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The Willow
I composed The Willow in West New York, NJ in 2015. This piece was commissioned by Carolyn Eynon as a gift to Carolyn Eynon Singers, on their 9th anniversary. This piece was premiered by “The Carolyn Eynon Singers” in Scottsdale, AZ on February 21st of 2016.
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Set me as a Seal
I composed Set me as a Seal in New York City in 2015. This piece was commissioned by The St. Michael’s Choir of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in New York City for their 2015 choir tour to France. This piece was premiered in July 7th of 2015 at Basilique Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d’Orléans, Orleans, France. The choral texture is mostly homophonic with moments of word painting at section B. Also, the unison parts underline the main theme.
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Voca me
I composed Voca me in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2009. The text is part of a Latin hymn called “Dies Irae” attributed to either Thomas of Celano or to Latino Malabranca Orsini . The hymn dates from at least the thirteenth century, though it is possible that it is much older, with some sources ascribing its origin to St. Gregory the Great, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, or St. Bonaventure. The poem describes the day of judgment, the last trumpet summoning souls before the throne of God, where the saved will be delivered and the unsaved cast into eternal flames. The main theme is sung by all the parts in different moments. The repetition of the main theme is a reinforcement of the meaning of this prayer.
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The Lord has brought me Home
I composed The Lord Has Brought Me Home in New York City in 2015. This piece was commissioned by the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Choir, San Francisco, CA, USA. This piece sounds like a hymn with a jazzy approach. Originally, it was written for SATB choir, jazz trio, trombone and alto saxophone.
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Pater Noster
I composed Pater Noster in New York City in 2015. Pater Noster (The Lord's Prayer) is a venerated Latin Christian prayer that, according to the New Testament, was taught by Jesus to his disciples. This text is commonly used in sacred liturgies, and it has been set to music by many composers. The choral texture is very light, with homophonic and polyphonic moments, and the melody is mostly featured in the soprano line. Right after the choral setting, there is also a voice/piano version.
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Extase
I composed Extase in New York City in 2015. This piece was commissioned by the French choir “Do Mi Sol Chorale” for their choral season in 2015.
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In The Peaceful Darkness
In the peaceful darkness of this night Under the evening sky and all the stars I can see Facing Your altar and longing for your light I say a prayer to Thee Guide me through the darkness of my soul Give me the courage to face my dark side Teach me the kindness to forgive myself Help me wipe the tears I once cried In the peaceful darkness of this night I say a prayer to Thee I am grateful for one more day in this World For the faith and goodness that always survive I am grateful for Your unconditional love And for the blessing of being alive Amen
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Refuge
Refuge was composed in West New York, NJ in 2015, and was officially premiered in February 27th 2016 at DiMenna Center of Classical Music in New York City, USA. This piece was chosen as one of the winners of “New Music for New York Composer Competition” held by Manhattan Choral Ensemble. At the day of the premiere, this piece also won the “Audience Favorite Recognition”. In other words, the audience voted for the best piece of the concert, and “Refuge” earned an encore performance and an additional prize. This setting of Sara Teasdale’s poem entitled “Refuge” evokes music as something like a refuge that allows the soul to truly speak. The harmonies are trying to express the meaning of all the words in the text.
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Ave Maria
I composed Ave Maria in New York City in 2014. This piece was commissioned by The Men and Boys choir of The Church of the Transfiguration in New York City. This piece has a traditional latin Christian prayer asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. This text is commonly used in sacred liturgies and it has been set to music by many classical composers such as F. Schubert and C. Gounod. The choral texture is very light, homophonic, and the piece should be sung as someone making a sincere prayer. Right after the choral setting, there is also a voice/piano version.
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Self Awareness Missa Brevis
I composed Self-Awareness Missa Brevis in New York City in 2013. This piece sets the invariable portions of the Eucharistic liturgy (principally that of the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, and Lutheranism) to choral music. This “short mass” can be performed separately or in its entirely. The a cappella choral texture is mostly homophonic, and the modulations try to embellish the meaning of the words. The dynamics define the phrasing and give the whole shape of each movement.
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CX Choral Song Cycle
CX Choral Song Cycle was composed in New York City in 2013, and was officially premiered in January 26th 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Chico Xavier was a medium and philanthropist of Brazil’s spiritism movement in the XX century. His thoughts talk about good will and charity, and they help many people to have a happier life. The original language of the thoughts is Brazilian Portuguese. I translated them to English. Each song features one or two thoughts and the vocal texture was written to enhance their meaning. The songs can be performed separately or even in a different order. What is important is to share the message with everyone in performance.
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