Andrew A. Cashner

Performance and Composition

Original Compositions and Improvisations

Say Over Again (2010)

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Rachel Dawson, mezzosoprano, and Andrew Cashner, piano
Recorded live, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., September 2011

Say over again, and yet once over again,
That thou dost love me. Though the word repeated
Should seem ‘a cuckoo song’—as thou dost treat it,
Remember, never to the hill or plain,
Valley and wood, without her cuckoo-strain
Comes the fresh Spring in all her green completed.
Belovèd, I, amid the darkness greeted
By a doubtful spirit-voice, in that doubt’s pain,
Cry, ‘Speak once more—thou lovest!’ Who can fear
Too many stars, though each in heaven shall roll,
Too many flowers, though each shall crown the year?
Say thou dost love me, love me, love me—toll
The silver iterance!—only minding, Dear,
To love me also in silence with thy soul.

—Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Improvised Sonata for Horn and Piano: Finale (2004)

Free improvisation by Kris Shaffer, horn, and Andrew Cashner, piano
Recorded live, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Chicago, Ill., March 2004

Prelude on a Mozarabic Sanctus (Hommage à Debussy) (2004)

Andrew Cashner, piano
Live performance in Fort Wayne, Ind., December 2004

An homage to Claude Debussy’s own Hommage à Rameau from Images bk. I, based on a Sanctus chant from the Spanish Mozarabic tradition

Piano Performances

Johann Jacob Froberger (1616–1667), Lament upon the Sad Loss of His Royal Majesty Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (Allemande from Suite no. 6)

Live performance at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., Sept. 2011

Organ Performances

Jakob Paix (1556–c. 1623), Ungarescha and Saltarello

Antonio Martín y Coll (attr.), Danza del acha

Daniel Pinkham (1923–2006), Two Pieces from Collects

  1. For Evening Prayer
    Let my prayer be like incense set before you and my raised hands like the evening sacrifice. —Psalm 141:2

  2. For the Armor of Light
    Night is almost over; day is near. Let us therefore throw off the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. —Romans 13:12

Live performances on the Paul Fritts organ at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., April 2009