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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 […]

The Juniper Tree

The Juniper Tree

The Juniper Tree (for solo multiple percussion) Composed by Eric Pazdziora From the story by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Performed by Nomi Marcus Program Notes: “The Juniper Tree” (Von dem Machandelboom) is a German folktale, most memorably retold by the Brothers Grimm. The story weaves its enchantment from a strange blend of Christian and pre-Christian […]

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (ATTB + Violin)

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (ATTB + Violin)

  “Veni, Sancte Spiritus” (ATTB + Violin) Premiered 27 July, 2013 by the Choeur D’Eama, Paris Mark Shapiro, conductor Sarah Abbott, violin ——————– Text and translation: Veni, Sancte Spiritus Veni, Sancte Spiritus, et emitte coelitus, lucis tuae radium. Veni, pater paupernum, veni, dator munerum, veni, lumen cordium. Consolator optime, dulcis hospes animae, dulce refrigerium. In […]

The Boy Who Dreamed of Flying (String Quartet)

The Boy Who Dreamed of Flying (String Quartet)

“The Boy Who Dreamed of Flying” for string quartet, composed by Eric M. Pazdziora. Premiered May 2013 at UNC-Greensboro. Copyright 2013. Program Notes: Little Nemo was nicely snoozing when a feeling of floating in the air came over him. He felt the bed ascending ceilingward, and while it astonished him, it also interested him considerably. […]

About Time

About Time

This clock in our electronic music studio at UNCG doesn’t work: it’s permanently stuck on one time. If you get why this is, you’re officially a music nerd.

It Makes Perfect

It Makes Perfect

While teaching a freshman music class in ear training, somehow I wandered into this observation.  My students seemed to like it. Sometimes I fancy myself quotable, so here you go:

String Quartet: Three Breton Dances

String Quartet: Three Breton Dances

Three Breton Dances for String Quartet 1.  Dérobée / Ridée 6 Temps 2.  Dañs Tro Plin 3.  An Dro Performed by Katharine Roy, Katie Brestel, Melissa Doussard, and Steven Danan. Program notes: Three Breton Dances is a suite based on folk tunes from Brittany, an isolated Celtic culture on the northwestern coast of France. The […]

A Very Music Theory Christmas

A Very Music Theory Christmas

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything…. … and, if you’re looking for something to play on it, how about a brand new CD from Thornfield, or a slightly older CD from me? (Note: May not actually be playable on a Philco Port-O-Sound Cart. Check with your local […]

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 […]