Joshua Saulle (b.1979) was born in New York City, and raised in Yonkers, NY. He began composing at age 11 after seeing the film Amadeus. He has written music for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, percussion, voice, chorus, orchestra, and film. His music has been performed at venues across the US, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. In 2009 he made his international debut with performances of Angel’s Touch (Intermezzo for piano) in Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. His choral motet Ubi Caritas took second place in the San Francisco Conservatory’s Sixth Biannual Choral Composition Competition, and his piece Air for Unaccompanied Viola was featured in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Viola Society.

Saulle studied composition with Gerald Shapiro at Brown University and with Dan Becker and David Conte at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Other teachers have included Johannes Somary, Michael Czajkowski and Chester Biscardi.

Not only a composer, Saulle has long been a proponent of contemporary music, as a founding member and president of the Original Music Group at Brown University and as a former Board member of the International Contemporary Ensemble.

He lives in San Francisco where he also teaches piano and sings with the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco. He has also guest conducted the Lakeside Avenue Baptist Church Choir and the International Orange Chorale.

Ubi CaritasVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 4:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Offertory procession, Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper  Language: Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Communion, Maundy/holy Thursday, Thanksgiving  Descriptive Terms: Charity, Community, Humanity, Love, Peace  First Performance: May 09, 2008: San Francisco Conservatory Chorus, David Conte, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 215/216)
i am a little churchVoicing: SSAATTBB  Solo(s): Soprano  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 6:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: E. E. Cummings  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Dedications, Earth Day, Solstice  Descriptive Terms: Church, God, Nature, Spirit, Spirituality, Transcendental  First Performance: Nov 20, 2010: International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, Jeremy Faust, St Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA, USA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 215/217)