Irish Folk Songs

Four Songs from “Wild Earth” (Soprano)

Four Songs from “Wild Earth” Premiered September 25, 2015 Dr. Wendy Moy, Soprano Patricia Harper, Alto Flute [Recording coming soon!] Program notes: Four Songs from ‘Wild Earth‘ was composed in a flurry for a 24-hour composition event at the University of North Carolina—Greensboro. I chose four texts by the Irish poet and playwright Padraic Colum (1888–1972), […]

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, […]

"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 […]

"Mick McGuire" is finally here!

“Mick McGuire” is finally here!

It’s finally happened! I’m finally official! The other day I got a surprise package in the mail from Alliance Music Publications. What to my wondering eyes should appear but a great big stack of published scores… with my name on the front! You may recall that “Mick McGuire” is the Irish folk song I arranged […]