DAVID SISCO

for David’s Art Songs

Winner: 2010 NATS (National Assoc. of Teachers of Singing) Composition Award. View the ceremony here.

for MY BEST BELOVED

“Melody dominates text in this song in terms of the word rhythms, but the melody is so lovely and so well expresses the mood of the text that it does not matter. In fact, the little twists and turns in the melody itself give proper stress to the words, either by a change in direction or harmony.”

Judith Carman

NATS Journal

for DEAR GOD

“Although the texts are childlike, and the music does not overwhelm them, neither are the vocal lines and the piano parts in any way simplistic. Sisco both reflects the moods of the texts and penetrates to the core meaning, which can be simply a child’s surface feelings or something more profound, provoking wonder at their powers of observation and understanding.”

Judith Carman

NATS Journal