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Vocal Music


Vocal Music

Lost Daughter: Songs on the Myth of Persephone for Soprano, Flute, Viola, and Harp (2020/2021) | 29'

    texts by Oscar Wilde, Rita Dove, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Alfred Lord Tennyson (adapted by Peter Dayton), and Louise Glück

Wilde Colours for Soprano & Celesta (5-octave) or Soprano & Vibraphone (2020) | 9'45"

    texts by Oscar Wilde

Like a Red, Red Rose for High Voice & Harp (2020) | 2'50"

    text by Robert Burns

Passing Stranger for Lyric Baritone & 2 Flutes (2020) | 4'

    text by Walt Whitman

Desiderata: Ten Pieces of Wisdom for Soprano & Alto Saxophone (2020) | 8'50"

    text by Max Ehrmann

Just A Leaf: 3 Natural Songs for High Voice & Piano (2019) | 8'30"

    texts by Paul Blackburn and William Bronk

Entwine Our Tongues: Sapphic Fragments for Soprano & Reeds (2019) | 11'

     text by Jordi Alonso

Beyond Dimension for Soprano & Harp (2018) | 1'

     text by Vicki Hearne

The Second Coming for Vocal Quartet (TTBB) & Horn (2018) | 6'

     text by William Butler Yeats

Fresh In The Triumph for Tenor and Piano (2017/2018) | 4'30"

     text by Peter Dayton

Hidden Texts for Tenor & Guitar (2018) | 5'

     text by John Hollander

Si solamente, Tres Canciones for Soprano & Violoncello (2017) | 22'

      texts by Pablo Neruda

All in the Sound for Soprano & Piano (2017) | 3'15"

      texts by William Carlos Williams 

The Need of Comrades for Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone, and Piano (2017) | 20'

      texts by Walt Whitman

Do Not Be Ashamed for Tenor & Guitar (2017) | 5'30"

      text by Wendell Berry

If They Delight for Soprano/Mezzo & Piano (2015/17) | 6'

      text by Gertrude Stein

Botticellian Trees song-cycle for Soprano & Violin (2015) | 10'
      texts by William Carlos Williams

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photo by Douglas Johnson
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