Yearly Archives: 2021

Yet, I Will Rejoice

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.

Click on the titles below to see more information about each work.

1What Shall We Bring?5:12
2Come, Light Serene1:48
3Psalm of Praise and Hope12:22
4How Do I Love Thee?4:49
5Never Call It Loving4:12
6Life and Love4:30
7O See This Miracle of God3:18
8Carmen deo nostro2:53
9The Lord God Almighty Is His Name3:37
10O, Death, Rock Me Asleep8:58
13Yet I Will Rejoice5:30

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A Birthday

The premiere of the setting of the Christina Rossetti poem, “A Birthday,” for soprano and woodwind trio is scheduled for April, 2022, on a Women in Music-Columbus concert in Westerville, Ohio.  Performers are:  Jessica Kahn, soprano, Sarah Luckay, flute, Joy Norris, clarinet, and Alan Ray, bassoon.

International Music by Women Festival

At the International Festival of Music by Women at Women’s University of Mississippi in March, 2022 Dr. Marika Kyriakos,  Professor of Voice at Arkansas State University, and Jerry Casey will present a lecture recital premiering her mono-drama, “Mary Magdalene at the Tomb” (for unaccompanied soprano).  At that same conference two other works will also be performed, “Fountain Fantasy” (Clarinet and Piano) and “Jesus Has Come At Last” (Soprano and  horn) from Seven Signs (A Song Cycle for Seven Singers and Seven Instrumentalists)