Celebrated Swedish poet/author Bodil Malmsten has passed away. In the early 80s she generously gave me some lyrics she'd written in English, one of which became the song "Dream of the Child In The Water" (see tracks of the month, above) on The Child's Gift album. Who knows - there may be more Dobrogosz/Malmsten collaborations in the works...
Now at YouTube - 50 songs from the Songbook:
Underway: Yes! - for youth choir
Biggest possible thanks to all the music dealerships, instrumentalists, singers, music teachers and choirs around the world who've found their way to this website to order Dobrogosz scores, sheet music or CDs - as our humble little Sand Castle Music Inc celebrates its 2000th order!
BARA - duets with Japanese soprano Chikako Hino, is now at iTunes and all streaming sites. Three songs set to poems by Tomihiro Hoshino, and Miserere Mei from Miserere. Recorded in Hiroshima. Beautifully sung. Score sample
Thanks to producer Per Feltzin for featuring the multi-tracked piano album World on a broadcast for National Swedish Radio.
The 1982 duo album Fairy Tales with the late Norwegian singer Radka Toneff has undergone a remastering and is now available worldwide in a new aural/visual package. It captures the warmth and presence of the original session, so don't miss.
The 8th addition to the Choir Songs series includes two major pieces - the 20 min. Buddhist chant Om Mani Padme Hum, and the 10 min. a cappella "mini-Requiem" In Memoria, along with other stylistically varied pieces with and without piano accompaniment. Listen to a performance of Om Mani Padme Hum.