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Glasses and Music Sheet


 “To achieve great things, two things are needed:

a plan and not quite enough time.”

-Leonard Bernstein


Leonard Bernstein is right about time; despite my years of experience as a composer and the life-enhancing features of music technology, there never seems to be enough time to create. But this tension is also a good thing. Respond to a deadline and work diligently to produce a fine piece of music that will speak to your audience. I strive to create new works that are relevant today but will also be of interest to listeners in the years to come.


This website will reveal many plans for you to investigate. They come in the form of musical scores, recordings, and informative articles. Please feel free to look around!


       Sara Teasdale           Carol Dusdieker               Jeff Manchur          

The Teasdale Project is a substantial collection of songs dedicated to the poetry of the American poet Sara Teasdale (1884-1933). Currently, there are 20 songs in the collection; each one explores various aspects of the poet’s character and interests. Soprano Carol Dusdieker and collaborative pianist Jeff Manchur have been my collaborators in this long-term project, one that has not suffered as much from the tyranny of time! We are in the process of performing and recording the songs in this collection and invite you to be a part of the process. A feature article on this project can be found on the Ruminations tab of this website.  Performances of selected songs from this collection can be found by using the Recordings tab.

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Look to This Day! (SATB, piano) - Douglas McConnell
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