The first recording of Jake’s choral music is performed by the spectacular John Alexander Singers and the great American mezzo-soprano, Susan Graham. It features the premiere recordings of Heggie & Scheer’s choral opera, The Radio Hour, as well as settings of texts by Dickinson, Amy Lowell, and the hymn from the opera Dead Man Walking. [more]
Four songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano. Original texts by Gene Scheer, inspired by iconic objects in the Smithsonian with a particular connection to a former First Lady of the United States. Commissioned by Vocal Arts DC to celebrate its 25th Anniversary Season with generous support from the Shamos Family Foundation, Yolanda C Oertel, MD, and [more]
A CD of three of Jake’s works for Seattle’s Music Of Remembrance. (Mina Miller, artistic director). Librettist Gene Scheer. Soprano Caitlin Lynch, Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Larsen and Baritone Morgan Smith are joined by instrumentalists from the Seattle Symphony for three one-act operas. Zart Domburian-Eby (flute), Laura DeLuca (clarinet), Mikhail Shmidt (violin), Walter Gray (cello), Jonathan Green [more]
Opera in Two Acts based on the stories of two Holocaust survivors: Krystyna Zywulska and Gad Beck. (Duration: each act is approx. 45 minutes in length) Heggie & Scheer explored these stories in three previous one-act stage works (Another Sunrise; Farewell, Auschwitz; and For A Look or a Touch) and combined them into a full-evening [more]
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A recording featuring music of Jake Heggie, Gerard Schwarz and Lori Laitman. Baritone Morgan Smith (Manfred) and veteran baritone Julian Patrick (Gad) are joined by a quintet of extraordinary instrumentalists for this theatrical song cycle commissioned by Seattle’s Music of Remembrance (Mina Miller, artistic director). Librettist Gene Scheer based his text on true stories told [more]
THREE DECEMBERS, an opera in two acts by Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer, based on an original play by Terrence McNally. Live recording from Houston Grand Opera (2008). Frederica von Stade (Madeline), Kristin Clayton (Bea), Keith Phares (Charlie). Patrick Summers conducts members of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. The great Frederica von Stade sings “the [more]
Song Cycle for Baritone and Piano, or Baritone and Chamber Ensemble Texts by Gene Scheer. For baritone and piano, or baritone with flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano. Originally commissioned by Music of Remembrance as a stage work, the song cycle version was created in 2013. First Performance: May 18, 2013 at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, with [more]
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For soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone and piano, or with clarinet, violin, cello, bass, piano. Gene Scheer’s lyrics are free translations of lyrics created by Krystyna Zywulska while she was imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Commissioned by Music of Remembrance (Mina Miller, Artistic Director) with support from Jonathan Green and Brenda Berry, Lloyd and Janet Cluff, John and Bernice [more]
One or more recordings have been made.
A Song Cycle for mezzo-soprano and string quartet (piano reduction available), with texts by Gene Scheer based on the life and work of the French sculptor. Commissioned by San Francisco Performances and generously underwritten by Linda & Stuart Nelson. First Performance: Feb 4, 2012 at Herbst Theater, San Francisco, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the [more]
One or more recordings have been made. Score could be available through Schirmer/Hal Leonard or for rental/purchase at Bill Holab. Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.
Dramatic 30-minute scene for soprano and chamber ensemble (clarinet, violin, cello, bass, piano) with libretto by Gene Scheer, based on the life and work of Holocaust survivor Krystyna Zywulska. Commissioned by Music of Remembrance (Mina Miller, artistic director) and premiered May 14, 2012 at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle. Soprano Caitlin Lynch with [more]
One or more recordings have been made. Score could be available through Schirmer/Hal Leonard or for rental/purchase at Bill Holab. Rental Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.