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  • Caritas Abundat (Great and Fiery Force) August 14, 2018 Trotta’s composition is an energetic reimagining of timeless text and tune from the 12th century poet, composer, and philosopher Hildegard of Bingen. The marriage of the chant Caritas Abundat with a text taken from Liber Divinorum Operum (The Book of Divine Works) creates an entirely new work that expresses themes ...
  • I Carry Your Heart With Me August 14, 2018 Trotta’s unique juxtaposition of texts from the past (Requiem text in the Liber Usualis) with the present (e.e. cummings poem i carry your heart) results in a compelling, lush composition accessible to mixed choirs of all sizes. With optional oboe and solo or small group, i carry your heart is ...
  • Three American Folk Songs August 14, 2018 This energetic slice of Americana, artfully arranged by Michael Trotta, includes three familiar tunes set atop a piano and violin part that captures the energy, optimism and beauty of the American spirit. It weaves the joyful energy of Cindy with the lyric beauty of The Water is Wide and finishes ...
  • Whatever is True August 8, 2018 Conceived as a work for emerging choirs looking for a positive message and opportunities to develop musical skills within appropriate ranges. Whatever is True has close harmonies, optional a cappella sections, rhythmic vigor and offers many options for the growing choral ensemble. This work is a favorite with choirs and ...

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Michael John Trotta composer

is one of the most “exciting and prominent new composers of choral music,” a sought-after conductor, and dynamic clinician. He brings an “intimate knowledge of the human voice,” a “rare sensitivity to the capabilities of a choral ensemble,” and years of experience as an inspiring educator to thousands of singers each year. His award-winning commissions are frequently performed at Carnegie Hall, at national conventions (ACDA, NAfME, AGO, TMEA), and his recordings are broadcast worldwide. Dr. Trotta lives in New York City with his wife Rachel where he works as a full time composer, conductor, and clinician with choirs throughout the country.

Trotta recently conducted world premieres of three new major works, Light Shines in the DarknessFor a Breath of Ecstasyand the Carnegie Hall Premiere of much the anticipated Seven Last Words – (SEPTEM VERBUM ULTIMA).  In addition to the release of three new recordings,  the coming seasons will feature a new song cycle for Baritone and Soprano commemorating the centennial of Sara Teasdale’s Pulitzer Prize winning Love Songs, a violin concerto for Andej Kurti, and his next major work for choir and orchestra, Magnificat.

Dr. Trotta frequently appears as a guest conductor at Carnegie Hall and has made appearances at the Texas Music Educators Association – TMEA Convention, American Choral Directors Association – ACDA National Convention and has had composer residencies and clinics at SCMEA Conference, Loyola University, Northwestern State University,  and in 2019 he will conduct the TN All State Choir.

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