Everyone Sang: Artist Notes

We’re so thrilled to release David Conte’s 2-disc vocal album Everyone Sang, on the Arsis label, a project which has been several years in the making. The performers on this album are all very accomplished, so we wanted to make this post to give them all a shout-out and share their bios. [In order of… Read More Everyone Sang: Artist Notes

Getting Ready for NATS

The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) is one of the newer conferences we’ve added to our summer rounds, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! This year we’re particularly looking forward to hosting a showcase of Juliana Hall’s music, performed by soprano Amy Petrongelli and pianist Blair Salter, at the conference in… Read More Getting Ready for NATS

Getting into the Christmas Spirit with The Snow Lay on the Ground

Everyone has their favorite Christmas album. Whether it’s Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey, The Nutcracker Suite, or Messiah, decorating a tree, sitting by a fire, baking cookies and other traditions just don’t feel the same without the right music in the background. This year we have enjoyed listening to the 2016 Arsis release, The Snow Lay… Read More Getting into the Christmas Spirit with The Snow Lay on the Ground

The Quiet Center – Upcoming Performances by Composer Thomas Keesecker

  Thomas Keesecker will be presenting his piano collection, The Quiet Center, as an Advent reflection of music, song, and poetry at several churches this Advent Season.   Sunday, November 26, 6 pm, Abiding Presence Lutheran, Ewing Township, NJ Monday, November 27, 8 pm, St Paul’s Lutheran, Glenside, PA Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 pm, Sacred… Read More The Quiet Center – Upcoming Performances by Composer Thomas Keesecker

Featured Recording: Love’s Signature: Songs for Contertenor and Piano by Juliana Hall

    From Gramophone:“[Juliana Hall’s] sensitivity to words is on impressive display on Love’s Signature… these songs show Hall to be a composer who savours lyrical lines and harmonies peppered with gentle spices…” Juliana Hall’s latest recording hosts 24 songs in 3 parts, performed by countertenor Darryl Taylor, soprano Susan Narucki, pianist Donald Berman, with… Read More Featured Recording: Love’s Signature: Songs for Contertenor and Piano by Juliana Hall

The Quiet Center: Keesecker’s introspective piano music “resonates” 

The Quiet Center, Tom Keesecker’s new collection of piano music for Advent and Christmas, is refreshing in its introspection and is already resonating with players and listeners alike. From the composer: “I began composing The Quiet Center in November 2016. I finished the collection on January 20, 2017 and recorded it in February. It was my… Read More The Quiet Center: Keesecker’s introspective piano music “resonates”