Yet I Will Rejoice, a CD featuring the choral and vocal chamber music of Jerry Casey, was released on February 4th, 2011 through CDBaby.com. The CD is available for $13.97; the digital download for $9.99.
Here are some pictures from the CD release party on the campus of Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio.
We’re Marching to Zion, a work for organ, was performed at the annual conference of Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) on March 2, 2013, at Mississippi University, Clinton Mississippi, by Dr. Robert Knupp, faculty member. Walter Saul, a composer-member, wrote the following review in his blog:
Jerry Casey’s stunning arrangement of We’re Marching to Zion starts with a magnificent fanfare intro that explores the chromatic mediants of G Major (Eb Major, Db Major, Bb Major, and E Major), suggesting the whole world is marching to Zion. The melody is stated first simply in the right hand, then in the pedal (wonderful reed stop here!). Then motives of the theme are developed with some marvelous chordal parallelism involving more chromatic mediants and a modulation to A, ending brilliantly on a rather jazzy AM9. This fantasia unveils Casey’s love of this tune! She has studied the music of Olivier Messiaen and, even in this arrangement of a Gospel song, it shows. Robert Knupp, Mississippi College music faculty member, gave a spirited interpretation of this fine piece. The unmitigated joy and energy in this work – a rarity in much music these days – is certainly worth celebrating!
Jerry Casey has been named Artist of the Week by Radio ArtsIndonesia, Jakarta. Twelve of the thirteen tracks of her CD, Yet, I Will Rejoice, were broadcast on an hour-long program on four different days here.
Celebration 25! (1995) by Jerry Casey won the Composers Concordance competition for composers 70 or older. It was performed at the Performing Center of St. Sava Cathedral on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. See below for more details of the performance. This article appeared in the New York Times.
Composers Concordance (Tuesday) This enterprising new-music organization presents the ensemble Circadia, a woodwind, string and piano quintet, in a program that includes works by Derek Bermel, Louis Calabro, Dan Cooper, Joseph Pehrson and Gene Pritsker. The program, called “Generations,” will also include works by the winners of two Composers Concordance competitions: one for a composer 20 or under, the other for a composer 70 or over. At 8 p.m., Performing Center of St. Sava Cathedral, 20 West 26th Street, Manhattan, (646) 522-9442; $15; $10 for students and 65+. (Kozinn)