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ELLEN MANDEL is a composer of art songs and theater music.  She has written songs to poems by E.E. Cummings, Seamus Heaney, W.B. Yeats, Glyn Maxwell and more, sung by Todd Almond, Daniel Neer, and Jessica Crandall, and music for over 70 plays from Shakespeare to Stoppard.

Mandel's songs to poems are "Ardent, spiky, and refreshingly organic."

NY TIMES

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COMING UP:

E4TT concert:  Mandel songs performed by Nanette McGuiness:  Jan 25, 2020, SF

Winter's Tale:  Feb 2020 A Noise Within Theater L.A.

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RECENT PERFORMANCES: 

Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble premiered Ellen's Sphinx Aria Aug 17 in NYC!!

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TRIAD Theater NYC:  songs by Mandel, sung by Jessica Crandall

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Fair John music and art space, Kingston NY: songs by Mandel sung by Jessica Crandall and Kerry Henderson

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS with music by Ellen Mandel--Actor's Co-op Theater in L.A. 

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Mother's Day Concert, Woodstock NY:  Jessica Crandall sang Ellen Mandel’s songs to poems by E.E. Cummings, Seamus Heaney, W.B. Yeats and more

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Femmelody Women's Day Concert at St John's in the Village--  Larissa Flint sang Mandel songs arranged for voice, flute, and piano  with Leanne Friedman, flute  

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APRIL 10: Nanette McGuiness sang four songs by Mandel at the Sand Francisco Conservatory of Music

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Danielle Buonaiuto sang Mandel's HAIKU NYC  at Old Stone House Nov 29 2018!!! 
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THE LITTLE FOXES at the Antaeus Theater in L.A.  featured music by Ellen Mandel--Ellen's third collaboration with Cameron Watson and Jeff Gardner

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I SO LIKED SPRING: Ellen Mandel's latest CD

JESSICA CRANDALL sings music by ELLEN MANDEL to poems by THOMAS HARDY, WB YEATS, CHARLOTTE MEW, SHAKESPEARE, and GLYN MAXWELL _______________________________________________________________________________________

A VERY BENNY CHRISTMAS THE CD

Ellen's song for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year's,

plus her version of O MISTRESS MINE, CLOUDS, and more

Sung by Swinging Sirens BRIDGET BEIRNE, JESSICA CRANDALL, AND SONNI JAMES

CD and Songs available for download on the products page!! 

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THERE WAS A WORLD:

swinging sirens Bridget Beirne, Jessica Crandall, and Sonni James sing Mandel's songs to Glyn Maxwell and Seamus Heaney texts!  

 

PAMELA BOB sings my song GODOT'S BLUES----  Listen on the music page, buy the download on the products page!!

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MANDEL received a Scenie Award for her music for TOP GIRLS at Antaeus!!!

award nominations:  

DEATH OF A SALESMAN,  DRAMA DESK nominee for Best Revival: Sound design by Ellen Mandel!!   NYIT Awards: Original Music/Sound Design for Phoenix Theater's Don Juan in Hell and Medea!!!!  NH Theatre Awards: Sound design/original music: Measure for Measure, The Voysey Inheritance and Charley's Aunt,  Musical Director: Patsy Cline 

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PICNIC IN L.A. at the ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY!!!  with lots of MUSIC BY ELLEN MANDEL!! monster hit with many rave reviews!!!

 

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THE ARTSONGPROJECT, a great website!!

Hear Soprano Helene Lindqvist and pianist Philipp Vogler perform my songs GRAY ROOM and TO AN ISLE IN THE WATER!!!!  

beautifully sung and played!!!  Go listen!!! See links. *****************************************************************************************************************************



Madgalena Ball, The Compulsive Reader blog, RAVE REVIEWS of THE CAT AND THE MOON---my new CD with DANIEL NEER, THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!!

see links for whole review! ********************************************************************************************************************************************

CHARLIE GIORDANO, of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Band, plays accordion on my LULU SUITE!!

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TODD ALMOND sings songs by ELLEN MANDEL to poems by e.e. cummings, Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and others----on THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!!

CDs available at CDBABY.com, or directly through this website! *******************************************************************************************************************************************


THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS: "WONDERFUL" Sarah Cahill of KALW

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A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY: All Things Considered, NPR: "A striking collaboration: the playful poetry of e.e. cummings set to music by New York composer Ellen Mandel and sung beautifully by Cincinnati tenor and actor Todd Almond.

I wish I could give it to every poetry lover I know." **********************************************************************************************************************************