Created a new video for the Walt Whitman Presentation Details below.
Vocals – Marjorie Halloran & Michael Garrett Steele Percussion Performance and Arrangement – Craig Pallett Halloran vocals recorded/engineered by Craig Pallett in February 2020 Montpelier, VT Composed by Craig Pallett Text by Walt Whitman Copyright 2020 Affinity Systems (BMI) Based on the 2019 Songbook of the same title available on Amazon. Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered – Craig Pallett
New Video – Walt Whitman Songbook – ‘Whoever You Are !’ (feat. Dawn Clement). I hope to complete the full ‘A Song of the Rolling Earth’ work, which will contain this and 5 other videos from the Songbook, in the next few weeks.
New Video – Walt Whitman Songbook – ‘Three Hundred and Sixty-Five’ (feat. Stephanie Meyers). I hope to complete the full ‘A Song of the Rolling Earth’ work, which will contain this and 6 other videos from the Songbook, in the next few weeks.
August 6th 2020 Released new Walt Whitman Songbook.
Walt Whitman Songbook – A Song of the Rolling Earth by Craig Pallett
The Earth’s Words (feat. Tiffany Pfeiffer) Amelioration (feat. Philip W. Riegle) Never Fail (feat. Kei Slaughter) Three Hundred and Sixty–Five (feat. Stephanie Meyers) Whoever You Are! (feat. Dawn Clement) I Swear (feat. Mario Inchausti) Tones of Souls (feat. Jo-Hannah Reynolds) Laws for Creations (feat. Marjorie Halloran & Michael Garrett Steele) On the Beach at Night Alone (feat. Peter Spencer) France, The 18th Year of these States. (feat. Sarah LeMieux)
Composed by Craig Pallett Text by Walt Whitman Copyright 2020 Affinity Systems (BMI) Based on the 2019 Songbook of the same title available on Amazon.
Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered – Craig Pallett
Vocals – Tiffany Pfeiffer, Philip W. Riegle, Kei Slaughter, Stephanie Meyers, Dawn Clement, Mario Inchausti, Jo-Hannah Reynolds, Marjorie Halloran, Michael Garrett Steele, Peter Spencer and Sarah LeMieux
All Programming, Orchestrations, Arrangements, Digital Manipulation – Craig Pallett Percussion Arrangements and performances by David Crigger, Jessica Collado and Craig Pallett Additional performance by Steve Bartek and Leon Gaer on ‘I Swear’
June 24th 2020 40 minute video created for the May 15th 2020 – Mary Rowell ‘Meditations for Violin’ release party. Full high resolution version, used by TURNmusic for the online event. First 10 minutes is a placeholder which allows viewers time to logon and access.
Tracks Circle of Light – 17:38 Lisbon – 5:23 Blueberries – 10:26 Vermont Tornado – 12:46
Credits Violin – Mary Rowell Composer, Electronics, Programming, Keyboards – Craig Pallett Produced by – Craig Pallett and Mary Rowell Engineered and Mastered – Craig Pallett Recorded October 2019 – Affinity Studios Vermont Cover Design – Chris Demers
Circle of Light uses additional Midi data originally created by Steve Kaplan in 1987, re-programmed by Craig Pallett
Two Vermonters struggle to express the clear reality of the world we now appear to be living in. Sounds like a plot that can only thicken but I am not going to try. One of the worlds great violinist, stopped by the studio in October 2019 one day, and she recorded these four compositions I created for her. Just her violin and my Mac. Enjoy.
Mary Rowell & Craig Pallett – Vermont Tornado (Official Video) Vermont Tornado From the album Meditations for Violin
Vermont Tornado Video Credits Video composite and editing – Craig Pallett
Live Video Credits Premiere Performance September 10, 2016 North Country Electronic Music Festival ArtsRiot Burlington Vermont Thanks to TURNmusic, Anne Decker, David Morneau, and Dennis Bathory-Kitsz Video by Dennis Bathory-Kitsz
April 22, 2017 Performed as part of Composers Concordance & Goddard Riverside Community Arts ‘Generations VII’ concert Goddard Riverside – Bernie Wohl Center, New York, New York Featuring Mary Rowell – violin, Justin Kantor – cello, Kaoru Watanabe – flutes, CompCord Guitar Quartet: Thanks to Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper and Composers Concordance
A Walt Whitman Songbook contains 10 new musical works by Vermont based composer Craig Pallett. This songbook was created for Voice and Piano. It primarily explores Whitman’s work called A Song of the Rolling Earth, from the 1891-92 edition of Leaves of Grass. The composer has not altered the natural flow of the text. Due to the length of A Song of the Rolling Earth he has broken the text into 7 different songs. The composer has named these, The Earths’s Words, Amelioration, Never Fail, Three Hundred and Sixty-Five, Whoever You Are!, I Swear and Tones of Souls primarily to help the public and musicians reference each song. Though it can be presented as a full suite, performance time is 35 minutes, each song can stand on it’s own as an individual work.
