The Sandburg Songs for Soprano and Piano (words by Carl Sandburg)
The present edition is a compendium of three previously published song cycles: Chicago Songs, Fogs and Fires and Handfuls (ECS Publishing). Some songs from the original cycles have been deleted and others have been re-edited and corrected as of March 2016.
Spirits of the Dead for Soprano, Cello and Piano (words by Edgar Alan Poe)
Audio Sample: To the River
Gregory Hutter holds degrees from Western Michigan University, the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University. He has served on the DePaul School of Music faculty from 2002-19, and he is currently on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His compositions have been performed by the Moravian Philharmonic, the Kiev Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, Camerata Chicago, Musica Moderna (Poland), the Cassatt String Quartet, the Maia String Quartet, the Julstrom String Quartet, Trio Callisto, the Carpe Diem Quartet, Duo Diorama, the Society for New Music (Syracuse), the Philovox Ensemble (Boston), Kantorei (Denver), pianists Winston Choi and Matthew McCright, DUO: Stephanie & Saar, Pinotage, Musica Nova (Israel), and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), among others. Hutter has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions, in addition to receiving grants and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, the American Music Center and the Meet the Composer Foundation. His debut full-length solo CD was released as part of the Naxos ‘American Classics’ series in 2008. His second full-length solo CD consisting of secular choral music will be released on Naxos in 2019. Individual compositions have also been recorded on various labels including Capstone Records, Navona Records and Innova Recordings. His music is available in print from Subito Music Distribution and E.C. Schirmer. Hutter’s many distinguished teachers have included Ramon Zupko, C. Curtis-Smith, Michael Daugherty, William Bolcom, Evan Chambers, M. William Karlins, Alan Stout and Marta Ptaszynska.