Art Eschenlauer's Compositions

Click the pictures for more info on each piece. If I have not had the chance to record a piece, the recordings may have instruments standing in for voices. I write my music using the free MuseScore program. https://musescore.org

The Woman Taken in Adultery, William Blake Accused
2015; click picture to
see the score
The story of Jesus and the woman accused of adultery, set for SATB choir accompanied by two cellos.

Synthesized SATB choir (no words):

First rehearsal:


An archer's-eye view of taking aim <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WA_target_shot_with_a_compound_bow_(Devizes_Bowmen).jpg> The Archer and the Arrow
1994, 2017; click picture to
see the score
A meditation on perfectionism and God's love, for voice and piano - I still need to transcribe the piano accompaniment as performed by Aaron Swestka.

2017 performance:


The Woman Touching the Hem of Jesus' Garment, mosaic (pictured above) in Ravenna, Italy (from the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, 6th C). The Hem Of His Garment
2017; click picture to
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The story of Jesus and the woman who had been bleeding for twelve years, set for baritone accompanied by organ.

Synthesized audio (no words):


Job, Otto Rahm Job Sat Upon The Ash Heap
1994, 2017; click picture to
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A reflection upon Job's dialog with God, set for SATB choir with piano accompaniment by Mike Kline.

2018 performance (SATB choir & piano):

1994 performance (baritone & piano):


The Return of the Prodigal Son, Bartolome Esteban Murillo Love Bade Me Welcome
1983, 2017; click picture to
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George Herbert's poem about God's love (from 1633), set for baritone accompanied by harp and cello.

As recorded on 6 May 2018:

Synthesized harp, cello, and (standing in for baritone) trombone:


The Small Crucifixion, Mattias Gruenewald No Me Mueve Mi Dios
1996, 2015, 2017; click picture to
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A 16th C anonymous Spanish sonnet, set by Domenico Mazzocchi (1640) and arranged for baritone accompanied by harp and cello.

Baritone with synthesized harp and cello:


The Crown of Thorns No Greater Love
2015; click picture to
see the score
A setting of John 15:13 for Baritone and Piano.

Rehearsal recording, Art accompanied by Aaron Swestka:


Madonna and Child, Albin Egger-Lienz Uninvited
2017; click picture to
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Thomas Merton's reflection on Christ's presence in the world today, set for tenor and baritone accompanied by cello.

Synthesized cello with Art overdubbing vocals:


stained glass image of the Lamb of God The Tenant
2018; click picture to
see the score
A paraphrase of George Herber't poem, "Redemption" (1633), set by Art with inspiration by Don Freund's setting of the poem.

Demo with synthesized piano part:


an old violin The Touch of the Master's Hand
2018; click picture to
see the score
A tune of unknown origin setting the poem "The Old Violin" by Myra Brooks Welch, arranged for violin, viola, tenor and baritone.

Demo by synthesized string quartet:


Others' Compositions

Christ the Good Shepherd, from the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna, Italy He is the Way
Words: W.H. Auden, 1944
Music: "New Dance" by Richard D. Wetzel, 1972
Richard D. Wetzel composed a tune named "New Dance" to set W. H. Auden's poem, "He is the Way". It first appeared as #413 in The Worship Book (1972, The Westminster Press). It subsequently appeared as hymn 464 of the The Hymnal 1982 of the Episcopal Church <https://tinyurl.com/Episcopal1982Hymn464>.

Sung by Art Eschenlauer accompanied by Aaron Swestka, Summer of 2017:

The image that I chose for this piece is Christ the Good Shepherd from the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna, Italy.


Bumble bee on tickseed sunflower, Blaine, MN I Got Me Flowers
Words: From "Easter" by George Herbert, 1633
Music: From "Five Mystical Songs" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1911
Sung by Art Eschenlauer accompanied by Aaron Swestka, Spring of 2018:

The image that I chose for this piece is a brown-spotted bumble bee on a tickseed sunflower in Blaine, Minnesota.


Other's Works and Performances

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others/
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