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The dark around us, come

chorale from Three Sabbaths

This website houses information about Thomas's music and it is the place to learn more, purchase music and recordings and make contact. Feel free to roam around, and please let us know what you think:

"Thomas Cabaniss's score exudes a contemporary, atonal beauty seasoned with just a pinch of lush, Broadway-worthy melody."

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This is the website for Thomas Cabaniss, a composer of music for opera, dance, theater, and the concert stage.

Summer '14

A bicoastal summer: two upcoming summer performances I'm excited about...

August 3 - PianoSonoma will present Tiny Bits of Outrageous Love (for piano, four hands) with Michael & Jessica Chow Shinn at the Green Music Center in California. Details here.

August 16 - Bay Chamber Concerts in Maine premieres a new piece for piano, four hands and cello, featuring Jeffrey Ziegler (below, formerly of the Kronos Quartet) and the husband and wife duo Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung. More info here.

Jeffrey Ziegler

The 2013-14 Season

I started a new course at Mannes this past year and continued teaching at Juilliard, a new theory elective on the perception of time in the music of Stravinsky, Messiaen, and Carter. With the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, I led songwriting workshops and worked on LinkUp, which continues to grow and spread its interactive approach to places like Sapporo, Japan and Asturias, Spain.

VIDEO: Up You Virgins, Off To Battle from Penthesilea
VIDEO: Up Then You Virgins at the BAM Next Wave Festival

VIDEO: Bright Is the Ring of Words & A Lad That Is Gone

CD release: Theodore Roosevelt Round on CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SPIRIT


"Cabaniss's score plays a vital role in shaping our perceptions—providing stentorian, driving drum passages; tumbling piano sequences; achingly sweet violin melodies; and much more."