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.
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: the “Love Quartet” (String Quartet No. 2), the Fish Trio (Piano Trio No. 1), 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 the Cascadian Chorale 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. “This recording highlights some of our singers’ favorite pieces from the past few years” including Agnus Dei from Missa Historiae (Missa Brevis No. 1).Cascadian Chorale, CD, Recording