“As Shadows, Time Passed” for solo guitar, by Brian Kozaczek (click image to enlarge poem)
Composer’s description: “‘As Shadows, Time Passed’ is a work for solo guitar, but also part of a suite of four pieces for guitar and violin called ‘Friendship, Love, Joy and Sorrow’. The pieces all have to do with one or more of those themes. ‘As Shadows, Time Passed’ is third in the set, and touches on the more contemplative, sad and frustrating in relationships. It is not without any release from tension to joy though. At the same time I was improvising the first theme on guitar, the words formed in my mind and so the poem and the music really compliment each side of the experience of the work. Certain phrases in the music go with lines of the poem; I’ll leave it to you to decide what you feel about such meaning. The piece was finished in the summer of 2014 and it is dedicated to Stanley Park in Westfield, MA because the bell chime that is in the last minute of the piece was first heard there.
I hope you enjoy listening, and get something out of it.
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Katie Rothstein’s description: “I commissioned this song cycle by composer Phillip Martin based on the text ‘White Gloves and Party Manners’ by Marjabelle Young and Ann Buchwald, illustrations by Christiane. The book, copyrighted in 1965 and published by Robert B. Luce, Inc. in Bridgeport, CT, was given to me by my mother when I was seven years old. She also signed me up for corresponding etiquette classes. This all seemed like a typical right of passage to my mother, who grew up in the polite south. However, while manners are never out of style, it was certainly not typical in Boulder, CO where I was enrolled. The classes made an impression on me, mostly that I was not living up to the standards laid out by Ms. Young and Ms. Buchwald. Still, I remember it fondly and look forward to sharing a few selections with you.”
More of Phillip’s work: http://phillipmartin.musicaneo.com/
Asia Meirovich is a pianist, singer, songwriter, composer, and arranger. In Asia’s world there are no borders and no boundaries. Not geographically, not musically. Everything musical Asia touches blurs and combines genres and influences. Whether it’s her singer/songwriter rock music that brings serious classical piano skills and masterful arrangements or an orchestral piece that draws on blues and metal. All is fair game. All is personal expression.
Angelina Panozzo is a professional composer and soprano living in Dublin. She is regularly commisioned to write or arrange a wide variety of music for an equally varied pallet of ensembles, and has premiered original compositions in Chicago, Dallas, and Vancouver, Canada.
She is also an accomplished soloist with recordings due out in Fall 2014. She has appeared in a number of musicals and operas, most recently in Dido and Aeneas. She has also sung with several excellent choral ensembles, most recently with the London Philharmonic Choir.
She graduated in 2012 with a B.M in vocal performance and composition, and continues to grow and evolve with private study and research.
Ben Tibbetts is a musician working in Western Massachusetts. His skills include music composition and piano performance. Ben also dabbles in writing, visual art (photography, computer generated images, and filmmaking), game and software development, and online journalism. In his spare time, he gallivants.