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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    About

    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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    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

    Videos

    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

    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

    Books

    Sheet Music

    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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