Vocal Music

ALL INDIVIDUAL SONGS AVAILABLE AS A LICENSED SET OF 2 PDFs FOR $3.50

Arise, My Love, My Fair One (Song of Solomon 2:10b-14) for tenor and piano (2018)

Lyrical melody of the familiar Biblical text of human love. Premiere by Brandon Record, University of Sioux Falls, SD, 2019. Also available in lower keys.

Awake in Me (Olga Berggolts text, Ivan Fuller translation) song cycle for voice and piano.

 

I. And Here I Am With Many Sides (2012)

II. But I Tell You (2013)

III. The Stone Flute (2013)

IV. Like the Stars (2014)

V. The Bed of Damp Dirt (2014)

VI. And You, My Love (2015)

VII. Scream, Sleds of the City (2015)

VIII. What my Heart has Become (2015)

IX. Awake in Me (2016)

 

Dramatic songs with poetry of the "Madonna of Leningrad" during WWII, whose personal life was marked with tragedy and hope. A cycle of texts taken from the Ivan Fuller play of the same name. Movements I-III premiere by Natalie Campbell and the composer, U. of South Dakota, Vermillion, 2013. Movements IV-IX premiere by Katie Pacza and the composer, U. of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2016. This cycle is the basis of Ms. Pacza's doctoral dissertation. Video performance of Natalie Campbell and the composer seen here

Notes on the songs:

I & II: The woman as poet and survivor

III: The first published poem of the 16-year-old girl

IV & V: Joy and heartbreak in the birth and

death of a child

VI: Sorrow and hope in life and love

VII: Horror of the Nazi Siege of Leningrad

VIII: Reflections of grief and happiness

IX: The artist awaiting her muse

 
Complete bound edition available for $15.00

 

Be Still and Know That I am God (Psalm 46) for mezzo-soprano and organ  (2014)

Commission by Wyatt Smith for Tracelyn Gesteland. Premiere by Tracelyn Gesteland and Wyatt Smith, U. of South Dakota, Vermillion, 2015.

Available on the Raven label here

 

Arise, My Love, My Fair One - Brandon Record
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I. And Here I Am... - Natalie Campbell
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II. But I Tell You - Natalie Campbell
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III. The Stone Flute - Natalie Campbell
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IV. Like the Stars - Katie Pacza
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V. The Bed of Damp Dirt - Katie Pacza
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VI. And You, My Love - Katie Pacza
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VII. Scream, Sleds of the City - Katie Pacza
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VIII. What my Heart has Become - Katie Pacza
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IX. Awake in Me - Katie Pacza
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Be Still and Know That I am God - Tracelyn Gesteland and Wyatt Smith
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Bistro Poetry (Ivan Fuller text) for voice and piano (2010)

Whimsical song of a poet/writer attempting to find inspiration. Premiere by Logan Enze, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2012.  Also in "Float on Harmonicas..." below

 

Blurred Clarity (Ivan Fuller text) for voice and piano (2010)

Thoughtful reflections of time and life. Premiere by the poet, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2010.  Also in "Float on Harmonicas..." below

 

Branded (Ivan Fuller text) for voice and piano (2010)

Memory, fantasy, and future tied up in a song.  Also in "Float on Harmonicas..." below

 

Bistro Poetry - Ivan Fuller
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Blurred Clarity - Logan Enze
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Branded - Ivan Fuller
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Colors of Lorraine (Ivan Fuller text) song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano (2009)

 

 

I. Cry of the Crimson Woman

II. Figure with Red Background

III. Figure with White Background

 

 

 

 

Dramatic, vivid poetry inspired by nude figure paintings of Indianapolis-based artist Lorraine Sack. Premiere by Lisa Grevlos, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2009

 

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Deep, Deep Rest (Kathryn Timpany text) for bass-baritone, alto sax, and piano (2016)

Slow, restful jazz. Premiere by Jerry Holbrook III, Shelby Wohlmuth, and Spencer Smith, U. of South Dakota, 2016. Also available without saxophone (2014).

