Neely Bruce Music, home of the choral composition, the
Bill of Rights.
Sacred Harp as Experimental Music" - a paper presented at the first
All-Ireland Sacred Harp Singing Convention at University College Cork on
Thursday 3 March 2011.
Neely Bruce (b. 1944), Professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan
University, is a composer, conductor, pianist and scholar of American music.
His largest work is entitled CONVERGENCE. Commissioned by the American
Composers Forum, as part of its Continental Harmony project, it premiered
June 18, 2000 as part of the New Haven International Festival of Arts and
Ideas. Bruce’s opera Hansel and Gretel, commissioned by Connecticut Opera,
received its first performances as a chamber work for children in 1997.
and eclectic composer, Neely Bruce is also an accomplished pianist and
conductor. [learn more...]