Renaissance Song for Winds

I’m excited to present another original composition this week: Renaissance Song for Winds. I wrote this piece shortly after the premiere of my first chamber work, Nebulae, in Feb. 2017. Renaissance Song opens with a solo English Horn playing the main theme: a rising minor scale that slowly gets a treatment in counterpoint (giving it the “Renaissance” vibe)….

3 Lieder nach Trakl by Paweł Szymański, Three Dreams

The other day I was introduced to this piece – 3 Lieder nach Trakl, No. 1, Ein Traum I (Three Songs to Words by Trakl, No. 1, Three Dreams) by Polish composer Paweł Szymański (b. 1954). That’s a mouthful, I know. The first version I heard was this one, for soprano and piano: The first thing that struck…

“Nebulae” by Kathryn Louderback

I did a thing, you guys. Here’s a video: I wrote the piece Nebulae for Oregon State University (OSU) conductor Dr. Chris Chapman and the OSU Chamber Winds Ensemble. We premiered it (I’m on the piano) on Friday, February 24th, 2017, in the Memorial Union lounge as part of the university’s Music á la Carte program….