Year: 1991

Wedding March

This piece was originally written for the Fall 1991 Theatre Cornell production of The Paranormal Review. Shortly thereafter, it was expanded and used as a wedding march in Bacchanalia Productions’ Prelude to a Kiss. Listen to .mp3 sample of Wedding…

Pursuit

This piece would eventually find its themes used in “Abduction,” Mark’s Turner Classic Movies 4th Annual Young Film Composer Competition submission. Listen to .mp3 sample of Pursuit. Instrumental. © & 2007, 1991 Mark S. Meritt

Jamaica Scene Change

This piece was originally written for Bacchanalia Productions’ Prelude to a Kiss. It was later used in the chorus of the song Latinize. Listen to .mp3 sample of Jamaica Scene Change. Instrumental. © & 2007, 1991 Mark S. Meritt

Dirge and Fury

This piece would eventually find its themes used in the score for the musical The Right Circles. Listen to .mp3 sample of Dirge and Fury. Instrumental. © & 2007, 1991 Mark S. Meritt

The Matchmaker

This one-act musical was written as a final project for a course in the history of theatreat Cornell University during Mark’s undergraduate studies. It based on one of the “mimes” of Herondas, short theatrical pieces written to be performed as…

Variations on Rhapsody in Blue

In 1991, Mark composed a number of variations on themes from George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The three most developed variations are presented here. Variation on Rhapsody in Blue #1 — Listen to .mp3 sample: Variation on Rhapsody in Blue…

Bait and Switch

This narrative short motion picture, in which a dysfunctional couple is made moreso when a television ratings company lures them into what is later revealed to be an Orwellian conspiracy, was produced by a motion picture course given at Cornell…