© 2019 by Paulo K Tiról. +AMDG.

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The Forgetting

of Snow

IT'S DECEMBER

featuring Kathleen Wrinn on vocals

This work-in-progress full-length musical explores school shootings -- and guns in America in general -- through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl. The piece began as Kathleen Wrinn's and my thesis at NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and we have not stopped writing and rewriting it since.

HOW LITTLE WE KNOW

featuring Paulo K Tiról & Kathleen Wrinn on vocals

BLOWN-GLASS BOY

featuring Rogelio Peñaverde Jr. on vocals

THE STATE-LINE LINE DANCE 

performed at the NAMT Songwriters Cabaret, October 2016 

featuring Barry Shafrin, with Gwynne Richmond, Dana AberRogelio Penaverde Jr., and Billy Bustamante

miusic direction & accompaniment by Daniel Sefik

 

On This Side

of the World

This song cycle, begun at NYU and still very much a work in progress, is inspired by the many hilarious, heartwarming and heartbreaking stories I've collected from the Filipino immigrant community in the United States.

THE LANGUAGE LESSON

featuring Yzabel Jasa on vocals

RICE QUEENS

featuring Aaron Komo on vocals

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 

featuring Rogelio Penaverde Jr. on vocals

FROM A LETTER WRITTEN SOMEWHERE OVER THE PACIFIC BETWEEN HAWAII AND CALFORNIA

featuring Paulo K Tiról on vocals

ON YOUR SIDE OF THE WORLD

performed at the NAMT Songwriters Cabaret, October 2016 

featuring Rogelio Penaverde Jr., Billy Bustamante, and Enrico Lagasca

miusic direction & accompaniment by Daniel Sefik

PROUD 

featuring Enrico Lagasca on vocals

 

MISS YVONNE

words by Kate Chadwick 

featuring Patty Nieman on vocals

MARIANNA 

words by Seth Christenfeld

From day one at the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, we were told that writing musicals is all about collaborating well. For the two years I was there, I got the chance to write songs with over 20 different lyricists. Here are some of my favorites.

Collaborations

 

Storytelling

without words

SNOWFALL

featuring Leah Washington on flute

I don't write a lot of instrumentals, but here are some of the ones I've done.

THEME FROM THE SEEDS OF ABRAHAM 

a play by Angelica Cheri

featuring Casey O'Neil on trombone

ANTHEM

based on "Lupang Hinirang", the Philippine National Anthem, composed by Juián Felipe

from the soundtrack of Sampaguita, National Flowera film by Francis Xavier Pasion -- 

     Special Jury Prize, Cinemalaya 2010

 

Personal Favorites

WILL YOU SEE? 

featuring Adee David on vocals

MEMORIZED

performed at Never Far From Home by The Cabaret Series

Central Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA, June 2013

featuring Cheo Bourne and Brian Richard Robinson on vocals

arrangement and music direction by Tim Maurice

 

ALL I KNOW

written for Jeremy on our engagement

YOUR BABY 

written for my parents