I. Cry of the Crimson Woman - Lisa Grevlos
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II. Figure with Red Background - Lisa Grevlos
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III. Figure with White Background - Lisa Grevlos
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Deep, Deep Rest voice,sax,pi - Jerry Holbrook III, Shelby Wohlmuth, Spencer Smith
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The Drama of Water and Love (Ivan Fuller text) for voice and piano (2012)

Stirrings of the future with a tide-like accompaniment. Premiere by Maren Engel, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2013.  Also in "Float on Harmonicas..." below

 

Enough (Christina Rossetti text) for tenor and piano (2009)

The heart craves life and more life. Premiere by Eric Wassenaar, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2009.  Also in "Hearts River" below

 

Exposed (Mary Logue text) for voice and piano (2011)

There's a dog hiding in this song! Premiere by Susanne Harmon, U. of South Dakota, Vermillion, 2011.  Also in "Hearts River" below

 

Fan (Mary Logue text) for voice and piano (2011)

"Why?" whispers the fan. Premiere by Susanne Harmon, U. of South Dakota, Vermillion, 2011.  Also in "Hearts River" below

 

Hearts River (Lee Gregors text) for voice and piano (2009)

A touching ballad of lost love. Premiere by Terra Goplen, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2010.  Also in "Hearts River" below

 

Hope is the Thing with Feathers (Emily Dickinson text) for voice and piano (2013)

Hope sings the tune without the words. Premiere by Ben Winkler, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2013. Now available for two-part choir and piano through Choristers Guild here.

 

If You Were Coming in the Fall (Emily Dickinson text) for voice and piano (2013)

Time, goading like the goblin bee. Premiere by Abby Trei, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2013

 

Not So in Haste, My Heart (Bradford Torrey text) for voice and piano (2013)

God may linger, but never comes too late. Premiere by Julia Blue, South Dakota Music Teachers Collegiate Voice Competition, Brookings, SD, 2013

 

Professing (Tracelyn Gesteland text) for mezzo-soprano and piano (2013)

A truthful and humorous tale of the singer's life. Premiere by the poet, U. of South Dakota, Vermillion, 2013

Schumann-Ehrung  (Friedrich Rückert text) for voice and piano (2009)

 

I. Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen

II. Du meine Seele

 

New settings of two texts made famous by Clara and Robert Schumann. Premiere by Malerie Mertz, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, 2009. Also in "Hearts River" below

Sleeping Beauty (Ivan Fuller text) for voice and piano (2016)

A dream-like piano part supports a haunting melody, from poetry inspired by the Frederick Leighton painting, Flaming June. Premiere by Dana Carlson, U. of South Dakota, Vermillion, 2017.

 

Spewing the Contents of a Country (Ivan Fuller text) for voice and violin (2010)

Biting commentary of our often-wasteful society.

 

The Tie Between Us (Mary Logue text) for voice and piano (2011)

Love in all its jumbled forms. Premiere by Kristen Meidinger, South Dakota chapter MTNA Young Artist Voice Competition, Vermillion, SD, 2011.  Also in "Hearts River" below

Von Ewige Liebe (Josef Wenzig text) for voice and piano (2015)

The text made famous by Brahms in a completely new setting. Premiere by Carryn Kennedy, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD, 2015.

We Have Peace With God (Romans 5:1-5 text) for voice and string quartet; or voice and

piano (2018) Quiet confidence in patience, character, and hope in God's peace. Premiere by Marlise Ahuna, U. of South Dakota, 2018

When We Leave (Ivan Fuller text) for voice and piano (2015)

The call of a new life and the pull of the old. Written for Sarah Stevens, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD.

 

ALL INDIVIDUAL SONGS AVAILABLE AS A LICENSED SET OF 2 PDFs FOR $3.50

The Drama of Water and Love - Maren Engel
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Enough - Eric Wassenaar
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Exposed - Susanne Harmon
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Fan - Susanne Harmon
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Hearts River - Terra Goplen
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Hope is the Thing with Feathers - Ben Winkler
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If You Were Coming in the Fall - Abby Trei
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Professing - Tracelyn Gesteland
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The Tie Between Us - Kristen Meidinger
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Not So In Haste, My Heart - Deanna Wehrspann
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Von ewige Liebe - Deanna Wehrspann
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When We Leave - Deanna Wehrspann
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Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen - Maren Engel
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Du meine Seele - Malerie Mertz
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We Have Peace With God (voice/piano) - Marlise Ahuna
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Song Collections

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Float on Harmonicas that Open Rainy Days: Four Songs on Poetry of Ivan Fuller

 

Contains:

 

Bistro Poetry

Blurred Clarity

Branded

The Drama of Water and Love

 

$10

 

Hearts River: Seven Songs for Voice and Piano

 

Contains:

 

Enough

Exposed

Fan

Hearts River

Schumann-Ehrung

   Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen

   Du meine Seele

The Tie Between Us

 

$12