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The music of award-winning composer Greg Bartholomew is frequently performed across North America and in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. NPR classical music reviewer Tom Manoff called Bartholomew “a fine composer not afraid of accessibility.”

Winner of the 2013 Cheryl A. Spector Prize (for Summer Suite), the 2012 Spector Prize (for the First Suite from Razumov), the Silver Platter Repertoire Award (for The Tree), and First Place in the 2006 Orpheus Music Composition Competition (for Beneath the Apple Tree), Bartholomew was also awarded the Masterworks Prize from ERM Media in 2005 and 2006. A two-time Finalist for the American Prize in Choral Composition (2012 and 2013), Bartholomew was the 2012/2013 Composer in Residence for the Cascadian Chorale.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1957, Bartholomew studied trombone at John Muir Elementary School and piano at Cornish College of the Arts before earning degrees from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the University of Washington. He later sang with Seattle Pro Musica for more than fifteen years, and studied violin with Teo Benson and trumpet with Judson Scott.

Commercial recordings of his works are available by the Czech Philharmonic, the Kiev Philharmonic, the Esoterics, Connecticut Choral Artists, the Ars Brunensis Chorus, the Langroise Trio, trumpeter James Ackley, and cellists Suzanne Mueller and Ovidiu Marinescu. Sheet music is available from ART OF SOUND MUSIC, ARS NOVA PRESS, IMAGINE MUSIC, ORPHEUS MUSIC and BURKE & BAGLEY.


And the WindVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 4:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Fletcher LaVallee Bartholomew  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Beauty, Meditation, Sea, Ship, Wind  First Performance: May 11, 2008: Coriolis, Gregg Skalinder, Byron Colby Barn, Grayslake, Illinois Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 32/33)
A Country Boy in WinterVoicing: TTBB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:20  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Sarah Orne Jewett  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Advent, Chanukah, Christmas  Descriptive Terms: America, American, Play, Snow  First Performance: Mar 05, 2004: University of Central Oklahoma Men’s Chorus, Sandra D. Thompson, First Christian Church, Edmond, Oklahoma Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 32/34)
Moon ManVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Tom Clarke  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Christmas  Descriptive Terms: Carol, Comedy, Comic, Funny, Humor  First Performance: Dec 08, 2012: The Cascadian Chorale, Gary D. Cannon, St. Thomas Church, Medina, Washington Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 32/37)
An Open WorldVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:37  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Fletcher LaVallee Bartholomew  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Diversity, Humanity, Love, Meditation, Possibilities  First Performance: May 11, 2008: Coriolis, Gregg Skalinder, Byron Colby Barn, Grayslake, Illinois Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 32/38)
The TreeVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:07  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Jones Very  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Trees, Nature, Love, Seasons, Transcendentalism  First Performance: April 02, 2004 : American University Chamber Singers, Daniel Abraham, Greengerg Theater, Washington, DC Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 32/1519~2021-Q2)
LeoVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 5:45  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Marcus Manilius  Language: Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Solstice  Descriptive Terms: Astronomy, Horoscope, Lion, Sky, Stars, Zodiac  First Performance: Dec 07, 2002: The Esoterics, Eric Banks, Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma, Washington Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 32/36)
To a Locomotive in WinterVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 6:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Walt Whitman  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Winter  Descriptive Terms: America, Energy, Locomotive, Railways, Snow, Storms, Strength, Train, Transportation  First Performance: Jul 06, 2002: Oregon Repertory Singers, Gil Seeley, Beall Hall, Eugene, Oregon Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 32/39)
Song of the MountainsVoicing: SSAATB  Accompaniment: Piano  Performance Length: 6:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: John Muir  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Earth Day  Descriptive Terms: Nature, Mountains, Ecology, Environment, Trees  First Performance: May 06, 2004 : Combined Choirs of St. Joseph School, Rick Boyle, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 32/1568~2021-Q3)
From the Odes of SolomonVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Soprano or Descant  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 15:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Ancient Text  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Ancient, Ecumenical, Meditation, Sacred, Universal  First Performance: Jun 02, 2002: Ars Brunensis Chorus, Roman Valek, Husov Sbor, Brno, Czech Republic Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 32/35)
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