Wee Graves

Woman's voice and piano

The poem is from Visions: The Collected Poems of Patricia Doherty, copyright © 2009 by the Estate of Patricia Doherty

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    for soprano and piano
    Soprano
    3'30"
    Originally written for the musical The Ghost of Wu, musical that tells the story of Wu Chao, the only female ruler in Chinese history, who ruled in the 8th Century, “The World Rolls On” is, quite simply, a lullaby.
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    for baritone (voice), trumpet in C, and Organ
    Baritone
    Organ
    Trumpet
    7' 15"
    A dramatic, contemporary setting of the Biblical passage “The Trumpet Shall Sound”, which was also used in Handel’s “Messiah”. The baritone and trumpet dialog throughout with the organ underpinning and expanding the harmonic structure. The trumpet begins and ends using a straight mute, but plays open in middle portions. It is appropriate for memorial services, […]
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    for Mezzo Soprano, Viola, and Piano
    Mezzo-Soprano
    Viola
    6'45"
    The Over Journey gives voice to the über-Romantic yearnings of 19th Century German poet Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg). The poet’s fascination with death, art, and the loss of his young fiancee permeates this piece, as the poet dreams of one day reuniting with his lost love.
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    for soprano and piano
    Soprano
    6'30"
    I have a confession to make; my pieces come from a very personal, very private place. I know and admire many fellow composers who take a cooler, analytical stance towards their art and aesthetic, and I admire their craftsmanship and outward reserve. But that just doesn’t work for me (no judgement). From a technical standpoint, […]
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    for soprano and piano
    Soprano
    16'
    Silver Apples can be heard on the CD Currents by Soprano Ann Moss, available from iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and other venus. Liam composed this enchanting song cycle for me and pianist Steven Bailey to premiere on CMASH’s second annual New American Chamber Music program in 2008. Liam and I selected the moon-themed poems together, […]
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    for SATB chorus, soprano solo, & piano/organ or optional string quartet
    Choral
    Soprano
    5'18"
    For SATB chorus, Soprano solo, and Piano/Organ or optional String Quartet. The text of the Pie Jesu is taken from the final phrase of the Dies irae which can be found in the Requiem Mass. Many composers have famously set the Pie Jesu to music, most notably Gabriel Faure, John Rutter, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. In […]
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    for soprano and piano
    Soprano
    13'40"
    High and Low (2013) is four song cycle on poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay and John Grimmett that in its musical journey brings together several very different sound worlds. From the Laurel Canyon 60s folky opening number “Afternoon on a Hill” to the chilling operatic drama of “distance is crueler…” to the Schubert/ Iron Maiden […]
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    for soprano solo, chorus and chamber orchestra
    Choral
    Orchestra
    Soprano
    25'
    Completed and premiered in 1996, Cycle of Friends is  a lush, emotional journey through five texts taken from such diverse sources as Tang Dynasty poetry of China, Sappho and Emily Dickinson, each dealing in its own way with the universal theme of friendship. Cycle of Friends was commissioned and premiered by the Music Group of Philadelphia, Seán […]
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    for soprano solo, and mixed chorus a cappella
    Choral
    Soprano
    5'12"
    Come Unto Me, for SSAATTBB and Soprano solo, was written for famed soprano of choral, oratorio, and opera repertoire, Jessica Beebe. The solo tessitura is quite high and should be sung with minimal vibrato. While this is written for eight choral parts, the ranges are conservative and move mostly by steps making this an accessible […]
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    for soprano and orchestra
    Orchestra
    Soprano
    2'
    Chicago Songs is my attempt to musically recreate something of the spirit and people found in Carl Sandburg’s iconic poetry. Sandburg’s world is one filled with the grit of burgeoning industrialization, the earnest hope of immigrant settlers, and the heartache and beauty found in the everyday. His characters are larger than life, yet tragically human […]
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