Sara Kirkland Snider ~ Composer of Music
Music

Voice with Chamber Ensemble

Unremembered (octet arr.)

To purchase the Unremembered studio album, click here. To visit the Unremembered website, click here.

(2012-2013, arr. 2016)  Duration: 60′. 13-song cycle. Songs can be performed separately. Words by Nathaniel Bellows.

for ob., E.H., perc, acoustic gtr/e. gtr, hrp, pno, vln, cello — 2 sopranos, ..read more

Five Songs from Unremembered (for 2 voices, quartet, electronics)

(2012-2013, arr. 2015) Duration: 18′ (songs can be performed separately)

for harp, piano, guitar (electric/acoustic), viola, mezzo*, tenor,* and laptop/electronics (includes pre-recorded vocals)

The Guest The Girl The Swan The Slaughterhouse The Speakers

*Wide-ranging; some mezzo parts require soprano or alto ability. Tenor sometimes requires a high ..read more

Penelope (9-person ensemble + mezzo + laptop)

(2012)  Duration: 60′.  11-song cycle (with three instrumental interludes.)  Words by Ellen McLaughlin.  Songs can be performed separately.

for fl/alto fl/picc, cl/bass cl — French horn, tmpt — drums/perc (glock, egg shaker, BD, gro, tri, 2 crot., fing cymb) — e. ..read more

Taking Turns in My Skin

(2011)  Duration: 13′.  Songs may be performed separately.  Words by Ivanna Yi.

for fl/picc, cl/bass cl, French horn, trumpet, electric guitar, violin, vla, cello, and soprano. optional percussion (1 player: finger cymbals, guiro, vibraslap.)

LIVE recording by Shara Worden and yMusic, March ..read more

Penelope (yMusic + mezzo arrangement)

(2010)  Duration: 60′.  11-song cycle (with three instrumental interludes.)  Words by Ellen McLaughlin.  Songs can be performed separately.

for fl/alto fl/picc, cl/bass cl — French horn/tmpt — drums/perc (glock, egg shaker, BD, gro, tri, 2 crot., fing cymb) –mezzo-soprano — e.gtr/violin, ..read more

This is What You’re Like

(2008) Duration: 5′.  Words by Ellen McLaughlin.

for cl, e. guitar, vln, cello, drums, perc, and piano.  Words by Ellen McLaughlin.

Commissioned by Newspeak. World Premiere: June 21, 2008 by Newspeak at Make Music NY, New York, NY.

Penelope (alto + string quartet; music theater arrangement)

(2007-2008) Duration: 53′.  Music Theater Monodrama.  Nine songs + 15′ incidental music.  Words by Ellen McLaughlin.

for alto and string quartet.

Commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Center for Ellen McLaughlin and Eclipse Quartet. World Premiere: January 15, 2008 by Ellen McLaughlin and ..read more

Chrysalis

(2006) Duration: 4′.  Words by Ivanna Yi

Song for soprano and two violas (a 2015 revision/arrangement also exists for soprano, violin, and cello.) LIVE recording March 26, 2006, by Abigail Haynes, soprano; Anna Pelczer, viola; and Margaret Carey, viola, Yale University, New ..read more

Stanzas in Meditation

 

Vocal work for two sopranos and harp.  Words by Gertrude Stein.

World Premiere: November 18, 2004, by Jennifer Black, soprano; Rebecca Ringle, soprano; and Grace Cloutier, harp, at New Music New Haven, Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT.

Recording by: Synergy ..read more

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