An emotional journey from poignant remembrance to despair.
“At every moment there is a potent direction, a flow that informs the listener that something interesting is happening now…”
Premiere of Reminiscence and He was born in spring, 22 & 23-Apr-2017–Cascadian Chorale will present “Reminiscence” and “2. He was born in Spring” (from An End) during their Cascadian Composers concert on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Church of the Holy Cross, Redmond, and on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm at St. Thomas Episcopal, Medina. Several other Seattle-area composers will also […] [...]
Stories (Recording) released!(March 8, 2017)The Byrd Ensemble & Christopher Lee Fraley present Stories, a CD containing 12 a cappella works composed by Christopher Lee Fraley, spanning 21 tracks and 72 minutes. Available at Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby. [...]
Brightest and Best Video Released(December 23, 2016)Check out the animated video to the Epiphany carol Brightest and Best. [...]
“On the Origins of Harmony” presentation Tuesday, 8:30am, at MMR2-Aug-2016Calling all MMR campers! Come join me on Tuesday morning (2-Aug-2016) at 8:30 AM in MUSIC 201 for a presentation “On the Origins of Harmony: The Wondrously Wild (& Wacky) World of Harmonics”. The presentation will cover what harmonics are, where they come from, and how the impact our every-day music-making. [...]
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. [...]
Overview The quick, rhythmic pattering of a cappella voices paints the scene for the listener: a chilly errant breeze in the hush before dawn. (Perhaps after the meterless, suspended sound-world of Golden Stars‘ night?) Just like the poet uses language to evoke imagery, the composer can use rhythm, melody, and harmony to support specific aspects of the text. In this case, […]a cappella, Adela Florence Nicolson, SATB