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Doctor Milliner's Marvellous Musical Flying Machine (Premiere)

Doctor Milliner’s Marvellous Musical Flying Machine (Premiere)

Doctor Milliner’s Marvellous Musical Flying Machine being a Contraption of Rhymes and Games for a Jollification of Sad Musicians For Soprano + Chamber Ensemble (Piano, Violin, Alto Saxophone, Double Bass, Percussion, Party Noisemakers) 1. Doctor Milliner 2. Danny-o 3. Poor Robin 4. Boneman 5. Sally Maiden 6. Cromarty Cross 7. Pan Pan Music by Eric […]

Gloria Patri

Gloria Patri

Gloria Patri SATB + Organ Music: Eric M. Pazdziora Text: Traditional, adapted EMP Organ: Brent Stutzman Conductor: Michelle Lynch —————– “Gloria Patri” is a choral setting (SATB + Organ) of a familiar Christian liturgical text, which has the distinction of being in continuous documented use since at least the second century. My setting places the […]

Three Reflections: Poems by Peter McIntyre (Song Cycle)

Three Reflections: Poems by Peter McIntyre (Song Cycle)

Three Reflections: Poems by Peter McIntyre Music by Eric M. Pazdziora Texts by Peter McIntyre 1. Missing the Point 2. A Buried Savior 3. At the Re-Creation  Peter McIntyre, baritone Alan Tripp, piano —————– Here’s another of my song cycles. This one has the advantage of working with a poet who’s not only still alive, […]

Glass-Colored Roses: Nine Watercolor Sketches for Piano

Glass-Colored Roses: Nine Watercolor Sketches for Piano

Here’s another piece from my senior composition recital in 2005. Glass-Colored Roses is a series of miniatures for piano, played here with great sensitivity by my friend Jonathan Kotulski. From my program notes: Glass-Colored Roses has been described as “exquisitely beautiful,” “silly,” “clever,” and “odd, but nice,” and that’s just for the title.  It also seems […]

Wandering Songs: Four Irish Poems by Padraic Colum

Wandering Songs: Four Irish Poems by Padraic Colum

Wandering Songs: Four Irish Poems by Padraic Colum Music by Eric M. Pazdziora Texts by Padraic Colum (edited by EMP) 1. The Wonder of All Wandering 2. Morag’s Song (Red Rowan Berry) 3. When Sleep Would Settle on Me 4. The Edge of Day Katherine Roy, violin Steven Danan, violoncello Heather Cummins, soprano Amy Lemon, […]

Thornfield CDs now available!

Thornfield CDs now available!

They’re finally here! After several months of hard work recording, Thornfield — the folk / americana band in which I play alongside Carrie Pazdziora and Jenna Satterthwaite — has finally released our debut albums, the CD Bright Northern Skies and EP One for a Lover. Nineteen totally original songs written by and performed the band (with some […]

New Creation #7: Give To Our God Immortal Praise

New Creation #7: Give To Our God Immortal Praise

Seventh in a series featuring songs from my CD New Creation. For more information, read this link. The Song Behind the Song This is another text by Isaac Watts, whom we’ve heard from before when we looked at “Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed.” Watts is known as “the Father of English Hymnody,” but in this case, he’s […]

Antiphon, Lament, and Exaltation

Antiphon, Lament, and Exaltation

This is the premiere performance of a new composition I finished last month, entitled “Antiphon, Lament, and Exaltation.” It was commissioned by the Sycamore Trio (my friends Dan Mattix, Katie Mattix, and Luke Lusk) with an excellent though underused instrumentation of violin, clarinet, and piano. The piece is in three movements, which the performers requested […]

"Mick McGuire" Performed by Gents in Remarkable Hats

“Mick McGuire” Performed by Gents in Remarkable Hats

In 2010, Alliance Music Publications published my arrangement (for TTBB choir + piano) of the Irish folk song “Mick McGuire.” It’s a comical number about a hapless bloke who woos a girl but, astonishingly enough, doesn’t get on quite as well with her mother. Since then, it seems to have achieved a wee bit of […]