Awesome of the Week
by Melissa Wimbish
Tom Cipullo is this week’s awesome because he is a composer writing gorgeous music for all of us to sing. And he is also alive. Aren’t we lucky to be living during a time where so much great writing for the voice is emerging? Jake Heggie, Greg Spears, this guy … For a minute there, I was losing hope.
Cuz, not to be a bitch, but dude, have you seen some of the modern songs and operas that are floating around out there? More like, “Hey, did you write this piece by pressing the entirety of your ass-span on your keyboard while Finale was up and running?”
So everything I said just a second ago is totally not Tom’s music in any way. What a gifted writer for the voice we have here! Please perform his music because it’s lovely and so is he. (Sopranos, you will LOVE the song cycle Of a Certain Age. Buy that shit and sing it.)
Visit Tom’s website and sign up for his newsletter if my eloquence has convinced you: http://tomcipullo.com/