MOUNT AUBURN: SPRING AND AUTUMN SUITES [released June 2017]
INSTRUMENTS/VOICES: soprano soloist, alto sololist, tenor soloist, and bass soloists; flue, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and double-viola string orchestra (violin, viola I, viola II, cello, double bass)
DESCRIPTION: “Mount Auburn Cemetery: Spring and Autumn Suites” is an album of twelve original compositions inspired by the beautiful Mount Auburn Cemetery of Cambridge, MA, USA. Mary composed these twelve works inspired by Mount Auburn’s breathtaking landscape and landmarks during her two year composer residency at the cemetery (April 2016-November 2017), and used her sound-to-color synesthesia to select the musical components that best “match” the natural color palette of each location at different times of year. For more information on this project, please visit the “Mount Auburn: Spring and Autumn Suites” page.