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Someone Who Dreams
Someone who dreams Sometimes I dream of saving the world. Saving everyone from the invisible hand The hand that brands us with an employee badge The hand that forces us to work for them The hand that claps While we are on-stage The hand that feeds us While we are in a cage The hand that controls us every day Without us knowing it. But I am not that special And I can’t stop it I am just this voice that sings I am just someone who dreams
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Nunc Dimittis
Nunc Dimittis (Now you dismiss) was composed in New York City in 2014, and was officially premiered in October 15th 2014 at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church in New York City, USA. This piece has a public domain text from the Bible - Luke 2: 29-32 – King James Version (KJV). This text is the traditional 'Gospel Canticle' of Night Prayer, widely used at the end of liturgical services such as Compline. The harmonies are trying to express the meaning of all the words in the text.
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NAM
NAM was composed in West New York, NJ in 2017. Myoho-renge-kyo is the name of the Lotus Sutra in Japanese pronunciation of classical Chinese characters, and so the literal meaning of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is "I devote myself to the Lotus Sutra." This phrase is the central mantra chanted within all forms of Nichiren Buddhism as well as Tendai Buddhism.
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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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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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Ocean of Illusions
I composed Ocean of Illusions in West New York, NJ in 2017. This piece is based on a feeling of being alone in the middle of a crowd. Also, reflects a moment in which someone may feel trapped in a situation and see themselves compelled to do something that they do not want to do. There is definitely a feeling of “wasting your life” into the whole piece.
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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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Pain is a Virtue
We love pain. We love being in it. We even consider pain a virtue. When a woman cries the most at a funeral, She must be the best living soul. And even if those tears are fake and pitiful We prefer to believe in her show. We promise to never forget each other, But for now, so brief are our lives. We promise to feel the sting of loss, forever. But forever is just a blink of your eyes. You should move past your pain, If you say “forever”, don’t mean it with devotion You should heal, move on, be sane. Because pain is no more than a useless emotion. We love pain. We love being in it. We even consider pain a virtue. Pain is my Virtue.
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Soft Rains
I composed Soft Rains in New York City in 2015. This piece was commissioned by the Metropolitan State University of Denver Women’s Chamber Choir. The original poem is entitled “There Will Come Soft Rains”, and it was written by Sara Teasdale. The poem is part of her collection “Flame and Shadow”, published in 1920. The poem imagines nature reclaiming a battlefield after the fighting is finished. It also alludes to the idea of human extinction by war. Among many music elements used to underline the meaning of the words, right in the beginning of the piece the word “soft” is articulated in different moments by each voice part. That effect gives to the audience a sense of a soft rain coming and going. This piece was premiered by MSU of Denver Women’s Chamber Choir in October 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Jay Dougherty was the conductor.
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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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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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Duo Seraphim
Duo Seraphim Duo seraphim clamabant alter ad alterum: Sanctus Dominus Deus Saboath. Plena est omnis terra gloria ejus. Tres sunt, qui testimonium dant in coelo: Pater, Verbum et Spiritus Sanctus: Et hi tres unum sunt. Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Plena est omnis terra gloria ejus. English Translation: Two seraphim cried to one another: Holy is the Lord God of Sabaoth. The whole earth is full of his glory. There are three who bear witness in heaven: The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: And these three are one. Holy is the Lord God of Sabaoth. The whole earth is full of his glory. (Isaiah 6:3)
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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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Wintry and Wakeful
I composed Wintry and Wakeful in New York City in 2015. This piece is dedicated to Chameleonic vocal ensemble. This choir, founded by Vince Peterson in 2012, is the avocational branch of the award-winning Choral Chameleon organization, also founded by Vince in 2008. This piece was premiered by Chameleonic in New York City in December 12th of 2015 in the concert “Wintry and Wakeful”, and Bill Heigen conducted it.
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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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