Students Debut Works at Fall 2022 Composer's Recital

Published by Brooke Lange 2 weeks ago on Mon, Nov 14, 2022 3:59 PM
Composers from left to right: John Kosch, (professor), Hannah Cmeyla, Calvin Rohde, Ethan Gillespie, Nathan Pennington, Ryan Edinger, Nathaniel Mars, Kendra Johnson
Composers from left to right: John Kosch, (professor), Hannah Cmeyla, Calvin Rohde, Ethan Gillespie, Nathan Pennington, Ryan Edinger, Nathaniel Mars, Kendra Johnson

Concordia University Nebraska held its Fall Composer's recital at Faith Lutheran Church on Tuesday, November 10th. 

 There was a wide range of pieces performed, including pieces for voice, flute and organ, and even an eight-part song for a choir. 

 “At its core, composition is exploration,” said John Kosch, professor of the composition course. “The chamber recital is essentially the students’ recognition that they can explore and create great art.”  

 While the composition of music is a formative process for the individual, it also provides an opportunity to connect and perform with other musicians. Nathan Pennington, a senior who composed in the recital stated that “For me, this recital is an opportunity for the composers on campus to showcase not only what we have worked on all semester, but a chance to ground ourselves in real music with real people. And for that I am very grateful.”  

 

Order of performances: 

“Partita on Praise the Almighty (Hymn, Fantasy, Trumpet Tune)” 

Composed by Nathaniel Mars, senior, Seward, Neb. 

Matthew Feusse, junior, Clearwater, Neb., trumpet  

Nathaniel Mars, organ 

 

“Prelude in G Major” 

Composed and performed by Calvin Rohde, junior, Reed City, Mich., piano 

 

“A Piece for the End of the Day” 

Composed by Nathan Pennington, senior, Lincoln, Neb., piano 

Rebekah Stadler, senior, Seward, Neb., flute  

Nathan Pennington, piano 

 

“Alla Porta Della Morte” (At the Gate of Death) 

Composed by Kendra Johnson, senior, Council Bluffs, Iowa 

Timothy Mars, sophomore, Kimball, Neb., piano 

Kendra Johnson, clarinet  

 

“Ich Liege und Schlafe” 

Composed by Ethan Gillespie, sophomore, Random Lake, Wis., bass 

Emilee Price, sophomore, Columbus, Neb., soprano  

Maria Burris, freshman, Ault, Colo. soprano 

Lydia Armbrecht, sophomore, Williamsburg, Iowa, alto 

Brianna Biano, sophomore, Loveland, Colo., alto 

Benjamin Brenckle, sophomore, Kewaksum, Wis., tenor 

Samuel Dunbar, sophomore, Lambertville, N.J., tenor 

Ethan Gillespie, bass 

Joshua Jurchen, freshman, Seward, Neb., bass 

Ryan Edinger, Sophomore, Wentzville, Mo., piano