Holly Near and Jeff Langley have been working together for over 30 years.
They met in high school and have maintained a creative collaboration ever
Langley brings to the union his training and talent in the classical world
but he also has a strong sense of community and feels that music, no matter
how sophisticated, must maintain a link to humanity. His sense of harmony
and dynamics are a powerful part of his work whether in a folk song or in an
Near brings drama and world vision to their work. Near has a lovely sense of
melody and is not stuck in form. She is a prolific lyricist and has a deep
understanding of the theatrical nature of music and of life. She has a great
sense of humor and an ability to tell an old story with a new twist. Her work
in the international peace movement has taken her to cultures around the
world. Near is also known as one of the pioneering forces behind the
development of contemporary feminist and lesbian music.
Nearly 500 songs between them, they continue to write together and with other co-composers. Near wrote a one-woman show, Fire In The Rain-Singer In The
Storm, which had a limited run in New York Off Broadway. Langley has written
an opera and is now completing a musical theater work based on the book, Way
Past Cool. He has also arranged over a dozen songs for choral performance.
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YRM PUBLISHED WORKS:
YR4801 Honeymoon Trailer...
YR4303 Icicle Blue
YR4804 Loving Cup, The
YR4802 My Best Friend
YR4300 Our Love is Soari...
YR4800 Pastures of Plent...
YR4307 Perfect Night
YR4803 Snow Days
YR4304 Song of the Solst...
YR4805 We've Met in Pla...
YR4806 What a Night!