April 27, 2017

Discography

Songs and Mysteries

Music by Henry Mollicone
Brian Staufenbiel, tenor
Daniel Glover, piano

A dramatic and emotional work for chorus, soloists, and orchestra, using traditional Latin.
Alternating with English texts based on interviews with homeless people.

This recently released album features recordings of Mollicone’s song cycle: Songs of Love and Longing, as well as the entirety of Mollicone’s piano suite Misteria.

Also on the album is Mollicone’s La Cenerentola, a piano fantasy based upon themes of Rossini.

Henry Mollicone: Songs and Mysteries

Available at CD Baby. © 2014 Crino Musica (888174791418)

Beatitude Mass

Beatitude Mass

Music by Henry Mollicone
English text by William Luce

A dramatic and emotional work for chorus, soloists, and orchestra, using traditional Latin.
Alternating with English texts based on interviews with homeless people.

Credits:
Leroy Kromm, conductor of the San Jose Symphonic Choir, is also a popular baritone soloist and teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory.
Nancy Wait Kromm, soprano, is a professor of voice at Santa Clara University, and is a frequent soloist in oratorios and recitals.
Paul Murray, baritone, is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory, and has performed in several operas.
Emily Ray, conductor of the Mission Chamber Orchestra, is a professor at Santa Clara University.

Listen:

  1. Blessed
  2. Kyrie
  3. Evelyn’s Song
  4. Gloria
  5. Adams’ Song
  6. Sanctus
  7. Meditation and Benedictus
  8. The Messenger
  9. Agnus Dei
  10. Finale
Henry Mollicone: Beatitude Mass

Available at CD Baby. © 2006 Crino Musica (786851169621)

Songs of Love and Longing

Songs of Love and Longing

Valerie Errante, soprano
Jeffry Peterson, piano

This new album features first recordings of two Mollicone song cycles: Five Love Songs, and Three Simple Songs.
It also contains first recordings of songs by Stephen Paulus, Yehuda Yannay, John Downing, and Richard Faith.

Coyote Tales

Coyote Tales (opera in two acts)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Russel Patterson, conductor
Title role of Coyote sung by Michael Ballam

“…tonal, tuneful and vigorously rhythmic –
an interesting blend of Broadway and Britten. …
a worthy new opera then, in a production which represented ensemble opera at its best, and a real feather in the cap for the Kansas City company.”

OPERA
(London, 1998)

The Face on the Barroom Floor

The Face on the Barroom Floor

A mini opera in one act
Central City Opera
Henry Mollicone, pianist/conductor

“…Henry Mollicone ‘s The Face on the Barroom Floor, revived this year with something like a cult success… The drama is predictable but strangely powerful; the audience is gripped.”
THE NEW YORKER – Andrew Porter

Always It's Spring

Always It’s Spring

An American song recital
Erie Mills, soprano
Jeffry Peterson, piano

A Song for Our Planet

The world premiere performance of A SONG FOR OUR PLANET for choir, soprano, and orchestra is available on CD or downloads from this website

Audio samples are available through the links below:

Movement 2

Movement 3

Movement 4

Movement 8