Adapt and Endure: that’s what we need to be able to do to maintain a lifetime of musical creativity. With young babies at home, I’ve got a full-time gig as well as an enduring love for music so needless to say creativity is pertinent and at an all-time high around here!
Some of my most enjoyable projects are coming from writing “Colorful Airs for Two Violins” which is a collection of diverse duets for my favorite instrument. These compositions allow me to continue playing and composing while adapting to being a full time mom. Now I understand something of why historically women composers have been under-represented in music history books since educating children is so important and takes so much time, but this is exactly what is such a vital role in the culture of music, namely giving it to the next generation!
You can listen to and download these duets from my composer page on IMSLP. They can be used as pedagogical music as well as performance pieces. You can check back to the page intermittently because I continue to add more duos. Here is the link: http://imslp.org/wiki/Colorful_Airs_(Rosaria%2C_Danielle)
These videos are designed for moms of young children who want to learn timeless nursery rhymes and sing them for their own kids. They’re also for those times when parents need some kid music to keep their little ones having good fun. Thanks to my kids who helped make these 🙂
In the tradition of composers throughout the centuries, I have decided to write a setting for the Mass Proper. I hope with this composition to give glory to God and to bring peace to those who hear it. This Kyrie is the first movement. The Agnus Dei (see previous post) is the final movement. I am excited to begin work on the Gloria soon!
The score for this music is available on Sheet Music Plus: www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/kyrie-f…usic/20469837.
In order to allow my music to be played and enjoyed, I am happy to announce that I have begun to share some of my compositions on IMSLP. The first piece I’ve uploaded is Percussion Quartet No. 1, Jungle Path. This piece was premiered back in March, 2015 as part of an LA Composers Collective concert. It has two main sections, a slow lyrical one and a lively, Latin-flavored section with distinctive melodic lines and syncopation.
I am thrilled to be able to share this video with you! Our La Verne Symphony Orchestra successfully performed this masterpiece by Viennese composer Franz Schubert at our “Music of the Romantics” concert. We’re looking forward to the spring when we’ll study Shostakovitch’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” with Caelin Eager as our soloist. Please visit our LVSO page (https://daniellerosariaviolinist.com/lvso/) if you are interested in joining us or attending our concerts.
I am very excited to show you phase one of the second part of my symphony. This part is much longer than part I, 31:31 as opposed to the 8 or so minutes of the first part. That’s because I had a lot of the story to tell in this second part. The movements are as follows:
1)The Quest For Good
2)The Glory of Logres
3) The Holy Grail, “Agnus Dei” by William Byrd
4) Tryptich: 4a. Guinevere Goes A’Maying 4b. Lancelot Rescues Guinevere 4c. Arthur’s Lament
5)The Final Battle
6)Requiem For Arthur, The Once And Future King
7) Return To Chaos
In the file on SoundCloud, I’ve clearly labeled each movement so you know what part of the story the music is telling. I hope you enjoy listening! I am looking forward to creating the completed orchestral version.