In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Daniel Kallman.
Daniel Kallman, an American composer, is known for his steady stream of commissions that includes music for worship, theater, and the young musician. His musical training included studies at Luther College, and at the University of Minnesota where he studied composition under Dominick Argento and Paul Fetler. Kallman’s compositions for orchestra, winds, and choir are published and have been performed across North America, Europe and East Asia. He has established a reputation as a composer for the young musician and youth audiences. Pura Vida!, Kallman’s multi-movement work written for the Minnesota Orchestra and dancers, introduces Latino styles of music to the young listener. As a composer of music for worship, Kallman is best known for his liturgical setting “Light of Christ.” Kallman’s church choir anthems, hymn settings and other liturgical service music are sung throughout the country.
Suggested choral pieces:
- Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Boosey & Hawkes OCTB 6618)
- In Heaven Above (Kallman Creates Publishing)
- Down by the Riverside (Kallman Creates Publishing)
For more information about Kallman, visit his website: https://www.kallmancreates.com/