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Bubbles
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“Bubbles” was composed in New York City in 2014. The text is an attempt to compare life with a bubble. A bubble has a brief life, and during its journey can meet other bubbles, can be taken anywhere by the wind, can hover high or low, fast or slow, and all of a sudden can simply “die”. So as our lives. The message is to live your life now because it is short. The texture is varied with distinct moments of vocal representations of bubbles, male and female choirs, double mixed choir, improvisation based on real bubbles, and changes in keys, dynamics, rhythms, and tempos. The piece can also be performed without the improvisation part. Note to performers This work requires the production of bubbles at two points: between letters F and G and again at the end of the work. To produce bubbles, one may use a bubble machine, a children's toy, or anything capable of producing many bubbles quickly. In the score, directions to make bubbles are indicated with an arrow. Anyone may create these bubbles: the conductor, singers, and/or members of the audience - one person or many.
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CX Choral Song Cycle
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CX Choral Song Cycle was composed in New York City in 2013, and was officially premiered in January 26th 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.Chico Xavier was a medium and philanthropist of Brazil’s spiritism movement in the XX century. His thoughts talk about good will and charity, and they help many people to have a happier life.The original language of the thoughts is Brazilian Portuguese. I translated them to English.Each song features one or two thoughts and the vocal texture was written to enhance their meaning. The songs can be performed separately or even in a different order. What is important is to share the message with everyone in performance.
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They that wait upon the Lord
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I composed They that wait upon the Lord in New York City in 2015. This piece was commissioned by the choir of Wesley United Methodist Church, Vienna, VA, USA. This piece features a lively beginning in which the piano part presents the theme from the middle section. The first entrance of the choir presents the main theme, and right after that, the text is underlined by unison on different voice parts. There are some moments of polyphony and key changes. The choral texture is appropriate for an operatic approach. The piano part is complimentary in activity to the voice parts, but at the same time, it has a completely independent chord progression. The overall dynamic is forte, and there is an uplifting feeling throughout the entire piece.

There is an extended version of this piece that was premiered at The David Geffen Hall - Lincoln Center in NYC on April 13th of 2019.
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He Sends His Rain
I composed He sends his rain in West New York, NJ in July of 2019. This piece is a SATB setting of a biblical text found in the book of Matthew chapter 5 verses 44 and 45. The melody is featured primarily on the Soprano line with the other 3 parts giving harmonic support.
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Love is like Art
I composed Love is like Art in West New York, NJ in March of 2018. This piece is inspired by some quotes about “Love” that were taken from the American TV show “Sense8”. The first season was streamed for the first time on Netflix on June 5th 2015.
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Day is dying in the West
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I composed Day is dying in the West in West New York, NJ in August of 2019.This piece is a SATB (with divisi) setting of two stanzas taken from the poem “Day is dying in the west" written by MARY A. LATHBURY (1978). It is a 3 minutes piece featuring an evening prayer. It was premiered by the soloist of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in New York City on January 22nd of 2020.
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Soft Rains
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I composed Soft Rains in New York City in 2015. This piece was commissioned by the Metropolitan State University of Denver Women’s Chamber Choir. The original poem is entitled “There Will Come Soft Rains”, and it was written by Sara Teasdale. The poem is part of her collection “Flame and Shadow”, published in 1920. The poem imagines nature reclaiming a battlefield after the fighting is finished. It also alludes to the idea of human extinction by war. Among many music elements used to underline the meaning of the words, right at the beginning of the piece the word “soft” is articulated in different moments by each voice part. That effect gives the audience a sense of a soft rain coming and going. This piece was premiered by MSU of Denver Women’s Chamber Choir in October 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Jay Dougherty was the conductor.
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Mending Wall

I composed Mending Wall in West New York, NJ on August of 2019. This piece was commissioned by Ember Ensemble for the first concert of their 2019-2020 season celebrating their 25th anniversary. This piece is based on excerpts taken from the poem "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost. This setting was premiered on November 9th of 2019 by Ember Ensemble in New York City under the guidance of Dr. Deborah King.
