Music by Paul Mack Somers (b. 1942)
Paul Mack Somers studied composition with Warren Benson and George Andrix at Ithaca College Conservatory, and participated in master classes with Norman Dello Joio under a Ford Foundation Grant.
Somers has composed theatric, vocal, choral, chamber, and orchestral music. His music has been performed in Lincoln Center, Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, and Ars Vitalis. Commissioners include Palisades Virtuosi, Brett Deubner, Ellen Hassman, Ron Levy, Michiko Otaki, and the Jacques Cousteau Center for Estuarine Research for a young audience work related to the ecology of the Delaware Bay.
He has also composed various solo instrumental works over the years, available on the CDs “Sonatas and More” by Maurice River Press (MRP1502) and “River Countries” (MRP1604). His music also appears on Albany Records' “New American Masters – vol. 1” by the Palisades Virtuosi.