Tenor and piano. 5 mins.
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)”
SATB choir. 4 ½ mins.
A choral setting of text from an essay by John Muir about Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park.
Continue reading “Crescent Meadow (2014)”
Soprano and piano. 4 mins.
Art song setting of a poem by Stevie Smith. Commissioned by WordSong. Continue reading “I Like to Play with Him (2011)”
SATB choir or vocal ensemble. 11 mins.
A setting of selections from
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. (The second movement, “Think of the Soul,” has not been recorded.) Continue reading “I Dream’d in a Dream (2011)”
Tenor and piano. 11 mins.
Arrangement for tenor and flute (alto flute), oboe (English horn), clarinet (bass clarinet), horn, bassoon, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass. 11 mins.
A song cycle setting of poems by
Michelangelo, adapted by the composer from English translations. Continue reading “Revealed in Stone (2009)”
Baritone and piano. 7 mins.
I. As the Sky Does in Water –
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II . Laws for Creations – listen to mp3
Settings of poems by
Rumi (As the Sky Does in Water) and Walt Whitman (Laws for Creations). Continue reading “Songs for Baritone (2008)”