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Three Poems for Soprano Voice & Piano  (soprano voice & piano)

​    Poems by Emily Dickinson, Music by Nick Raspa




This is an art song cycle setting of the poems of Emily Dickinson.  "Syllable" was selected for performance at the 1988 New Music Festival at the University of Wisconsin.  The non-tonal song cycle was also selected for performance at the Region 1 meeting of the Society of Composers in 1991.  This song cycle has been in included in the holdings of the "Archives and Manuscript Division" of the New Your City Public Library.

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Dimension 20, Regeneration  ​  (B flat clarinet, french horn and piano)

     This dodecaphonic work was selected by "Access Contemporary Music" for  a Chicago performance in February, 2012 by members of the contemporary music ensemble "Anaphora".  The reading session was broadcast over the internet.  There is also a setting of this work for  B Flat Clarinet, Cello and Piano

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I'm Nobody  (mezzo-soprano voice & piano)

This is a non-tonal setting of Emily Dickinson's highly popular poem which begins with the words "I'm Nobody".  The piece begins with arpeggiated chords in the piano preceding the vocalist's entrance in the third measure with a crescendo on the words I'm Nobody.  She continues through the poem with sections that are sung, spoken and whispered against a supporting piano accompaniment

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Amazing Grace​    (piano and B Flat Clarinet)

​     This version starts out with the piano playing the hymn followed by an entrance by the clarinet accompanied by the piano.  In the last section, the piece modulates to the key of D Major and more virtuosity is heard in the clarinet with runs beginning in the beautiful Chalumeau register and extending through the range of the clarinet up to the Clarion register and incorporates graces and turns.

(Also available as piano solo and don't forget to check out my clarinet quartets & quintets too!)

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