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Ellen Mandel: Music

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

Travesties Overture

(Ellen Mandel)
January 14, 2000
Music by Ellen Mandel

Slow but Steady

(Cast of Aesop's Fables)
December 17, 2014
Music and Lyrics by Ellen Mandel

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

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

Johnnie Crack and Flossie Snail lyrics by Dylan Thomas

(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

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 Meditation of the Old Fisherman

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

Inside My Heart

(Todd Almond and Ellen Mandel)
music by Ellen Mandel, lyrics by Daniel Pociernicki
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