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Abbie Betinis

ABBIE BETINIS is a composer whose music has been called "superb... whirling, soaring", and "audacious... edgy... thrilling" (Minneapolis Star Tribune). A McKnight Artist Fellow, her music unfolds with a dramatic, melodic impulse, often inspired by language, patterns, and play.

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Mechanical Licensing form is now online -- (do I hear a hip hip...?)
posted: Apr 2014
If you're planning on releasing an album with my music on it -- hooray -- your mechanical licensing just got easier. Submit this online form to my office to get the process started. And thank you so much!

"Of Poets and Fools" to premiere at The Schubert Club
posted: Mar 2014
Which is the poet and which is the fool? Jake Endres (baritone) & Peter Middlecamp (tenor) will battle it out in these texts by W.B. Yeats. Please join us Thurs March 27 at noon. Free! Landmark Ctr, St Paul, MN.

New for Tenor solo: "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight"
posted: Feb 2014
Are you thinking about why we keep fighting wars? Me too. And so was poet Vachel Lindsay in 1914. Here's a piece I originally wrote for men's chorus, newly-arranged for Tenor soloist, snare drum, and piano.

Minnesota Public Radio premieres the 2013 Burt Family Carol
posted: Dec 2013
In 1922, my mom's family (the Burt family) began annually sending a fresh, new carol as a Christmas card. I took up the tradition in 2001, and had the great joy of collaborating this year with poet Michael Dennis Browne. Hear our interview and the premiere of "Carol of the Stranger" on Minnesota Public Radio!


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