Rebecca Oswald, Composer and Solo Pianist

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The latest news:

Vía Láctea

I am composing the music to a new opera. Vía Láctea: An Opera in Two Acts, with a libretto in English by Ellen Waterston, will premiere in June 2016 in Bend, Oregon. You can find more details about Vía Láctea here, including info about how you can support this bold project. Tickets are already on sale.

Final auditions for Vía Láctea will be held in September 2015. Contact Jason Stein at OperaBend for audition information.

In support of my work on Vía Láctea, I was awarded a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission.

The American Prize

In 2014, three of my choral works (Pied Beauty and Reciprocity, both SATB a cappella, and Wise Words of Love for SSAA/piano), and two of my chamber works (Field Report: News from Rural Oregon for clarinet and piano, and Aesop's Fables for woodwind quintet and narrator) were selected as finalists for The American Prize in Composition in 2014 (professional division). In 2014 I had also progressed to the semi-finals in the orchestral category.

Currently I'm a semi-finalist in 2015 for The American Prize in choral music and in chamber music. More details to come when the next round of adjudication is completed.

Runestone TV series

I composed the title theme for Runestone, an epic fictional miniseries coming in 2015, produced by Road's End Films. Here's the premise: In the late 9th century a group of Vikings flee Iceland into unknown waters. After a powerful storm at sea they make landfall in the New World.

I was fortunate to be on location at the Oregon coast with the terrific cast and crew during the filming of the trailer last May. I encourage all my friends and fans to Like the Runestone page on FaceBook for progress updates.

Aesop's Fables, Rebecca Oswald, woodwind quintet with narrator

My MP3 album Aesop's Fables (woodwind quintet with narration) is available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, and here on my online store. This recording features the Arrieu Wind Quintet, with JoJo Jensen, narrator, all from Eugene, Oregon. The MP3 album includes:
     • "The Ant and the Grasshopper"
     • "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse"
     • "The Hare and the Tortoise"
     • "The Wind and the Sun"
     • "The Lion and the Mouse"
Priced at just $4.95 for the set of five tracks, this 12-minute mini-album is a must-have for every audio library, and will delight listeners of all ages!

My composition "Aesop's Fables" was also released this past fall on a CD by Quintetto Andersen, a premiere woodwind quintet from Italy! Their version, with the translated title of "Fiabe di Esopo (Aesop's Fables)", has Italian narration, and is available in Italy.

Whereas, Rebecca Oswald, solo piano October Wind, Rebecca Oswald, solo piano

My solo piano CDs Whereas and October Wind are available from my online store, or from CD Baby; and in Eugene, Oregon at Tsunami Books. MP3s are available from my online store, and also from iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, and CD Baby.

PDF sheet music for selected songs from my solo piano CD October Wind and for "Claro de Luna (the 'Moonlight Sonata' Tango)", as well as coil bound songbooks of all the songs from my Whereas CD, are available exclusively from my online store.

My single MP3s are available from my online store. Tracks include "Sleep, Child" (string orchestra); "Finding the Murray River" (orchestra); "Pray, Tell Me How" (sacred acoustic pop song); "Barbara" (flute quartet); "Tin Roof" (prepared classical guitar quartet); and "Claro de Luna (the 'Moonlight Sonata' Tango)" (solo piano).

My recordings are available for licensing.

I am open to new music commission opportunities, and can write new music in nearly any genre. Please send an email if you'd like to discuss your project.

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