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]
For SATBBB a cappella. Poetry from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Composed for The King’s Singers as The Raymond W. Brock Commission for the American Choral Directors Association. First Performance: Feb 25, 2015 at the ACDA National Convention in Salt Lake City, UT. Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.
Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.
For mezzo-soprano, cello and piano; also for mezzo-soprano, cello and orchestra (duration approximately 18 minutes). Three symphonic songs based on poetry by the late Laura Morefield (1961-2011), commissioned for mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and cellist Anne Martindale Williams by Carnegie Hall and the Pittsburgh Symphony. First performance: Feb 17, 2015 by Jamie Barton, Anne Martindale Williams [more]
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For Soprano and piano. Poetry by Lucy Miller Murray. First Performance: Sept 8, 2014 at Opera America, New York City, by soprano Regina Zona and pianist Kathleen Tagg.
Songs for Soprano and Piano. Poetry by Emily Dickinson. Commissioned by the Ravinia Festival in celebration of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s 70th Birthday. First performance: Aug 12, 2014 at the Miller Theater, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, with soprano Kiri Te Kanawa and pianist Jake Heggie. 1. Silence 2. I’m Nobody! Who are You? 3. [more]
One Act Opera for Chamber Choir, Silent Actress and Instruments (flute, clarinet, alto sax, percussion, piano, violin, cello, bass). Commissioned by Pacific Chorale, VocalEssence, Conspirare, Philadelphia Singers. First Performance: John Alexander Singers with actress Eve Himmelheber; John Alexander, conductor; James Taulli, director; May 18, 2014 at Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa, CA.
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]
One or more recordings have been made. Rental Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.
Text by Pamela Stewart. Final movement of TYLER’S SUITE featuring compositions by Nolan Gasser, Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway, John Corigliano, John Bucchino, Lance Horne. Commissioned and premiered by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, March 25, 2014. Available singly on iTunes. Jake has contributed one or more compositions [more]
Jake has contributed one or more compositions to this collaborative work.
Companion books to the CD of the same name plus bonus material, featuring songs and arias for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and baritone. Book 1 Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano. Book 2 Tenor and Baritone. HERE/AFTER Song Collections (2013) Book One: Soprano / Mezzo-Soprano Rise and Fall (2007) 1. Water Stone (Noguchi) 2. Incantation Bowl 3. Angels’ Wings [more]
Collections are published Songbooks or books of compositions. The songs and arias are often found individually in Recordings as well as Compositions. One or more recordings have been made. Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.