|Title||The Musicians of Bremen|
Seven, originally for solo piano, is based on the arch form, ABCDCBA. The Prelude is one-part, the March two-part, and the Waltz three-part. The Rondo is in classical rondo form. The final three movements, Waltz Retrograde, March Retrograde, and Postlude (Prelude Retrograde) are as the titles indicate–the first three movements backwards. Harmonies are mostly quartal throughout.
|Title||Seven (A Suite for Orchestra)|
New Sacred Song Collection! Lift Up Your Voice, Volume I in High, Medium, and Low Voice
Six new songs: Hear the Sound of Bells A-Ringing; The Agony of Gethsemane, Jesus Understands; The Lord Lives; Only One Name; I Will Clear the Road
Sold in two-volume sets–one for soloist and one for accompanist
|Title||Lift Up Your Voice, Volume I|
The McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra, Worthington, Ohio, Antoine Clark, director, featured Jerry Casey as guest composer on a concert performed on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., in the McConnell Arts Center Concert Hall. The orchestra performed her work, “The Musicians of Bremen,” for Chamber Orchestra and Narrator. The narrator was Sarah Luckay. Mrs. Casey, now residing in Naples, Florida, was present for the concert.
The rest of the program featured winners of the Women in Music – Columbus Scholarship Auditions performing concerto movements accompanied by the orchestra.
Yet I Will Rejoice is the premiere recording of the choral and vocal chamber music of Jerry Casey whose recent flurry of performances has shown her popularity in central Ohio and other venues. Mrs. Casey has had commissions from such diverse groups as Columbus Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), Iowa Composers Forum (ICF), Ohio Federated Music Clubs (OFMC), Columbus Women’s Orchestra, a church in New Jersey, and a Ministers’ Chorus from Pennsylvania. She has received the ASCAP Plus Award annually since 1996.
The music of Jerry Casey is lyrical even when dissonant. Harmonies are frequently modal and quartal. Word painting, mood setting, sharp accents, driving rhythms, and judicious use of sudden silence all help enhance the meaning of the words. The sacred works on this CD have texts that resonate to all peoples such as trust overcoming calamity, the desire to praise and hope, the question of what life is really all about, the joy in a newborn child, the search for serenity, and the recognition of the power of the Creator. Two of the secular works evoke the spirit of the fall season; one is a three-fold look at love, and one is a dark call to death.
|Title||Yet, I Will Rejoice|
On Monday, December 1, at 6:11 p.m. (EST) RadioArtsIndonesia broadcasted “What Shall We Bring” (eight-part choral work a cappella) performed by the Otterbein University Concert Choir directed by Gayle Walker.
RadioArtsIndonesia will broadcast November, my work for soprano and cello quartet based on a poem by William Cullen Bryant, on Wednesday, November 26, at 6:27 p.m. Link: www.radio.artsindonesia.com. Enjoy!
Radio Arts Indonesia radio play:
Autumn, Friday, August 29, 7:07 a.m.
O, Death, Rock Me Asleep, Saturday, August 30, 7:17 a.m.
Web site: www.artsindonesia.com
Three Love Songs (Soprano/piano based on poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning) will be performed on the 2014-2015 concert series of the World Oceans Ensemble, based in Atlanta, GA. Tentatively the work has been scheduled for the ensemble’s March concert.