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YWV 2: “Glow” by Molly Joyce

Submitted by on December 31, 2012 – 1:03 amOne Comment

Each month we will publish a new piece composed specifically for the The Yard, gradually compiling a Yard-Werke-Verzeichnis (YWV), “Catalogue of Yard Works.”

November’s piece was “Glow” for electric chord organ by third-year composer Molly Joyce.


Click here to download a .pdf of Joyce’s piece, “Glow.”

Molly JoyceMolly Joyce is a twenty–year-old composer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her music has recently been praised as “dreaming” (BBC Music Magazine), written in an “emotionally appealing twenty-first century style” (Fanfare Magazine), and “vibrant, inventive music that communicates straight from the heart.” (Susan Scheid’s Prufrock’s Dilemma). Recent notable performances include a world premiere by the new music supergroup Contemporaneous, a performance by bassoonist Midori Samson at the Flea Theatre as part of the Music With A View Festival in Tribeca, New York City, and a performance on Stephen Burns’ Fulcrum Point Discoveries Series. Currently, Molly is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Composition at The Juilliard School. For more information, please visit

Want your piece to be published in The Yard and added to the Yard-Werke-Verzeichnis? Send it to Pieces must be able to fit on an 11×14 page of newsprint, with room to spare. Solo works for underrepresented instruments are favored.

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  • George Butler says:

    Well, dang it, I *had* an electric chord organ when I was a kid, c. 1967 or so. If I still had that historic keyboard–plus my baseball card collection with Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron, and my Pete Rose rookie card–shoot, I’d be living it up like Wayne Newton out in Vegas now (instead of shoveling snow here in Estonia…)

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