New Music Friday: Precipice

This week we have an exciting new title from composer Eric B. Davis. Precipice is a high energy musical journey that evokes images of scaling ever-shifting terrain to reach the peak of a large cliff, and gaze into the vastness below. Rapid melodies and musical episodes take you on extended twists and turns, leading you to an unexpected and dramatic resolution.

Recently, the composer talked to us about this and other his other new titles with Tempo Press.

Each section is given interesting and challenging lines at various points of the piece.  All parts shift, with more difficult, higher positions in the 1st violins and cellos. 

Eric B. Davis is a freelance musician, composer, and teacher in New York whose Broadway show credits include Next to Normal, Anything Goes (2011), Ghost, Matilda, Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway, Groundhog Day, The Prom and Jagged Little Pill. He has also done workshops of a long list of Broadway shows in development and appears on numerous recordings, cast albums, and jingles.  Eric is the touring guitarist for Tony and Emmy winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth and has performed with numerous other Broadway stars.  

Eric previously taught strings, guitar, and general music in the public schools, both in New York City and Long Island, and currently works as an adjunct lecturer at Queens College in New York.  As a composer, Eric has had several pieces published for both string orchestra and choir. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School.

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