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Welcome to Neely Bruce Music, home of the choral composition, the Bill of Rights.


What's new?  "The Sacred Harp as Experimental Music" - a paper presented at the first All-Ireland Sacred Harp Singing Convention at University College Cork on Thursday 3 March 2011.

Neely Bruce (b. 1944), Professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan University, is a composer, conductor, pianist and scholar of American music. His largest work is entitled CONVERGENCE. Commissioned by the American Composers Forum, as part of its Continental Harmony project, it premiered June 18, 2000 as part of the New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas. Bruce’s opera Hansel and Gretel, commissioned by Connecticut Opera, received its first performances as a chamber work for children in 1997.

A prolific and eclectic composer, Neely Bruce is also an accomplished pianist and conductor. [learn more...]