“The work of the composer is perplexing because, while I actually manipulate musical materials to create the music itself, I am also simply the vessel through which the music speaks and tells me what it is to become.”

2017 release from Bridge Records

Gregory Mertl (b. 1969): 

Afterglow of a Kiss (2000)
Immanuel Davis, flute, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor

Empress (1998)
University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor

Piano Concerto (2008-2010)
Solungga Liu, piano, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor

2023 release from Frameworks Records

Gregory Mertl (b. 1969):

A Seeker’s Song (2006)
Kenneth Meyer, guitar

The title track is a solo guitar piece composed specifically for Ken Meyer. It’s the only non-vocal track on the album. 

Upcoming Performances

Pictures Without an Exhibition
Plainte
Heather Lanners, piano
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, noon
UNIRIO Noon Concert Series
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pictures Without an Exhibition
Plainte
Heather Lanners, piano
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 7:30 pm
UNESP
São Paulo, Brazil

Pictures Without an Exhibition
Plainte

Heather Lanners, piano
Friday, October 13, 2023.
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

Offertory
Nocturne to Quiet the Childish Heart
Tricia Park, violin
Gregory Mertl, piano
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Corisicana Artist Residency
Corsicana, Texas

Pictures Without an Exhibition  (excerpts)
Heather Lanners, piano
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Ball State New Music Festival
Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Passages
Anna Hendrickson, oboe and Kenneth Meyer, guitar
Friday, September 13, 2024, 7 pm
Merryall Center for the Arts
New Milford, CT

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