Vocal Music

Website for composer/pianist Neal Kirkwood

Solo Voice

Anybody Lived In a Pretty How Town (ee cummings) for Voice and Piano
Aqui (Octavio Paz) for Voice, Clarinet and Guitar
2 Songs and an Interlude (Robert Herrick) for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin and Cello (also arranged for Soprano, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano)
In My Craft or Sullen Art (Dylan Thomas) for Mezzo Soprano, Clarinet, and Cello
(Also for voice and piano)

Vocal Trio

Beat Suite for 3 singers, piano, vibes, bass and drums
1. Difficulty Along the Way (Lew Welch)
2. The World is a Beautiful Place (Lawrence Ferlinghetti)
3. The Eyes, Too (Bob Kaufman)
4. No More Jazz in Alcatraz (Bob Kaufman)
5. Silver Fox Island (James Harmon)


Orpheus with his Lute, SATB Chorus a cappella
5 Choruses from Mexico City Blues, poems by Jack Kerouac, for jazz chorus and big band
Ruminations, to texts of Rumi, for Chorus and Alto Sax,Piano, Bass and Drums
3 Poems of Bob Kaufman, SATB Chorus a cappella
Field of Blackbirds (Paul Zimet) for 12 Treble Voices SSA a cappella