Listening: Rimkus, Rotaru

Composer/bassoonist Brin Solomon’s blog reveals a lot of music that is new to me in their Music Monday posts. Taking Brin’s recommendation, I listened to Sarah Rimkus’s MacLeod Road for orchestra, a beautiful work with passages that shimmer with vibraphone bells. Brin’s review of the piece describes the music very well. In SoundCloud’s fashion, it went on   Read More...

Music for Flute in my Spindrift catalog

Music for Flute by Pamela J. Marshall – that’s me. Several of these pieces are included on my album Through the Mist on Ravello Records. Solos Communing with Birds – inspired by my Costa Rica birding trip (recorded on Through the Mist album, performed by Susan Jackson) High Flight – for flute – musical expression   Read More...

Composing “Songs from a Quaker Heart”

What fun to hear the rehearsal of “Songs from a Quaker Heart” last night. This new music SATB chorus and piano is getting its premiere by the Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus, who commissioned it. The poems are by Marian Kaplun Shapiro, a fellow resident of Lexington, MA. So many of Marian’s poems are direct observation of   Read More...