Cullyn D. Murphy's "Agony" is a riveting, fast-paced work that fuses spoken word, percussion, mixed media, and theatrical elements to push the idea of what musical organization is, and what music is.
Ryan Carraher just finished a new work for solo tenor trombone entitled Alazia. "I figured I would share some thoughts and formal processes I had during the composition process."
I wanted to provide this score so we can evaluate the areas that need engraving. Here is a laundry list of things that need to be changed. You can go through the score and see how chaotic things are pre-engraving, and how much work needs to be done to make the music playable.
This set of canons is remarkable and charming. The counterpoint in them is quite advanced for a young composer (see the program note about when the first movement was written). Yet, there is still an artistic purpose in each movement and note choice.
Aidan Caron's wind ensemble work "Norwegian Portraits" is a raucous battle cry of a fanfare that elicits images of vikings and natural horn calls.
Paul Brennan's piece "Swinging on the Playground" is a light, lively, rag-time-inspired work for solo piano.
This submission to the young composer score call brings to mind film music, outer space, romanticism, and the works of Gustav Holst.
This piece features a lilting sense of phrasing, a consistent sense of meter, and a melody that will surely "sing" on a real instrument (the MIDI playback lacks the nuance required to fully experience it).