While the other songs have been chosen for their objective beauty and ability to touch anyones heart regardless of musical ability, I selfishly chose this one because it titilates my ears as a musician. I find this piece to be a testament to the power of the human voice, and the depth of color that can be created when many people sing together. The harmonies in this piece are unbelievably gorgeous, albeit, a little bit complex, but not in such a way that others who are not musicians couldn’t enjoy it. The whole point of this is that no matter how many times I listen to this work, it still gives me chills, and I hope that it has the same effect on you.
Peter Warlock: The Full Heart
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Jack Gulielmetti is a composer and guitar player. His works have been performed by groups such as the New York Philharmonic, JACK Quartet, Matt Boehler, The Da Capo Chamber Players, Synchronicity and Shouthouse. As a guitar player growing up in New York City, Jack has had the fortune to work with many groups of different genres around the city, playing everything from jazz and classical to electronic, hip-hop, funk, and everything in between. He has studied guitar with people such as Julian Lage, Nels Cline, Mike Moreno and Greg Howe. At the age of sixteen, he developed a love for composition, and enrolled in the composition program of Juilliard’s precollege program. He has studied with composers such as Manuel Sosa, David Conte, John Corigliano, and Joan Tower. Jack is currently working on several interdisciplinary projects to be present in the spring that incorporate live music, dance and projection art, and is collaborating at the moment on this with poet Srikanth Reddy. In addition to actively writing music, he still actively plays music around New York City and the world, mostly with the jazz/dance music group Onyx Collective. He is in his fourth year in an accelerated five year program at the Juilliard School studying composition with Robert Beaser and classical guitar with Mark Delpriora.