Besides A Song of the Rolling Earth, the songbook includes 3 other Whitman works from Leaves of Grass, Laws for Creations, On the Beach at Night Alone and France, The 18th Year of these States.
From the Composers Notes.
“I chose not to alter Whitman’s text in any way. This includes not repeating material or changing the structure of the actual text, both of which might make the works more “song–like”. I wanted to have a sense of churning piano rhythms and patterns with a folk–like melody. Whitman’s works that I chose are very rhythmically segmented verses many of them flow from one rhythmic structure to another. Sometimes only 2 verses flow in the same fashion, and then proceed into different ideas and forms. At times, there is a singular verse that has no rhythmic relationship to any other verse in his text.”
Tracks: 1. Zen Walk (7:10) 2. Beyond Words (6:16) 3. Heart Essence (5:57) 4. Echo (4:47) 5. The Point on the Wall (5:11)
All compositions by Andy West and Craig Pallett Published by Affinity Systems (BMI) and KWBL, LLC(BMI)
Written, arranged, engineered, and produced by Andy West and Craig Pallett Mixed by Craig Pallett at Affinity Studios Vermont Cover photo by Tom Ranier
Andy West – Bass, Guitar, and Synth/Percussion/Midi Programming Craig Pallett – Keyboards, Drums, Drum Programming, Electronics, Engineer, and Midi Programming.
Steve Kaplan – 1987 – Keyboards. David Crigger – 1987 – Engineer
This music is dedicated to Steve Kaplan (1958-2003), who played many of the original keyboard parts which were recorded as midi files for ‘Heart Essence’, ‘Zen Walk’, ‘Beyond Words’, and ‘The Point on the Wall’. Hearing those recorded performances brought back the memory and joy of working with Steve so long ago, and we were inspired to use the original Midi data recordings to create new orchestrations and arrangements for those songs.
Featuring: Craig Pallett – Trumpets, Flugelhorns, EVI Controllers, Electronics, Keyboards, Synths. Steve Bartek – Guitars Leon Gaer – Bass, Bass Dobro, Piccolo Bass Andy West – Bass David Crigger – Drums, Percussion Steve Kaplan – Acoustic Piano, Synths. Shelby Daniel – Vocals Susan Ottzen – Harp (EU2)
All compositions by Craig Pallett Produced and Mixed by Craig Pallett Original tracks produced by David Crigger and Craig Pallett
Engineered by – David Crigger, Craig Pallett, Steve Kaplan, Steve Bartek, and Leon Gaer. Recorded at – Kaplan Studios Malibu and Thousand Oaks CA, Bartek Garage Santa Monica, CA, Crigger Recording in North Hollywood, CA, and Affinity Studios in Santa Barbara, CA, and South Royalton, VT
Ensembles Eclectic collection of 12 new works from alternative composer Craig Pallett. Featuring 27 musicians from New York City, Los Angeles, Vermont and Sydney Australia. A soulful celebration of the wheel of life. Now available directly from composer CD $10.00 Shipping $5.00
Credits All music composed by Craig Pallett Wide Awake composed by Craig Pallett and David Crigger All music published by Affinity Systems, Inc. (BMI) Executive Producer – Craig Pallett Producers – Don DiNicola, David Crigger, Steve Addabbo, Andy West. Mastered by Don DiNicola Steve Bartek – Guitars David Crigger – Drums, Percussion, Electronics Andy West – Bass Jennifer Choi – Violin Jay Anderson – Acoustic Bass Fung Chern Hwei – Violin Leon Gaer – Bass Mary Rowell – Violin Stephen Gosling – Acoustic Piano David Cossin – Marimba, Drums, Shakers Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin – Viola Wendy Law – Cello Ken Thomson – Soprano Sax Alan Kaplan – Trombone Yves Dharamraj – Cello Peter Hess – Alto Sax Katie Kresek – Viola Steve Kaplan – Acoustic Piano Alex Hamlin – Baritone Sax Ronnie Gutierrez – Hand Drums, Percussion Ed RosenBerg III – Tenor Sax Craig Pallett – Trumpet, Keyboards, Electronics