Daniel Morel is a Hartford-based composer who energizes his music with spectral lyricism and microtonal expression. Garnering commissions and performances across the United States, his music reflects myriad literary and natural interests. His works are permeated with the Western sensibilities of his Colorado upbringing, drawing on influences ranging from prairie thunderstorms to classic American poetry.
Mr. Morel has received awards and honors from the Byrdcliffe Guild, the City of Hartford, the Hartt School, the Longfellow Chorus, and the Colorado State Music Teacher’s Association, among others. Recent premieres include the Cherry Creek
Chorale, Hartford Opera Theater, and Seasons Festival Orchestra. Upcoming commissions include works for the Soundscape Trio, La’Ventus Quartet, and Cuatro Puntos.
Mr. Morel serves as director for the much acclaimed Women Composers Festival of Hartford and Executive Director for the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. He holds degrees from Bucknell University (BA) and The Hartt School, University of Hartford (MM, AD), where he is currently an instructor with the Community Division’s Young Composer Program. Performance details and further information are available at www.danmorel.com.
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Daniel Morel – Prairie Polka
for flue, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion