I am very excited to announce that my newest album is now available for digital download! This is the first album that Nastassia, my beautiful wife, and I have collaborated! I have long desired to collaborate and produce an attractive, and enjoyable collection of this unique artistic blend of guitar and vocals. We chose the jazzy harmonious sounds of the 1930s for it’s remarkable individualized expression of song, as well as other great tunes with our own interpretations. It is our hope that we captured the life and fervency of this one-of-a-kind music, and that it continues to live on.
You can check it out Here
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Many thanks to Neal Fitzpatrick for taking the time to write this wonderful piece on my composition. Which he took part in performing!
“I had the great fortune of being part of a trio that premiered a new work for guitar, vibraphone and flute by the composer Nathaniel Moore. The work was one of three winning works commissioned by Dr. S. Beth May and the music department at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, TX. The work is titled “Unbidden Shadows of The Unintended”. Nathaniel wrote this as undergraduate student but the work showed a maturity in compositional technique and musical knowledge far beyond his undergrad status. The first section is modern in feel but at the same time is a classic introduction, drawing both the performer and audience into the experience with strong motifs. The middle section is followed by a very rhythmic, syncopated section and acts as great contrast to the introduction. There is a hint of the introduction before the work takes us to the lento final section, a section I can only describe as exquisite. The play between the three instruments is perfectly balanced and the attention to the interplay, voicing, volume, and timbre shows advanced skill in chamber music composition. I am one of those musicians who feel it is important for the composer to take into the consideration for what instruments they are composing.I reject the modern notion held by some composers that the instruments don’t count and that the music itself is supreme. I believe one must consider the medium when composing. This is a challenge that Nathaniel met head on with great success. There were no “lost” or “buried” notes. All the notes count rhythmically and aurally.
Since we are well under way into the 21sst century it is not surprising that SHADOWS (original chamber ensemble piece by Mr. Moore) does reflect modern times. The piece at times has the energy and language of rock music as well as the timbre and space of what one might call ambient music. It is firmly in the tradition of western music composition but is undeniably a work whose ink is still not quite dry.
…SHADOWS OF THE UNINTENDED is a first rate chamber music work and one I highly recommend for any guitarist looking for a fine chamber music experience.” – Neal Fitzpatrick, Classical Guitarist and Yale Graduate. “
My Piece titled “Unbidden Shadows of the Unintended” is a recipient of the Jack Stone New Music Award. It’s World premier performance was at the Palmetto Fine & Performing Arts Center in San Antonio, Tx.
I have recently discovered a great blog dedicated to classical guitar. It has many excellent resources and I highly recommend it! To check it out go to www.classicalguitar.org