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.
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“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.–Let Us Be Merry will be performed on 6-Dec-2014 and 14-Dec-2014 by Master Chorus Eastside. This Christmas carol is based on William Billings’ setting of A Virgin Unspotted originally published 1778. [...]
Overview A playful, chromatic romp in honor of playful, chromatic cats everywhere.
An End is a multi-movement a capella SSATBB setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem by the same name. I was captivated by a literal interpretation of this poem: the tragic death of a baby born in Spring, and the awful emotional turmoil for those left behind. The music I wrote explores the complex facets of such a loss.a capella, Christina Rossetti, SATB, SSATBB
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
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