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Joshua Bornfield

Baltimore, MD            

Joshua Bornfield is a composer, performer, and new music advocate living in Baltimore, Maryland. A specialist in vocal music, his chamber works have seen performances across the United States and Canada. His choral music gets frequent performances in both sacred and secular settings. Bornfield also writes a significant amount of music for orchestra, often for use in silent film livescore events for the orchestra he helps to run  (Baltimore’s Occasional Symphony). Also a professional vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he performs regularly with Washington, DC-based chamber ensemble Third Practice, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Handel Choir of Baltimore, and the Choir of St. David’s Church of Roland Park (where he is also composer-in-residence 2018-19). Bornfield is the founder and director of the War Memorial Arts Initiative, a program that gives performance, installation, rehearsal, and recording space to low-income artists and arts non-profit organizations of all media on behalf of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore.

His current projects include a suite of sacred choral music for his residency with St. David’s Church of Roland Park in Baltimore; a mobile-form song cycle for Mary Trotter, piano and Alex Rosen, bass-baritone; and a symphony for orchestra and soprano/pianist.

Farewell (Long Time Travelin’)

The fourth of five movements in a piece for Lorelei Ensemble, an 8-voice women’s vocal group based out of Boston, MA

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A song for soprano at the piano on the closing words from James Joyce’s “Ulysses”

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Aspice Pierrot pendu: IV. “Les Cigognes”

The fourth movement in a work composed for Baltimore-based Lunar Ensemble’s “Pierrot Lunaire” centenary concert. Danielle Buonaiuto, soprano; Gemma New, cond.

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