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More info on 'Mother Earth Cries Out'

Mother Earth Cries Out!: (January, 2016) - Inspired by the Laudato si' encyclical of Pope Francis, this dramatic composition for Mixed Choir and orchestra with dramatic speaker was recently chosen as one of six "Special Mentions" in the large-scale work category of the celebrated International Composition Competition "Maurice Ravel" (April 24, 2016) .   This occurred after being chosen as both one of 110 semifinalist entries from 48 countries (March, 2016) , and one of the 20 finalists for the award. (April, 2016)     The composition "Mother Earth Cries Out!" is written from the viewpoint of Mother Earth, who observes and comments on the treatment she is receiving from all who interact with her. more info   testimonials

 
More info on 'Ave Maria for Choir & Strings'

Ave Maria for Choir and Strings: (March, 2015) - This passionate setting of the Ave Maria won the May, 2015 Sacrarium International Sacred Music Composition Competition in L'viv, Ukraine.   It features mixed choir, three antiphonal soprano soloists and string orchestra.   This live recording/video was taken of the winning performance as it occurred in L'viv, Ukraine at St. Maria Magdalene's Church on May 10, 2015.   It features the L'viv Chamber Orchestra and Galician Chamber Choir under the baton of conductor Ferdinando Nazzaro. more info   testimonials