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Love Is… a song cycle by Eads Published

North Star Music LLC has published Emerson Eads' song cycle, Love Is... in their 21st Century American Art Song Series. This delightful short song cycle is perfect for beginning singers and seasoned performers alike.  Based on children’s insights surrounding...

Eads’ Words of Hope & Joy Published

Emerson Eads' setting of his twin nieces' text, Words of Hope & Joy, has recently been published by North Star Music and is available here: https://www.northstarmusicllc.com/index.php/product/words-of-hope-and-joy/ Soprano, Arwen Myers commissioned these two songs...

Eads Releases Single: Songs My Father Taught Me

ALBUM ART: KYLIE EADSSongs My Father Taught Me is a fantasia of hymns and sacred songs that I learned by heart as a young boy listening to my father play. He loved improvising and never played anything the same way twice. He instilled in me at an early age that music...

Give Me Room, a new choral work by Carlson/Eads

It was surreal traveling back to my alma mater, The University of Alaska Fairbanks, to hear the world premiere of my new work for accompanied choir, Give Me Room on a text by Meta Herrick Carlson. I was commissioned by Dr. Jaunelle Celaire and the University of Alaska...

Calliope’s Call Presents Eads Songs

Calliope's Call 2021-2022 season concludes this April with a special collaboration with renowned Grammy nominated soprano Laura Strickling, which will see us pair brand new songs with pieces from earlier in the same composer’s career—a musical “then and now” charting...

Everywhere is Archipelago: A New Song Cycle for Soprano

Commissioned by Terri Eickel on four poems by Margaret Gibson I'm delighted to announce the completion of a new song cycle, commissioned by my friend, soprano, Terri Eickel. I will never forget our first meeting. It was a piano dress rehearsal for Madam Butterfly, and...

Memorial Concert for Carmen-Helena Téllez 1955-2021

Every face is in you, Every voice Every sorrow in you, Every pity, Every love, Every memory, Woven into fire. Every breath is in you, Every cry, Every longing in you Every Singing, Every hope, Every healing Woven into fire. Every heart is in you, Every tongue, Every...

Black Wolf: A Passion Cantata Premiered, Juneau, AK

February 18th, 2022 was the premiere of my Passion Cantata, Black Wolf, about the life of a wolf in Juneau, AK who befriended the town and romped and played with the domestic dogs, and delighted the inhabitants of this city, nestled in a beautiful fjord in South East,...

Emerson Eads’ Passion Cantata, Black Wolf

PROGRAMBlack Wolf (2021) A Passion Cantata for Narrator, Chorus, and Chamber Orchestra in 4 movementsMusic by Emerson Eads, Narrator text by Dave Hunsaker. Additional text for chorus complied by Emerson Eads1. My Morning2. G̱ooch3. That Romeo Wolf​4....

Eads Wins American Prize Honorable Mention

Emerson Eads' Mass for the Oppressed made Honorable Mention in the Finalists of the AMERICAN PRIZE ERNST BACON MEMORIAL AWARD for the PERFORMANCE of AMERICAN MUSIC, 2021. http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2021/10/winners-bacon-awardamerican-music.html...