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                            DAVID LESNIASKI

 

I live a dual life: the first is that of composer and musician, while the second is as an Associate Professor in the St. Catherine University (St. Paul, MN) graduate program in Library/Information Science. I'm also an organist and choir director. My compositions run the gamut from works for solo instruments to choral compositions to a concerto. My style is, I suppose, “contemporary traditional”--tonally centered, with recognizable harmonies, melodies, and traditionally-based means of development. I hope that my music can be performed and enjoyed by musicians and audiences from many walks of life.
If you're interested in other pieces I've written, have a look at the lists of my music on a yet-undeveloped website I created: https://davidlesniaski.omeka.net/ – I'm happy to forward any you're interested in.

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COME LOVELY AND SOOTHING DEATH

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Come lovely and soothing death.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 185.8 KB
Come lovely and soothing_Warlands.mp3
MP3 Audio File 5.8 MB

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HARD TIMES COME AGAIN NO MORE

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Hard times come again no more.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 93.1 KB
Hard times come again no more1.mp3
MP3 Audio File 2.9 MB

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LIGHT AND SPLENDOR

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Light and splendor1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.8 KB
Light and splendor.mp3
MP3 Audio File 6.1 MB

LORD'S PRAYER

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Lords Prayer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 148.4 KB
Lords Prayer.mp3
MP3 Audio File 4.0 MB

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                               MARY T. LICHLYTER

 

I'm often quite impressed with what I read about other Sibelius Music composers. My own story isn't that impressive! I didn't last as a music major in college - long, long ago - and I couldn't figure out why. I had the desire and I thought I had a modicum of talent. I concluded I just wasn't bright enough. Decades later (literally), I discovered what the problem was: despite what I thought, and despite what my teachers thought, I didn't really know how to read music. Once I did learn, I wanted to put it to use, and began studying composition privately. Musical training in college would have been extremely helpful - the way I'm learning now is quite slow - so I have this to say to you who are students: make sure you are really (really!) grounded in the basics, and take advantage of every opportunity to learn that you are given!

 

Mary resides in Colorado and  has studied composition with John Moore and with Len Rhodes.  


lichlyterjm@pcisys.net

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CONSIDER THE RAVENS

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This 6.5 minute concert piece for SAA/piano is based on a poem by George McDonald (1824-1905), the British minister, author, and poet. His poem is based on Luke 12:22-34, specifically: "Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom of barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable are you than birds!"

Consider the Ravens.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 226.0 KB
Consider the Ravens.mp3
MP3 Audio File 6.2 MB

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MAUBURN CAROL

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This is an original SATB setting of a Christmas text by Jean Mauburn  (1494), translated by Elizabeth Charles (1858).

MAUBURN CAROL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 136.2 KB
MAUBURN CAROL.mp3
MP3 Audio File 3.0 MB

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FUM, FUM, FUM

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A fun SATB rendition of traditional Catalan carol

with percussion accompaniment. 

Fum, Fum, Fum.mp3
MP3 Audio File 2.8 MB
Fum, Fum, Fum .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 205.5 KB

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CHRIST WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY

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A melodic Christmas anthem for unaccompanied SATB

Christ was Born on Christmas Day.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 102.4 KB
Christ was Born.mp3
MP3 Audio File 1.8 MB

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                              NYCHOLAS  MAIA

 

Student of composition at University of Campinas (Brazil) since 2009. I have recording experience in my studio and I like to write and mix my music. My passion is to make soundtracks for films and games.

 


nyckmaia@gmail.com

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YOUR PEACE AND YOUR LOVE

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A lush piece based on Psalm 23, for SATB and Soprano solo.

Your peace and Your love .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 123.5 KB
Your peace and Your love ).mp3
MP3 Audio File 3.5 MB

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                                DAVID MONKS

 

I studied Piano and Organ, Royal Irish Academy in Dublin and have an abiding interest in choirs, choral singing and choral composition. My choral experience goes back to the late 1960s and apart from being a chorister, I was a choirmaster in Ireland over many years. Currently I direct a small mixed-voice choir in the Languedoc, France where I now live..
At present I am Chef de Choeur (Choirmaster) of the Choeur d'Alzonne, a small town near Carcassonne. The is a group of about 30 singers, mainly French, with some anglophone members too.
As a chorister in Ireland I sang mainly in large Choral Societies. My repertoire includes many a number of large works, including Mahler Symphonies 2 & 8, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, Verdi and Brahms Requiems, Handel's Messiah and Haydn's Creation, Mendelsohn's Elijah, as well as other 'smaller' works - lots of Masses from Poulenc back to Palestrina and Victoria, and including Gounod, Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn on the way.
Over the years I also sang in smaller choirs/ensembles with a focus on partsongs, Masses etc. and with an emphasis on 20th century composers.
I can be contacted at:    daemonks1@gmail.com

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MY BELOVED SPAKE

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SATB setting of a passage from Song of Solomon.

My Beloved Spake .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 102.3 KB
My Beloved Spake .mp3
MP3 Audio File 3.1 MB

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AVE VERUM CORPUS

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SATB setting of Ave Verum text.

Ave Verum Corpus.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 90.2 KB
Ave Verum Corpus.mp3
MP3 Audio File 2.8 MB

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                                  GRAHAM PRATT


I live in Sheffield (UK)
I play guitar, keyboard and English concertina. Songwriting has always been a key activity for me.
In 2001 I formed the Sheffield Folk Chorale, a 90-strong choir, which performs my arrangements of traditional folk songs and less familiar carols. The choir has provided a significant impetus to write original but accessible material that fulfils the folk brief of having good tunes, narrative lyrics and strong harmonies. These, in the main, are the songs that I want to share with other groups. Of our five choir albums, the two most recent are Now Gathered Together and No Easy Trade. More information is available from our website

http://www.grahamandeileenpratt.co.uk/

BREAD AND CHEESE WASSAIL

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SATB setting of a traditional wassailing song.

BREAD AND CHEESE WASSAIL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 322.4 KB
Bread And Cheese Wassail.mp3
MP3 Audio File 2.4 MB

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CAROLLERS FROM HELL

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A delightful parody of a familiar caroling song for SATB.

Enunciation and diction is necessary for the audience to understand the humor.

Carollers from HELL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 123.9 KB

A complete audio rendition is not availabe, but the gist will become evident by knowing the tune of "Ding Dong Merrily On High".

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COLD SIR WINTER

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An SATB song for winter (and Christmas).

Although all the seasons get a mention, winter wins the day…

Cold Sir Winter.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 132.2 KB
Cold Sir Winter.mp3
MP3 Audio File 3.2 MB

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