Song Cycles

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), […]

Ekaterinoslav Premiere

Ekaterinoslav Premiere

I’m excited to announce the world premiere of my M.M. thesis composition Ekaterinoslav: One Family’s Passage to America. Based on the book by award-winning poet Jane Yolen, the music drama tells the story of Yolen’s rediscovery of her father’s immigrant history from a small Jewish village in Ukraine to Ellis Island in 1914. Her father chose to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]