Fresh from the bootleg live circuit, this is a new video of In Manus Tuas showing the score. Featuring the Capital Chamber Choir under the direction of Jamie Loback, this was recorded live in Ottawa, February 2014, alongside the Choral Concerto by Alfred Schnittke. The soaring soprano line at the end is Emma Bider and Daniela Gunn-Doerge. Thanks choir! This is the same piece that was recently performed at Trinity Wall Street under the direction of Michael Zaugg. You can
I am excited to announce three items of interest in the coming months: On May 10, the Ottawa Bach Choir performed The Trees on the Edge in concert here in Ottawa. This concert was a “prelude” to the choir’s upcoming European tour. The OBC will be singing in Venice, Groning and Amsterdam, Lübeck, and at Bach Fest 2014 in Leipzig, Germany. During the tour the choir will be performing The Trees on the Edge as part of its programme.
I am very pleased to bring to your attention three upcoming performances of my work: The Capital Chamber Choir will perform two pieces, The Trees on the Edge and Drop, Drop Slow Tears, in concert this Friday at 8:00 P.M. at Knox Presbyterian Church. The following evening, the Canadian Centennial Choir will perform a newly commissioned work, Nisi Pontus et Aer, at Southminster United Church, 7:30 P.M. This piece is composed for choir, string quartet, percussion and piano. It is
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street will perform In Manus Tuas on April 6 as part of Lamentatio 5 at Trinity Wall Street in New York. Guest conductor Michael Zaugg joins Julian Wachner, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY for a programme of Lenten choral music. The concert can be streamed live on Sunday, April 6 at 4:30 P.M. UPDATE! Congratulations to Michael Zaugg and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street for an excellent concert. The whole
I am very pleased to bring to your attention two upcoming performances of my work: The Canadian Centennial Choir will perform a newly commissioned work, Nisi Pontus et Aer, on May 3. This piece is composed for choir, string quartet, percussion and piano. It is a setting of a passage from Ovid’s Tristia in which the poet describes vividly a storm he encounters on his way into exile. Whether intended by the ancient writer or not, I hear a bit
I’m very pleased to now have videos on our website that combine live recordings with the scores. Now you can follow along with the score as you listen to better judge if the particular piece will be a good match to your choir. We have four videos so far: Annunciation, My Heart was Cloven, and both songs in Deux chansons de la Belle Cordière. The videos can also be found on Musica Trans Aeva’s YouTube channel. As a teaser, here
I am very pleased to announce the publication of Musica Trans Aeva’s new website, and thus a new online presence for my music! Behold the new glory, complete with online store, sound clips, sample pages, blog and generally goodness. Please peruse our publications and check out our Soundcloud recordings, taken from live performances. Please let me know if you have any questions about my music or the ordering process. Best wishes, Nicholas
Welcome to the new website for Musica Trans Aeva. I am Nicholas Piper, a Canadian composer and Editor of Musica Trans Aeva. While I continue to build the site, please peruse the online catalogue where you can see examples of my scores and hear some live performances. While Musica Trans Aeva serves as the house publisher for my own music, we also strive to publish other music we know to be excellent. We welcome submissions from composers in Canada and