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Break, Break, Break performance Saturday, 16-Apr-2016–Vox 16 will present Break, Break, Break during their “Modern Choral: A Century of American Choral Music” concert on April 16, 2016 at 7:30pm at Trinity Parish Church, Seattle. [...]
Agnus Dei performance(October 10, 2015)The Cascadian Chorale will present the Agnus Dei as part of the Seattle Sings choral festival. Be there by 4pm on October 10th, 2015 to hear angelic music at St. Mark’s Episcopal cathedral. [...]
“Conversations” Book Release(May 2, 2015)Dr. Peter Farkas Wolf, the teacher who taught me composition, has just released a new book, Conversations with a Composer. [...]
New Website Design(March 27, 2015)Welcome to the new Fraley Music website! I hope you will find the new layout easier to read on all of your devices, easier to find music that interests you, and far more engaging. If you encounter any issues, or wish to leave me some feedback [...]
“Welcome Home” CD Release(March 7, 2015)The Cascadian Chorale just released a new CD titled “Welcome Home” which include the Agnus Dei from Missa Brevis, along with other recording premieres, including Giselle Wyer’s Lantern Voice, Bern Herbolsheimer’s Love Letters, and Jeremy King’s A Red, Red Rose. [...]
Christmas Service Music 24 Dec.–Join me at Holy Cross Episcopal in Redmond for our Christmas Eve service, 24-Dec-2014. Special music starts at 10:30pm, where we will premiere an arrangement of I Wonder As I Wander for violin and cello. [...]
Cascadian Chorale Concert: 13, 14 Dec.–Cascadian Chorale to perform Let Us Be Merry and premiere Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence 13- and 14-Dec-2014. [...]
Master Chorus Eastside Concert(6, 14-Dec-2014)Let Us Be Merry will be performed on 6- and 14-Dec-2014 by Master Chorus Eastside. This Christmas carol is based on William Billings’ setting of A Virgin Unspotted originally published 1778. [...]
Conversations with a Composer is an insightful exploration into the mind of a composer and respected composition teacher. It is also a delightful, easy-to-read, intriguing book for music lovers, wannabe composers, professional musicians, or newcomers to the appreciation of music.
Welcome Home by Cascadian Chorale Welcome Home features American choral music spanning three centuries: pieces by colonial-era William Billings, Robert Frost poems set by 20th century Randall Thompson, and lyrical 21st century songs by Pacific Northwest composers. As described by Cascadian Chorale: This recording highlights some of our singers’ favorite pieces from the past few years, […]Cascadian Chorale, CD
Recorded live at Fraley’s 2003 recital, Paintings of Song, is an idea born of the desire to paint images with music, intermixing art song with instrumental music, using the unique expressiveness of each to enhance the other. Over 50 minutes of music featuring Kevin Krentz (cello), Kwan Bin Park (violin), Karen Janes (string bass), Stuart Lutzenhiser (tenor), and others. Track List includes: String Quartet No. 2 (“Love Quartet”), Piano Trio No. 1 (“Fish Trio”), Eire’s Call (Tone Poem No. 3), Piano Preludes No. 1 and No. 4, The Crossing, Only You, Perceptions, A Thought for Your Penny.CD
Origins I wrote “Break, Break, Break” specifically for Vox 16, a sixteen-voice professional choir directed by Markdavin Obenza. They premiered the piece on April 16, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Seattle. My goal was to take advantage of the available voices, and so wrote for eight voices where I wanted the more complex textures to reflect the […]a capella, Lord Tennyson, SATB, SSAATTBB