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    Come Away, Death (Shakespeare: Twelfth Night)

    My latest original composition for one of Shakespeare’s songs! I hope you enjoy it! The lyrics to this song come from Act II, scene iv, of Twelfth Night (1602). Duke Orsino and Cesario are suffering from unrequited love and ask Feste to sing this song to ease their pain. Shakespeare’s plays include many songs and dances, but these are often excerpted in modern productions (which is something I hope to help change :)). Very few of the original melodies survive, and some of my past work has been to compose music for the lyrics Shakespeare provided, which I really enjoy doing! If you’re planning an upcoming Shakespeare production and are…

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    “Home Enough to Me” (Dean & Brush)

    Celebrating a very special person in a very special way: it’s my mom’s birthday! I’m so grateful to have her in my life and to be able to be with her in person this year ♥️♥️♥️ We recorded this music video over the weekend: we had planned to go to a pumpkin patch/corn maze, but they were swamped with people. Instead, we ended up making this in the beautiful countryside near those farms (outside of Milton, FL)! It was so much fun and a special memory to do something like this! This video is part of a #10gloChallenge featuring the music of Dean & Brush! This song comes from their musical The…

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    Shakespeare Musical Preshow

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday is a throwback to one of the most fun productions I’ve been a part of 😃 I hope you enjoy this excerpt from the musical pre-show I designed for Coronado Playhouse‘s production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”! My talented fellow performers and dear friends are Renee Ulloa-McDonald, Carly Pandza, and Danielle Orner (Gallagher) 👏 🤗 The songs featured here are: 0:06 “Sumer is icumen in,” a mid-13th century round, written in the Wessex dialect of Middle English. 0:49 “Fair Phyllis,” an English madrigal by John Farmer, published in 1599. 2:11 “Now Is the Month of Maying,” an English ballett (similar to a madrigal) by Thomas Morley, published…

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    Composing a new Shakespeare song!

    For today’s #WeeklyWednesday, I decided to show you a new song I’m working on composing and recording! I hope you enjoy hearing it and a bit about the process of writing music for Shakespeare’s plays, which I really enjoy doing! I play it twice, at 1:03 and 7:12. This is my fourth or fifth version of “Come Away, Death” from Twelfth Night. You can hear bits of two others below – one of them is kind of a fugue-ish embellishment on this melody: The goal for this new version is to come up with a simple melody that would be singable for most people; the other two versions I’ve written…

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    My Fair Lady: Full Performance

    For today’s #WeeklyWednesday, I’ve combined all of the edited clips into the full version of my #NYU Master’s recital character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” 💜🎓 I hope you enjoy watching our 30-minute performance in its entirety! Whether this is your first time viewing it or you’ve already watched my full recital performance – thank you! – I really appreciate your supporting my work! It was so fun to work on this with my incredibly talented colleague-friends! They are: Tyler Dobies as Henry Higgins; Nyla Watson as Col. Pickering; Minque Taylor as Mrs. Higgins and Costermonger; Adelle Blauser as Mrs. Pearce, Mrs. Eynesford-Hill, and Costermonger; and…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 10

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part ten, the final scene from my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act II, scene v, continuing the action from last week’s video, where Eliza stands up to Higgins as she chooses her future – and her view of herself, singing “Without You.” If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  I hope you enjoy watching my…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 9

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part nine of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act II, scene v: After being welcomed and bolstered by Mrs. Higgins, Eliza stands up to Higgins as she chooses her future and her view of herself. Stay tuned next week for the conclusion! If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the conclusion of…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 8

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part eight of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes excerpts from Act II, scene iii: Eliza returns to Covent Garden, but it no longer belongs; she bares her soul in a reprise of “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly.” If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks –…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 7

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part seven of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video also features Gabriel Song and includes portions from Act II, Scene ii: Freddy declares his love for Eliza’s, but she responds “Show Me”! We had to shorten the full version of “Show Me” for my recital, but if you’d like to see my full version, you can watch it here! If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for…

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    My Fair Lady: Part 6

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part six of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act I, scene xi, and Act II, scene i: following Eliza’s triumph at the ball, she faces an uncertain future. If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks – and enjoy my full recital here!…