Cinderella 99 is a 10-minute micro opera with original libretto by Gene Scheer. Instrumentation: String Quartet and Contrabass Online premiere: Feb 19, 2022 Original Cast: Katherine Jefferis (Mom), Sam Wetzel (Dad), McKenna Jones (Daughter), Robert Dauria (Son) Conducted by Dean Buck; directed by Scott Skiba Commissioned by Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
The World Premiere recording of Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s acclaimed new song cycle INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope features mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and violinist Daniel Hope with a quartet of string players from the San Francisco Opera Orchestra: Kay Stern & Dawn Harms, violins; Patricia Heller, viola; Emil Miland, cello. The final [more]
A 40-minute song cycle for mezzo-soprano, solo violin, string quartet and youth solo violin. Texts by Gene Scheer based on stories about violins played by Jews in concentration camps during the Holocaust; inspired by James Grymes’ book Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust – Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour (Harper [more]
One or more recordings have been made. Score is available from Schirmer/Hal Leonard or Bill Holab Music. Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com. Rental Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.
Trois Chansons de Bilitis by Claude Debussy (1897); arranged by Jake Heggie for string quartet (2017) and for flute, harp and string quartet (2020). Debussy’s three iconic songs on the poetry of Pierre Louÿs arranged for Joyce DiDonato for recitals at Wigmore Hall (December 2017) and Carnegie Hall (April 2020). 1) La flûte de Pan [more]
One or more recordings have been made. Score is available from Schirmer/Hal Leonard or Bill Holab Music. Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.
Inspired by the iconic photograph taken by astronaut William (“Bill”) Anders during the Apollo 8 mission on Christmas Eve 1968. Commissioned in his honor by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival and generously underwritten by the Valerie & William Anders Foundation. Composed for Anita Orne and the Miró Quartet. (Duration approx. 7 minutes) First performance: [more]