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In The Peaceful Darkness
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In the peaceful darkness of this nightUnder the evening sky and all the stars I can seeFacing Your altar and longing for your lightI say a prayer to TheeGuide me through the darkness of my soulGive me the courage to face my dark sideTeach me the kindness to forgive myselfHelp me wipe the tears I once criedIn the peaceful darkness of this nightI say a prayer to TheeI am grateful for one more day in this WorldFor the faith and goodness that always surviveI am grateful for Your unconditional loveAnd for the blessing of being aliveAmen
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Set me as a Seal
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I composed Set me as a Seal in New York City in 2015. This piece was commissioned by The St. Michael’s Choir of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in New York City for their 2015 choir tour to France. This piece was premiered in July 7th of 2015 at Basilique Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d’Orléans, Orleans, France. The choral texture is mostly homophonic with moments of word painting at section B. Also, the unison parts underline the main theme.
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Pater Noster
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I composed Pater Noster in New York City in 2015. Pater Noster (The Lord's Prayer) is a venerated Latin Christian prayer that, according to the New Testament, was taught by Jesus to his disciples. This text is commonly used in sacred liturgies, and it has been set to music by many composers. The choral texture is very light, with homophonic and polyphonic moments, and the melody is mostly featured in the soprano line. Right after the choral setting, there is also a voice/piano version.
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Lullaby
I composed Lullaby in West New York, in May of 2019. This piece is the second track of the EP “Crimes”. The 5 pieces of this EP tell a story of 5 crimes committed by a traumatized woman over the course of her life.
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Muskingum’s Flowery Bank
I composed Muskingum’s Flowery Bank in West New York, NJ on October of 2017. This piece was commissioned for the 2018 Marietta College Winter Gala. Dr. Jay Dougherty, conductor. This piece is based on the poem “Muskingum’s Flowery Bank” by Mary Lackey Williams.
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Free From Happiness
I composed Free From Happiness in New York, NY in April of 2020. The text was ready for more than a year prior to the completion of this composition. However, the pandemic of COVID-19 gave me the inspiration to create the music for the text. In this piece I touch upon the “Simulation Theory”.
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The Reproaches
The Reproaches was composed in West New York, NJ in 2019. Also known as the Improperia, the Reproaches are a series of antiphons and responses, expressing the remonstrance of Jesus Christ with his people. They are sung In the Catholic liturgy as part of the observance of the Passion, usually on the afternoon of Good Friday. The piece was commissioned by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. The piece was premiered by the soloists of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in New York City on April 19th of 2019 at the Good Friday service.
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Boredom
I composed Boredom in West New York, in May of 2019. This piece is the fourth track of the EP “Crimes”. The 5 pieces of this EP tell a story of 5 crimes committed by a traumatized woman over the course of her life.
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Have Mercy on Me
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I composed Have Mercy On Me in New York City, on February of 2021.This piece is a SATB a cappella setting of the first two verses of Psalm 51.This piece was commissioned by the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Choir in New York City.This piece was premiered at The St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in New York City on March 21st, 2021.
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Refuge
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Refuge was composed in West New York, NJ in 2015, and was officially premiered in February 27th 2016 at DiMenna Center of Classical Music in New York City, USA. This piece was chosen as one of the winners of “New Music for New York Composer Competition” held by Manhattan Choral Ensemble. At the day of the premiere, this piece also won the “Audience Favorite Recognition”. In other words, the audience voted for the best piece of the concert, and “Refuge” earned an encore performance and an additional prize. This setting of Sara Teasdale’s poem entitled “Refuge” evokes music as something like a refuge that allows the soul to truly speak. The harmonies are trying to express the meaning of all the words in the text.
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Nunc Dimittis
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Nunc Dimittis (Now you dismiss) was composed in New York City in 2014, and was officially premiered in October 15th 2014 at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church in New York City, USA. This piece has a public domain text from the Bible - Luke 2: 29-32 – King James Version (KJV). This text is the traditional 'Gospel Canticle' of Night Prayer, widely used at the end of liturgical services such as Compline. The harmonies are trying to express the meaning of all the words in the text.
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I am my own Path
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I my own Path was composed in New York City in 2015, and was commissioned by the Metropolitan University of Denver, Colorado, USA. The text is an attempt to talk briefly about questions that we usually ask ourselves such as “Where I come from?” and “Where I am going?” when we try to understand the meaning of life. The final “conclusion” is that “Love is the creator of all things”. Despite any religion orientation, I believe that we are our own “Path”, and based on “Love” we have the power to create new things and to give meaning to our lives.
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