Galbraith: A Fun Piece to Play

“Nancy Galbraith’s Piano Sonata No. 2 is a fun piece to play.” On June 9, soloist Eric Fung premieres Galbraith’s new Piano Sonata No. 2 at Lebanon Valley College (Anneville, PA). The three-movement, 15-minute work was commissioned by the 2017 Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association State Conference, which will feature the first performance. Fung continues. “The […] Read more »

Galbraith: In Constant Motion

“Nancy Galbraith’s Missa Mysteriorum is a choral score in constant motion.” — Adam Waite On April 30, Adam Waite — Minister of Music, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church — leads the orchestral premiere of Galbraith’s Missa Mysteriorum in Denver, CO. Originally scored for SATB choir and wind ensemble, Missa Mysteriorum (Mass of the Mysteries) is a […] Read more »

Galbraith: Groovy and Acrobatic

“I consider it an enormous privilege to bring to life the groovy and acrobatic music of Nancy Galbraith.” On the eve of the February 8 world premiere of Galbraith’s Violin Concerto No. 1, soloist Alyssa Wang introduces us to the composer’s newest orchestral work. Daniel Nesta Curtis leads the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble (Pittsburgh, PA) […] Read more »

Galbraith: Inspired by Her Music

  “I’ve known Nancy Galbraith for over two decades, beginning as a high-school composition student; and I have  been continually inspired by her music.” So notes conductor Maria Sensi Sellner on the eve of Resonance Works’ (Pittsburgh, PA) September 23 performance of Galbraith’s Effervescent Air, and the world premiere of the new orchestral version of […] Read more »

Galbraith: Full of Rhythmic Energy

On June 20, organist David Goode premieres Nancy Galbraith’s new work Sing with all the Saints in Glory. Commissioned by the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Sing with all the Saints in Glory part of the AGO’s commissioning project to create new organ works based on familiar hymns. The hymn text “Sing with All the […] Read more »

Galbraith: An Obvious Choice

  April 2016 brings three world premieres for Nancy Galbraith. On the 10th, the HoodleBug Brass ensemble joins the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic for the first performance of Galbraith’s Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra. Commissioned by both organizations, the work is a tribute to the city of Pittsburgh and its historic standing in the American […] Read more »

Galbraith: Such a Thrill

This past summer, Nancy Galbraith’s chamber piece Midnight Stirring premiered at the National Flute Association Convention. This fall, the work receives another premiere — this time in its new chamber orchestra version performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh. Music director Edward Leonard leads the ensemble on October 1 at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. […] Read more »

Galbraith: A Stunning Addition

On August 15, the Columbia Flute Choir presents the world premiere of Nancy Galbraith’s new work Midnight Stirring. Commissioned by the ensemble, the one-movement, seven-minute work will be featured during the 2015 National Flute Association Convention (NFA) in Washington, DC. Sharyn Byer, the ensemble’s music director, comments, “Columbia Flute Choir is delighted to be premiering […] Read more »

Galbraith: A Great Fan

On March 28, Nancy Galbraith’s new setting of The Passion According to Saint Matthew receives its world premiere in Pittsburgh, PA, when the Maestri Singers join the Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Octave. Written in two parts, the composer’s new 60-minute oratorio features tenor and mezzo-soprano soloists, SATB chorus and small orchestra. Galbraith’s Passion […] Read more »

Galbraith: “March Madness” & More!

“March Madness” is here and Nancy Galbraith’s calendar is full! There’s so much happening this month including a world premiere. Strange Travels — Galbraith’s new chamber orchestra work — premiered on March 1st as Daniel Nesta Curtis conducted the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Music Ensemble. “The title,” Galbraith explains, “alludes to the sensation of motion imparted […] Read more »