A choral setting of Adela Florence Nicolson’s poem The Plains, part of the cycle of choral pieces India’s Love Lyrics.
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Guest on “Moveable Do” Podcast!
The Movable Do podcast (October 27, 2020) “Composer and conductor Steve Danielson interviews other living composers to learn about their journeys, successes, and learning experiences.
“This week, Hawaii-based composer Chris Fraley discusses how his background as a math and science wiz influences his love for counterpoint. Featured in this episode: Eire’s Call, The Plains, Hine Ma Tov, and the premiere of the recording of A Light Exists In Spring. Plus, experimentations with Just Intonation.”
For more information about any of the featured pieces, click below:
- Eire’s Call (Tone Poem No. 3)
- The Plains (SATB)
- Hine ma tov (SATB, SATB & Piano, SAA & Piano)
- A Light exists in Spring (SATB)
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A Random Sampler
An emotional journey from poignant remembrance to despair.Adela Florence Nicolson, English, India's Love Lyrics, Piano, SATB
Wistful Wind’s quick, rhythmic pattering of unaccompanied voices paints the scene for the listener: a chilly errant breeze in the hush before dawn. Just like the poet uses language to evoke imagery, the composer can use rhythm, melody, and harmony to support specific aspects of the text.a cappella, Adela Florence Nicolson, English, India's Love Lyrics, PROJECT:ENCORE, SATB
Eire’s Call (Tone Poem No. 3)
Aus alten Märchen
A charming setting of Heinrich Heine’s (1797-1856) famous poem for unaccompanied SATB choir.a cappella, German, Heinrich Heine, SATB