tom vignieri
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Note4Note

Note4Note was specially commissioned by the NPR program ďFrom the TopĒ as the focus of a fundraising campaign to benefit the best young classical musicians in America. The idea was to generate a new piece of music by donating a dollar per note and in the end many thousands of dollars were contributed so many thousands of notes had to be written! Itís performed here by two fantastic alums of the show: rising star Chad Hoopes, violin, and 11-year-old pianist, Theo Luu.

The Tides

The Tides was commissioned by Steven Karidoyanes and the Masterworks Chorale of Boston in celebration of their 75th anniversary season. Itís a setting of the sonnet by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for SATB chorus & orchestra and it was premiered May 8, 2015 in Sanders Theatre at Harvard University.

CumuloNimbus

CumuloNimbus was commissioned by Deborah Price and the Chamber Music Connection (CMC) with support from the Johnstone Fund for New Music and premiered at the Southern Theatre in Columbus, Ohio on January 16, 2016 by the Calidore String Quartet and an all-star ensemble of CMC musicians. Itís a transcription for string quartet and string orchestra of the 3rd movement of the composer's Sonata for 2 Pianos.

To Sing

To Sing is a choral piece commissioned by Carthage College in tribute to President F. Gregory Campbell and First Lady Barbara Campbell. Itís the musical setting of a text by Charles Anthony Silvestri who took selected writings of the president and transformed his ideas and imagery into a newly composed sonnet.

Recorded here in Symphony Hall, Boston the work was premiered May 18, 2012 by the Carthage Choir and Wind Orchestra in Siebert Chapel under the direction of Eduardo Garcia-Novelli and James Ripley.

There Will Come Soft Rains

"There Will Come Soft Rains" is an SA choir & string orchestra setting of the poem by Sara Teasdale. Written during the First World War, Teasdale speaks of nature reclaiming a world devastated by war.

Recorded here in Symphony Hall, Boston, it was commissioned by the Chamber Music Connection and the Columbus Children's Choir for the New American Music Project with support of the Johnstone Fund for New Music and received its premiere on March 6, 2010 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio under the direction of Deborah Barrett Price and Sandra Mathias.

Haec Dies

A new setting of the traditional Latin text Haec dies (This is the day) for SATB choir, organ & trumpet. It was commissioned by Lisa Graham and the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline (formerly Brookline Chorus) in celebration of their new name and premiered November 2011 at First Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This recording was made at All Saints Parish in Brookline, MA.

Hodie Christus natus est

Hodie Christus natus est for chorus, organ and baritone solo was commissioned in 2005 by Grant Llewellyn for the Handel and Haydn Society recording All is Bright (Avie) featuring baritone ChristÚpheren Nomura. Subsequent arrangements have been made for choir & orchestra, choir & brass ensemble (or brass quintet) and an arrangement featuring solo treble choir.

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All is Bright is available on the Handel and Haydn Society website.

My Mother on an Evening in Late Summer

Set to a poem by Mark Strand, performed here by baritone Aaron Engebreth, oboist Jane Harrison and pianist Jun Toguchi.  Performances include the Janice Mayer & Associates tenth anniversary celebration to benefit Classical Action at Lincoln Center.

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An American Hymn

An American Hymn was commissioned by Yoichi Udagawa for his Melrose Symphony Orchestra in March 2001 and subsequently recorded in Boston's Symphony Hall by Julian Wachner and the Boston Sinfonietta.

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