Art Songs

Two Edward Lear Songs (Baritone, Percussion, Horn)

Two Edward Lear Songs (Baritone, Percussion, Horn)

Two Edward Lear Songs (Baritone, Percussion, French Horn) “Two Edward Lear Songs” was written for the TEMPO 72-Hour Composition Challenge at the University of Maryland NEXT/NOW Fest. Composers were given random assignments of performers, then had 36 hours to write a piece before the performers spent the next 36 hours rehearsing. My performers William Kenlon, […]

A Child of the Snows (Two Voices + Percussion)

A Child of the Snows (Two Voices + Percussion)

A Child of the Snows Music by Eric Pazdziora, 2016 Text by G. K. Chesterton, from Poems, 1916. Premiered September 9, 2016 at the University of Maryland, College Park, NextNOW Fest / TEMPO New Music Vivian Wang, soprano Sarah Best, mezzo-soprano Jonathan Clancy, percussion   Program Notes “A Child of the Snows” was written by […]

Three Scottish Gaelic Songs (Mezzo-Soprano + Cello)

Three Scottish Gaelic Songs (Mezzo-Soprano + Cello)

Program notes: THREE SCOTTISH GAELIC SONGS was commissioned by Ainsley Patterson and Charlie Rasmussen for the event “Unprepared Music” in 2012, and had its concert premiere at the UNC-Greensboro New Music Festival (2013) with Ainsley Patterson and Roman Placzek. The cycle is composed for mezzo-soprano and cello, setting Scottish Gaelic folk texts to new melodies. “Gheibh […]