Breathe

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for voice and piano (2020)

Composer: Drew Hemenger
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Description

Video


Duration

4 min.

Instrumentation

voice and piano

Text

Drew Hemener : Breathe
Adrienne Danrich : Breathe

Program Notes

“Breathe” is a collaboration between composer Drew Hemenger and soprano Adrienne Danrich.  The powerful text, which includes a short spoken section, is their musical response to the ongoing tragedy of Black lives being lost through violence and ignorance.   The composers are interested in this song being performed by anyone who wishes – please contact the composers or Trudy Chan of Black Tea Music at tc@blackteamusic.com if you require a different transposition.

dedicated to All Black Lives and People of Color we have lost due to systemic racism, hatred and fear

The premiere was on Sept. 12, 2020 by Adrienne Danrich, soprano, and Brent Funderburk, piano.

Drew Hemenger

Drew Hemenger's works have been commissioned by the the Boulder Philharmonic, Rogue Valley Symphony, AIDS Quilt Songbook @ 20,  The Auros Ensemble, Chamber Music Yellow Springs, Sweden's Duo Con Forza, the Goldman Memorial Band, Madrid's Jones & Maruri Cello/Guitar Duo, The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chicago's Orion Ensemble, pianists Pascal and Ami Rogé, Symphony New Hampshire, and the University of Texas at Austin. Commercial recordings include Songs from America performed by the Jones & Maruri Cello/Guitar Duo on EMEC Discos and Her Final Show performed by Anthony Dean Griffey and Thomas Bagwell on the new CD An Aids Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope on GPR Records. Produced in collaboration with the non-profit organization Sing for Hope, the recording features music from the AIDS Quilt Songbook @ 20 concert from World AIDS Day 2012 at Cooper Union in New York City. Winner of Boston University's 1996 ALEA III International Composition Competition, Hemenger's residencies and fellowships include the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Banff Centre, Omi International Arts Center, and the Bowdoin and Aspen Music Festivals. He has also served as Composer-in-Residence for the New York-based dance company, RamosDance.


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