Songs

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

"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 […]

New Creation #5: Nailed to the Cross

New Creation #5: Nailed to the Cross

Fifth in a series featuring songs from my CD New Creation. For more information, read this link. The Song Behind the Song Carrie Elizabeth Ellis Breck (1855-1934) was a natural poet. Although she claimed she had no sense of pitch, she wrote more than 2,000 devotional lyrics while holding down the full-time job of homemaker and mother to […]

Modern Medicine (The Doctor Song): Rare Video!

Modern Medicine (The Doctor Song): Rare Video!

Here’s a little treat for those who enjoy the sillier side of my music. “The Doctor Song” was composed many years ago and has often provoked laughter from unsuspecting audiences, but some have denied its existence since there was no recorded proof of it. Last weekend at a party for artists at a friend’s house […]