DAVID SISCO

Art Song (Individual)

Writing art song has allowed me to explore rich avenues I wouldn't have found without the beautiful texts that have inspired me. My songs have been heard at concerts produced by Friends & Enemies of New Music, New Music New York, Joy in Singing, Lyricfest, Songfest, Songfusion and at Carnegie Hall. I was the recipient of the 2010 NATS Composition Award for my song cycle "Missed Connections" (watch the award ceremony and world premiere here). I love working with living poets and am always open to collaborations. 

Arise, My Love

Written for soprano Ginger Green and Kenneth Dake to premiere at a Wednesday afternoon recital series at Marble Collegiate Church, New York City.

Ginger Green, Soprano; Kenneth Dake, Piano

i carry your heart

e.e. cumming’s iconic poem, set to music for mezzo and premiered at a friend’s wedding. No recording of this one, sorry! Want to change that?

I Will Meet You Yet Again

Written for soprano Marie Mascari and Inga Kapoulier to premiere at a World AIDS Day service I produced at Marble Collegiate Church.

Marie Mascari, Soprano; Inga Kapouler, Piano

Infrastructure

A setting of Barbara Worton's hilarious poem on the ocdasion of her birthday. 

Paul Sperry, Tenor; Laura Ward, Piano

Love

A short piece based on a charming anonymous poem, written for baritone Jonathan Michie. No recording of this one, sorry! Want to change that?

Love Me Not

Written for baritone Devon Patane and premiered as part of a small cycle of songs at Boston University.

David Sisco, Baritone/Piano

My Best Beloved

Based on Francis Quarles’ lavish text, this piece was written for tenor David Root and premiered at the Liederkranz Club in 2003.

David Root, Tenor; Jill Brunelle, Piano

Patterns

A slightly abridged setting of Amy Lowell’s stunning imagist poem for dramatic mezzo soprano. Elizabeth Mondragon has most frequently bought this piece to life with masterful portrayal.

Elizabeth Mondragon, Mezzo; Jill Brunelle, Piano

Prayer of St. Francis

Written in dedication to Dr. Arthur Caliandro for soprano Camillia Johnson. While I had the pleasure of rehearsing the piece with Ms. Johnson, she was unable to premiere the piece before her passing in 2015.

Quilt

Written for bass-baritone Neil Netherly and Scott Rednour to premiere at a World AIDS Day service I produced at Marble Collegiate Church.

Neil Netherly, Bass-Baritone; Scott Rednour, Piano

Set Me As a Seal

Written for soprano Christina Rohm in dedication to Elizabeth Mondragon and James Groff, Jr. on the occasion of their wedding. It was later sung at Carnegie Hall as part of an evening of my art song.

Christina Rohm, Soprano; Sheila Kibbe, Piano

The Lamb

Written for mezzo in dedication to a colleague’s child, on the occasion of their baptism.

Elizabeth Mondragon, Mezzo; Jill Brunelle, Piano