Supporting consortiums helps Tim write music for under-funded musical demographics. You only pay a portion of a usual commission fee and then have your own local premiere. Everyone wins.
And There Are Ghosts - (TB + piano)
Sign up by July 25, 2019
This piece for developing tenors and basses will be imaginative in it's use of the limited range of a young changed voice. The piano will have it's own character while also supporting the voices with reference pitches and harmonic reinforcement. The text speaks of those who have gone on before us, buoyed by our happiness, giving them energy.
Even In My Time - (3 part mixed + piano)
Sign up by August 10, 2019
This piece for middle school singers will explore a text about the vast amounts of change we experience in our lifetimes. The beautiful poem by MN Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen can be used as an access point to history, nature, humanity and beauty. The SAT voicing means that the tenor line will be a smaller range for the changing male voice. The piano part will support the voices.
Art Song - (Bass/Baritone + piano)
Graphite Publishing is organizing an art song consortium. Four of our most prolific composers of art song will write a cycle for four different voice parts. As a consortium member, you and your students will give regional premieres of these songs. Martha Hill Duncan will write for soprano and piano, Jocelyn Hagen will write for mezzo-soprano, piano and string quartet, Paul John Rudoi will write for tenor and piano, and Timothy C. Takach will write for bass-baritone and piano. Help art song stay relevant and fresh by contributing to its creation.
Timothy C. Takach
Timothy C. Takach is an award-winning composer based in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to his full-time composing work, he is a professional choral singer and soloist, he is part of the band Nation, he owns Graphite Publishing along with co-founder Jocelyn Hagen, and he is a conductor and clinician.
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Ever wanted to help make something creative from the ground up, and watch the effect it has on others? Me too. It’s quite thrilling.
Part of the reason why I compose is to give musical (and emotional) experiences to others. Much of this is driven by what I want to say as a person and artist, but on a commissioned piece I work in collaboration to make a piece with and for somebody else. Composing can be a lonely career, but finding connection to other musicians through the commissioning process keeps me connected and inspired.
“The most stunning piece was Timothy C. Takach’s arrangement…full of rich, beautiful harmonies.”
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