When not teaching at a Philadelphia elementary school, he is slowly, quietly, and painstakingly penning well-crafted music and verse designed to penetrate even the most hardened of hearts. Listen carefully and you can hear the soft meditative sounds of Jobin, the romantic longings of Manilow, and the child-like wordplay of Roger Miller. But listen even more carefully and you will discover a most unique style culled from years of living and traveling abroad while forever keenly observing the full panoply of human emotions.
From the romantic “Here You’ll Stay"
to the whimsical “Just You and Me”;
from the rock “Lost Without You”
to the 60’s-like “Graduation Day”;
and from the folk “Collage”
to the nostalgic “Do You Remember?",
Daniel Wolf possesses an uncanny ability to write in a variety
of genres will maintaining the highest standards of musicality.
In addition to his individual pieces, Daniel has written 4 full
length musicals. David is
the story of the young shepherd boy destined to be King of
Israel. In it we witness David’s rise to fame, his struggle with
an increasingly jealous King Saul, and his love for Saul’s son,
Jonathan. Socrates is the
story of the renowned Greek philosopher during the last days of
his life. Here we see Socrates’ razor sharp mind as he confronts
the dogmas of his day, the devotion of his pupils especially
that of a young Plato, his trial and conviction on a charge of
heresy, and finally his courage in the final hours of his life.
Kennedy is the story of the 35th President of the United
States. Kennedy brings to life all those fascinating and unique
individuals who made up the Kennedy era such as his wife Jackie,
his brother Bobby, Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, and of
course Richard Nixon. Kennedy spans from 1953 where as a young
senator, Kennedy meets the beautiful Jackie Bouvier (the future
Mrs. Kennedy) to that fateful day in Dallas, 1963. Kennedy can
be viewed at:
www.kennedythemusical.com. Finally, there is
Adam and Eve:
The First Musical which takes a humorous look at Mankind's first
Daniel has also
written a full length play called
Bargain House which centers on the Finberg family who owned
and operated " the most successful mom and pop shop in the city
Thus, given the scope of his work, Daniel Wolf
has the potential to be a major voice in the world of popular
music and theater. Please take the time to read and listen to
his work carefully. You won't be disappointed.