featuredcomposer: CyrillSchürchCyrill Schürch is an award-winning composer for chorus, orchestra, chamber and educational music as well as an active pianist. His music is performed widely in Switzerland and abroad, most recently by the Camerata Bern on tour in Germany and the Netherlands, in St. Petersburg by the Hermitage State Orchestra, in London by Ayre Flutes and in Houston by the Moores Concert Chorale. His music is published by EMR Switzerland, Carus-Verlag Germany, Helbling-Verlag and AVA-Editions. He received his PhD in composition from King’s College London, and a BM and MM in both composition and piano from the UH Moores School of Music. Currently, he is composing a piece as the winner of the Mario Merz Prize and is working on various commissions for choral pieces.
The German novelist and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) once said that architecture is “frozen music.” In architecture, a frieze refers to a horizontal band of decorative images found [...]
This cello concerto began with a friendship. Josh Roman is beloved by just about everyone who meets him, and I am no exception. Immediately apparent is his unusual combination of [...]
Muzak For Four Cellos is a set of five short individual movements written for cello quartet. They can be performed as a set or individually. The parts are written so [...]
These two books of "Thought Crimes," both contain 4 works for solo cello. They can be performed individually or as a set. Each one is like a character study on [...]
Moon Over Appalachia is a four-movement suite for solo cello inspired by the folk music of Appalachia, an enchanting musical tradition of lyrical melodies, foot-tapping rhythms, heart-wrenching lullabies, and above [...]
A work I wrote for my cellist friend Claassen Gretchen. Was first premiered at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2008.
Danzas Latinoamericanas (Latin American Dances) is a 10-minute suite in three movements. Its movements can be performed independently. It was originally commissioned by Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto. It is based [...]
Princesa de hadas (Fairy Tale Princess) was commissioned by Argentine poet Patricio Méndez. The title of this piece refers to a verse from a poem by Méndez, where he describes [...]
Written for the Radius Ensemble.
Written for Rhonda Rider for her Grand Canyon Residency. Recording available September 2013.