songSLAM Songbook, Vol. 1


sixteen new art songs

Available for Presale! Ships Summer 2020
Also available for free pickup at NATS 56th National Conference, June 26-30, 2020

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Songs in this volume

ComposerSong TitleAuthor of TextYear Composed
Daniel Castellanos Nothing at all Henry-Scott Holland 2019
Abigail de Niverville Stars Marjorie Pickthall 2018
Natalie Draper O sea starved Hungry Sea William Shakespeare 2017
Whitney George In New York Johnny Call 2017
Wally Gunn One good life Maria Zajkowski 2017
Meg Huskin Tikka Masala Meg Huskin 2019
Felix Jarrar Walking past a window… Bea Goodwin 2017
Laurence Jobidon Al Claro de Luna Delmira Agustini 2018
Isaac Lovedahl Today there is a spring in me Isaac Lovdahl 2018
Liam Moore Crepuscule E. E. Cummings 2017
Haley Olsen at this time I could not breathe like the others Haley Olsen 2017
Nathan Scalise Big Sky co-written by Jordan Bowman, Madelein Bowman, and Nathan Scalise 2018-2019
Tilen Slakan Ko te ni (When you are not here) Jakob Barbo 2019
Evan L. Snider Invictus William Ernest Henley 2017
Dennis Tobenski Oh HELL No Maggie Smith 2017
Jason Weisinger I carry your heart E.E. Cummings 2016

Audio Samples

Whitney George: "In New York"

Meg Huskin: "Tikka Masala"

Jason Weisinger: "I Carry Your Heart"


About the Curator

Sparks & Wiry Cries promotes the advancement and preservation of art song by providing opportunities to its creators and performers. Their activities include:

  • presentation of the songSLAM festival in NYC
  • creation and co-production of songSLAM competitions for emerging composers and performers around the world
  • commission and premiere of new works
  • publication of the Art Song Magazine

Sparks & Wiry Cries began in 2009 as a podcast and online magazine with a vision to contextualize art song in the sharing of recordings, interviews, and articles by prominent artists and scholars. In 2012, the Casement Fund, Ltd. encouraged co-founders Martha Guth and Erika Switzer to expand their vision and curate an art song recital series based in New York City. In 2015, Sparks received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and grew to include the songSLAM competition and a commissioning program. Since 2018, the songSLAM FESTIVAL and Art Song Magazine are actively engaging in current conversations through insightful publishing, programming, and commissioning.



A Note on Binding

To adhere to recommendations by the Music Library Association, and to aid in library shelving, the NewMusicShelf Anthologies are perfect bound books. Since perfect binding frequently prevents books from lying flat (which is especially helpful for pianists), you may choose to have the anthologies rebound for use in performance. Most copy shops are able to - quickly and cheaply - shave off the spine of a perfect bound book and rebind it with a coil/spiral. Coil binding is usually preferable to comb binding in this instance because coils preserve the pages better, and turn more quietly, provided that the coil is wide enough to accommodate page turns.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 11 in


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