Original compositions: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEhiP84EAfr3KF7AY_j58Ck06Yv9fjQk8
Sneak peak of new vocal+electronics album: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEhiP84EAfr0X1XjmAirWCA0C0-XkezFu
Covers and arrangements: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEhiP84EAfr3C4v4MDd1Gokf6oFfBgacw
Marie Herrington is a new music composer based in Baltimore, MD. As a composer coming from a performance background, she composes a lot of works for her own voice, including experimentalist electronic pieces such as "The Presence of Dark Thoughts" (recording: https://youtu.be/Qcr9bVzqYjM). Most recently, Marie was seen as a composer at SongFest in San Francisco, CA, where she composed new music which was workshopped with soprano Lucy Fitzgibbon.
Marie currently performs as a vocalist and composes vocal music for Alluvium Ensemble, which is a New-Orleans
based new music ensemble she also performs for. When in college, she held
performances of her compositions. One of those performances was of her
piece “Comfortable,” which is for four voices and live electronics; this piece
was performed at the end of the 2018 spring semester as part of the
computer music program’s final spring concert at Peabody Conservatory.
The singers were none other than Charlotte Bagwell, soprano; David
Sexton, tenor; Lorenzo Zapata, baritone; and Marie herself, alto. In the near future, Alluvium Ensemble will be releasing an all vocal
album entirely written and performed by Marie with electronic edits also
done by Marie. In January of 2023, Marie will be performing Ben Zervigon’s
composition titled Breach, in New Orleans, LA, along with an
improvisation concert using vocals and live electronics written and
performed by Marie. Marie will also be premiering one of her pieces for voice and piano titled Under Water Blue, which was composed as part of the 2022 SongFest program in San Francisco, CA. Marie has plenty of pieces that haven’t been
showcased for the world yet; like most composers, she is eagerly waiting for
musicians to want to perform them.
PREMIERES, PROGRAMS, COMMISSIONS
2015: Choral Premiere: How Bright Appears the Morning Star arranged for SAB and piano; Asbury UMC, Durham, North Carolina.
2017 Ensemble Premiere: “Comfortable,” for four voices and electronics, for Peabody Institute’s Computer Music Concert
2017 Organ Premieres: Communion in C, Communion in D, Were You There, Go Down Moses, Nearer My God to Thee, Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Our God In Heaven, Simplicity, Christ is Arisen, Give Thanks; premiered at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD
2018 Organ Premieres: Postlude in F minor, “Heartbeat” Postlude, Praise and Thanksgiving arr, His Eye is On The Sparrow arr, Great Is Thy Faithfulness arr, I’ll Fly Away arr, Amazing Grace arr, Postlude in C major, Prelude in F minor no 1 and 2; Our Saviour Lutheran Church, and Epiphany Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD
2019 Ensemble Premiere: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear for voice and string quartet, and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen arr, for SATB, organ, and trumpet; Epiphany Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD
2020 Piano Premieres: Go Down Moses with theme on Brahms, God the Sculptor of the Mountains; Govans Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD
2021 Organ Premieres: Joy To The World,
We Have Heard the Joyful Sound, Epiphany Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD
2021 Ensemble Premiere: Arr Joy to the World: Joy to the Horns, the Trumpet Sounds for organ, horn, Bb trumpet, and piccolo trumpet; at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD
2021 recorded album: Hipster Genocide, part of Alluvium Ensemble
2022 program: Sorel Composer, SongFest
2022-2023 Sound Installation: Vocal parts on Water with Alluvium Ensemble; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2022 Organ Premiere: Christ is Arisen arr, Govans Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD
2022 Choral Premiere: Easter Wings, for SAB and piano; Epiphany Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD
2023 Competition and Premiere: Contestant on Sparks and Wiry Cries SongSlam competition, and premiere of To The River for voice and piano; most money raised out of any other team.
2023 Choral Premiere: Were You There arr for SATB and piano; Govans Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD
2023 Organ Premiere: St. Sofia’s Cathedral, for organ, Govans Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD
2023 Ensemble Premiere and Commission: Peace for SATB, mezzo soloist, organ, and harp; Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, VA