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...

In memory of my father

My father died in 2011 at the age of 93. I wrote the poem Deepest Shade in 2010 as he was losing the ability to communicate with us. I set it to music soon after.   Read More...