The Spindrift Music Store sells PDF downloads of sheet music by American composer Pamela J. Marshall. You’ll find several CDs that include Pam’s music too. Look for:
- Solos from Pam’s Poetry-Inspired music series. If there isn’t a piece for your instrument, consider commissioning one! A solo piece is not expensive.
- Chamber music for strings, winds, brass, including several pieces for horn quartets and horn choirs
- Choral music, with texts about nature and ecology
- Holiday pieces and traditional American Christmas music for chorus and/or orchestra
If there isn’t a piece for your instrument, consider commissioning one! A solo piece is not expensive at all.
I don’t keep a regular stock of printed titles, but I may have what you need on hand. Please contact us for pricing; or, for any other questions you might have.
On the Spindrift Home page, find out more about Pam’s composing activities. There’s information about:
- Free-style improvisation, including Pam’s free email course of improv practice tips
- Elusive Music Blog
- Spindrift Recording Service
- Prosper On The Web: websites for artists and small businesses
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Pamela J. Marshall (b.1954) studied at Eastman and Yale and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. She has written for chamber ensembles, synthesizers, mandolin, and orchestra. Her commissions include “Walden at Evening” for the International Horn Society at their Memphis symposium in 2013, also South Beach Chamber Ensemble in Miami, Mastersingers of Lexington, MA, Green Mountain Youth Symphony, organist Carson Cooman, Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Unitarian choirs in Massachusetts and Minnesota, the Fisher Foundation, Axiom Duo, Trio Arundel, mandolinist Neil Gladd, and DanceArt.
She believes firmly in the benefits and fun of improvisation and encourages classical musicians to try it. You can sign up for her “20 Improv Ideas for Daily Music Practice”, delivered as emails, at www.spindrift.com.
Ravello Records released a CD of her chamber music titled “Through the Mist” in 2015. Her mandolin music is recorded on Plucked String and Uncommon Strings CDs and chamber music is recorded on the Clique Track and Living Artist labels. Her Christmas arrangements for orchestra “Traditional Christmas” and “Three Appalachian Carols” have been played throughout the United States.
Since 2005, the Spindrift Commissioning Guild has supported several projects for new chamber music and recordings. A major project was Art-Poem-Music, a collaboration with visual artist Sirarpi Heghinian Walzer and poet Elizabeth Kirschner. She has also written a series of poetry-inspired solos and duos for various instruments. Pamela plays horn, leads improvisation workshops, records concerts and nature soundscapes, and does photography (www.honeycreeper.com) and web design (prosperontheweb.com). Spindrift Music Company publishes her recent music (www.spindrift.com).