ACDA 2021 is this weekend, March 18-20. Because it is all virtual this year, I am able to participate from Warsaw, PL. My “Pie Jesu” will be part of a virtual reading session on Saturday, March 20. Perusal scores and video playlist will be up for the rest of the year, and can be found here. I will also be at a “Meet the Composer” hour from 10-11 am Central time (US) on Saturday. All of this is being hosted by MusicSpoke as part of their booth. MusicSpoke’s mission is to support living composers and their work, and I’m thrilled to be among their composers. I hope to see some of you there!
Last year, the choir I sing with here in Poland, Musica Sacra, recorded an album of all-new settings of the “Pie Jesu” text. The pieces are all quite different in tone and style, and it was an incredible experience to both compose and sing for the project. I’ve recently uploaded the recording to my SoundCloud page:
The wonderful people at MusicSpoke have chosen my Pie Jesu as their “Score of the Week”, and posted a thoughtful review of the work over on their blog. I invite you to read it, when you have the time!
Score of the Week | Pie Jesu | Julia Seeholzer
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