Tom Cipullo

Tom Cipullo is best known as a composer of vocal music. His song cycles set the poetry of American composers, from Emily Dickinson to Billy Collins.

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Tom Cipullo studied at Hofstra University and Boston University, under the direction of David Del Tredici, Elie Siegmeister, and Albert Tepper. He founded the organization Friends & Enemies of New Music.

Cipullo’s first opera, Glory Denied, premiered in 2006. The opera is about “America during the Vietnam War, based on the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war.”

–Christie Finn

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Recordings

The Three-Paneled Mirror

(Christopher Berg, Tom Cipullo and Richard Pearson Thomas)

2013

In My Memory

(Tom Cipullo, Lori Laitman, Libby Larsen and Richard Pearson Thomas)

2013

Open Thine Heart

(Tom Cipullo and Antonio Carlos Defeo)

2012

Long Island Songs

(Tom Cipullo)

2009

Landscape with Figures: Vocal Music of Tom Cipullo

(Tom Cipullo)

2008

Drifts & Shadows: American Song for the New Millennium

(Tom Cipullo, Daron Aric Hagen, Martin Hennessy, Richard Hundley and Lee Hoiby)

2007

Songs in Transit: An American Expedition

(Beth Anderson, Tom Cipullo, Lori Laitman and Lee Hoiby)

2006

Secrets

(Christopher Berg, Tom Cipullo and Richard Pearson Thomas)

2004

New American Song Cycles

(Tom Cipullo, Libby Larsen and Daron Aric Hagen)

2002

Songs

A Clear Midnight

Tom Cipullo

Walt Whitman

America 1968

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Billy Collins

Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Tom Cipullo

Billy Collins

Song Collection: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

As Summer Into Autumn Slips

Tom Cipullo

Emily Dickinson

Song Collection: Late Summer

By the Waters of Babylon

Simon Sargon

Christina Rossetti

Song Collection: Bitter for Sweet

By the Waters of Babylon

Tom Cipullo

Anonymous

Cancer

Tom Cipullo

Billy Collins

Song Collection: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Crickets

Tom Cipullo

William Heyen

Song Collection: Late Summer

Dawn

Tom Cipullo

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

Desire

Tom Cipullo

Billy Collins

Song Collection: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Embrace

Tom Cipullo

Billy Collins

Song Collection: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Flames

Tom Cipullo

Billy Collins

Song Collection: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Frederick Douglass

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: America 1968

Hey Nonny No

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: America 1968

How to Get Heat Without Fire

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Marilyn Kallet

How to Get Heat Without Fire

Tom Cipullo

Marilyn Kallet

Song Collection: How to Get Heat Without Fire

I Hear America Singing

Tom Cipullo

Walt Whitman

Ice Storm

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

Incident

Tom Cipullo

Countee Cullen

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

Insomnia

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Dana Gioia

Howard Moss

Walt Whitman

Insomnia

Tom Cipullo

Dana Gioia

Song Collection: Insomnia

Late Summer

Song Collection

Tom Cipullo

Emily Dickinson

William Heyen

Stanley Kunitz

Monet's Water Lilies

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: America 1968

On Being Brought From Africa to America

Tom Cipullo

Phillis Wheatley

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

Personal

Tom Cipullo

Langston Hughes

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

Putting Down the Cat

Tom Cipullo

Billy Collins

Song Collection: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

Saying Goodbye

Tom Cipullo

Marilyn Kallet

Song Collection: How to Get Heat Without Fire

The Late Singer

Tom Cipullo

William Carlos Williams

Song Collection: Singing

The Pocketbook

Tom Cipullo

Marilyn Kallet

Song Collection: How to Get Heat Without Fire

The Point

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: America 1968

The Point

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

The Sousaphonist

Tom Cipullo

Robin Behn

Song Collection: Singing

Those Winter Sundays

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: America 1968

Touch Me

Tom Cipullo

Stanley Kunitz

Song Collection: Late Summer

The Whipping

Tom Cipullo

Robert Hayden

Song Collection: America 1968

Why I Wear My Hair Long

Tom Cipullo

Marilyn Kallet

Song Collection: How to Get Heat Without Fire

Yet Do I Marvel

Tom Cipullo

Countee Cullen

Song Collection: Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

Books

Acquainted With the Night: Insomnia Poems

By Lisa Russ Spaar, ed.

Audio

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    America 1968

    Composer(s): Tom Cipullo

    Song(s): 1. Monet's Water Lilies
    2. Hey Nonny No
    3. The Point
    4. The Whipping
    5. Those Winter Sundays
    6. Frederick Douglass

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    Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House

    Composer(s): Tom Cipullo

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    Climbing: Poems by African-Americans

    Composer(s): Tom Cipullo

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    How to Get Heat Without Fire

    Composer(s): Tom Cipullo

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    "I Hear America Singing"

    Composer(s): Tom Cipullo

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    Late Summer

    Composer(s): Tom Cipullo

    Song(s): 1. Crickets
    2. As Summer Into Autumn Slips
    3. Touch Me

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    Tom Cipullo Sheet Music

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    Tom Cipullo Sheet Music

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