Flute (piccolo), percussion, violin, and cello. 16 ½ mins.
A narrative suite following the conservation stories of three wild animals and their habitats in national parks. Composed in commemoration of the centennial of the National Park Service. Continue reading “Refuge (2016)”
Written for American Opera Projects‘ Composers & the Voice fellowship. Aria inspired by the life, paintings, and memoirs of Emily Carr (1893-1945). Libretto by Nell Shaw Cohen. Continue reading “Lead On and Up (2016)”
Written for American Opera Projects Composers & the Voice fellowship. While working and living in Yosemite National Park during the late 19th century, the great preservationist and naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) wrote many letters to his mentor, Jeanne Carr. These letters form the basis of this song’s text. Continue reading “Dear Mrs. Carr (2015)”