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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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Danielle Buonaiuto sang Mandel's
HAIKU NYC
at Old Stone House Nov 29 2018!!!

 

 

 THE LITTLE FOXES

now at the Antaeus Theater in L.A.

through Dec 10, 2018

features music by Ellen Mandel

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ELLEN MANDEL WITH JESSICA CRANDALL AND MICHAEL LYDON

AT CORNELIA STREET CAFE   TUESDAY AUGUST 28 AT 8:30

a total SMASH!!!

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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!!! _______________________________________________________________________________________

SONGS ON A SUMMER NIGHT JUNE 26! 

JESSICA CRANDALL sang songs by ELLEN MANDEL

with special guest violinist MELANIE HASKINS!!

A GREAT SHOW!

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dell'Arte Opera Ensemble commissions new music from Ellen Mandel for their 2019 season!!!  Dell'Arte commissioned Mandel's art song "Le Chat" to a text by Charles Baudelaire in 2016 and in 2017 they commissioned a different Charles Baudelaire "Le Chat" which they premiered in their WILD THINGS recital!!!

BOTH of Ellen's "Le Chat" songs were performed at this recital!!!!  


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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!!  CD ONLY $10, songs $1!!!

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ARTURO UI, one of 2016's Top Ten Theatre Guide shows!!!  

Mandel composed and played the music live, created sound design, did live Foley effects, and even played a couple of roles!!

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DEATH OF A SALESMAN, produced by New Yiddish Rep, Sound design by Ellen Mandel!!  DRAMA DESK nominee for Best Revival,  produced again at the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto!! 

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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!  

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PAMELA BOB,  Broadway actress supreme,  

 sings my song GODOT'S BLUES----

 Listen on my music page!!  

Buy the download on the products page!!

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ELLEN's award nominations:  

 NYIT Awards: Original Music/Sound Design for Phoenix Theater's Don Juan in Hell and MEDEA!!!!

NH Theatre Awards:Sound design/original music for The Voysey Inheritance and Charley's Aunt. 

 Musical Director for 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!!!

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

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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!!

Listen on my music page! ********************************************************************************************************************************************


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." **********************************************************************************************************************************