Robinson McClellan’s music explores fundamental impulses that draw people to music — legend, history, the sacred, memory, and the performance process itself. These interests express themselves in a widely-ranging output: from choral and orchestral works, including a large selection of sacred choral music, to music for bagpipe and congregational songs taught by rote. Inspirations have ranged from Bach, Schubert and Britten to Arabic and Persian mystic poets, Medieval miracle plays, shape-note songs, Gaelic traditional music, Sufi Qawwali, Greek Byzantine chant, Islamic geometry, and more. His music is commissioned and performed by ensembles across the U.S. and Europe. Raised in Colorado, he lives and teaches composition in New York City. Visit www.robinsonmcclellan.com.