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Ellen Mandel: Music

Darkly Rain-Soaked Day

(Daniel Neer/ Ellen Mandel)
September 30, 2014
Haiku: Daniel Neer, Music: Ellen Mandel

When all the others were away at Mass

(Daniel Neer and Ellen Mandel)
May 13, 2013
lyrics: Seamus Heaney, music: Ellen Mandel
an extremely touching poem by Seamus Heaney, part of his Clearances cycle, written for his mother after she passed away

Polished linoleum shone there

(Daniel Neer and Ellen Mandel)
May 13, 2013
lyrics: Seamus Heaney, music: Ellen Mandel
a brilliant and touching poem from Seamus Heaney's cycle Clearances, written for his mother after her death

in Just-spring

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
May 28, 2003
words: E.E. Cummings/music: Ellen Mandel
one of E.E. Cummings' best known poems, set to music by Ellen Mandel

sweet spring

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
May 28, 2003
words: E.E. Cummings/music: Ellen Mandel
a jazzy song to spring and love

Hecate's Song from Shakespeare's Macbeth

(Olivia Charles, vocal, Ellen Mandel, pianist)
Music by Ellen Mandel, lyrics by Shakespeare
How did you dare to trade your breath

To an Isle in the Water

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
lyrics: WB Yeats, music: Ellen Mandel

Sleep

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
lyrics: Seamus Heaney, music: Ellen Mandel

Down by the Salley Gardens

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
lyrics: WB Yeats, music: Ellen Mandel

The Darkling Thrush

(Daniel Neer and Ellen Mandel)
May 13, 2013
Lyrics by Thomas Hardy, Music by Ellen Mandel

this is the garden

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
music by Ellen Mandel, lyrics by EE Cummings

Don't Ask Why

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
lyrics: Ellen Mandel and Michael Lydon, music: Ellen Mandel
Don't Ask Why
Every time I think of you
The way you used to smile, I cry
I don't know why

Asleep on the Edge of a Town

(Pamela Bob)
November 17, 2010
music by Ellen Mandel, lyrics by Harley Granville Barker Shakespeare
Originally composed for a staged reading of Prunella at the Mint Theatre in NYC

The Brave Man

(Pamela Bob)
November 17, 2010
Lyrics by Wallace Stevens, Music by Ellen Mandel
The sun, that brave man...

Shepherdess' Lament from Moliere's Imaginary Invalid

(Amy Fitts, vocal)
music by Ellen Mandel/lyrics by Moliere
Lyrics translated and adapted by Martin Sorrell and Ellen Mandel

Remember Me, Forget Me

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
lyrics: Glyn Maxwell, music: Ellen Mandel

stinging gold

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
lyrics: EE Cummings, music: Ellen Mandel

Katie's Lullabye

(Sonni James)
November 10, 2011
Music and Lyrics by Ellen Mandel
from The Toymaker's Apprentice, book: Kathy Menino, music and lyrics: Ellen Mandel
Remember your dreams

Songs in the Key of Giggles: The Happies

(Ellen Mandel and friends)
February 20, 2012
Ellen Mandel and friends

Song in the Key of Giggles: The Happies

(Ellen Mandel and friends)
February 20, 2012
Ellen Mandel and friends

The Best Little Girl in the World

(Erin Duer, Sonni James, Leigh Ann Murdaugh)
November 10, 2011
Music and Lyrics by Ellen Mandel

Working Together

(Sonni James and Leigh Ann Murdaugh)
November 10, 2011
Music and Lyrics by Ellen Mandel
from The Toymaker's Apprentice, book: Kathy Menino, music and lyrics: Ellen Mandel
Money can't buy how great you'll feel, working side by side!

when faces called flowers

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
May 28, 2003
words: E.E. Cummings/music: Ellen Mandel
a song of Spring

The Happies Dec 10, 2011

(Ellen Mandel and friends)
December 10, 2011
Ellen Mandel and workshoppers at Emperor's New Clothes

The Happies Dec 17, 2011

(Ellen Mandel and friends)
December 18, 2011
Ellen Mandel and friends
This is the song we wrote in the songwriting workshop after the 1 PM performance of The Toymaker's Apprentice, Dec 17, 2011!!
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