E. Cummings’ “i thank You God for most this amazing day.” Available from Amasong (www.amasong.org)

 

Arrangements for Chorus

Please click on song titles for links to background information and sound samples.

Manx Lullaby (Trad. Isle of Man, sung in English. Four-part women’s chorus.)

Dulamán (Trad. Ireland, sung in Irish Gaelic. Four-part women’s chorus and percussion.)

Jute-Mill Song (Mary Brooksbank (1898-1980), Scotland, sung in English. Four part women’s chorus a cappella.)

Shady Grove (Trad. United States. Four-part women’s chorus and bass.)

Three Scottish Gaelic Waulking Songs (Trad. Scotland, sung in Scots Gaelic. Four-part women’s chorus with optional percussion.)

Mrs. McGrath (Trad. Ireland, sung in English. Three-part women’s chorus with optional percussion.)

 

Compositions for Chorus

Orchard Invisible (2014). Text: Traditional Welsh Proverb

  • A reflective and hopeful work on a text sung in English: A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.

To stay, as if, or go (2012). Texts by Emily Dickinson

     I. The Lost Jewel – II. Evening

  • Two texts by Emily Dickinson on the day, the night, loss, and home.

Two Night Songs (2011). Texts by Katharyn Howd Machan.

     Commissioned by Amasong: Champaign-Urbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus    

     I. Harriet – II. Black Swans

Go In and In (2008). Text by Danna Faulds.

     Commissioned by Women’s Works of Ithaca, New York

i thank You God for most this amazing day (2007.) Text by E. E. Cummings.

Premiered May 3, 2008 by Amasong.

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