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Wednesday
Feb292012

Blue Iris

2003 | soprano/piano

Poems by Mary Oliver, approximately 9 minutes in length.

Song 2 of Early Snow

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Click here to purchase Jennifer Check and Warren Jones performing this song

Thursday
Mar012012

Don’t Bother Me

2001 | mezzo-soprano/piano 

Poem by Mary Oliver 

Song 1 of One Or Two Things 

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker. 

To purchase the mp3 of Karyn Friedman and Lori Laitman performing this song, please click here.

Friday
Mar022012

Dreams

1999 | soprano/piano

Poem by Mary Oliver

Song 2 of Sunflowers

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

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Wednesday
Feb292012

Early Snow

2003 | soprano/piano

Poems by Mary Oliver, approximately 9 minutes in length.

Song 3 of Early Snow

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Click here to purchase an mp3 from Amazon.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • m. 1: mp should be in the piano part
  • m. 11: there is a typo below the word “I” — the voice should remain on the F and jump up an octave for the word “thought”
  • m. 15: there is a typo - all the Gs in the voice should be G flat for this measure.
  • m. 83 on: an alternate version is for the soprano to crescendo on the B flat
Wednesday
Feb292012

Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me

2003 | soprano/piano

Poems by Mary Oliver, approximately 9 minutes in length.

Song 1 of Early Snow

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Listen to a performance of this piece on YouTube, thanks to Albany Records.

Click here to purchase an mp3 from Amazon.

Thursday
Mar012012

One or Two Things

2001 | mezzo-soprano/piano

Poem by Mary Oliver

Song 3 of One Or Two Things

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Saturday
Feb052011

One Or Two Things

Song cycle: Don’t Bother Me; The God of Dirt; One or Two Things

2001 | mezzo-soprano/piano

Poems by Mary Oliver, about 5 minutes total.

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Saturday
Feb052011

Sunflowers

Song cycle: The Sunflowers, Dreams, Sunrise

1999 | soprano/piano

Poems by Mary Oliver, 14 minutes total.

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Friday
Mar022012

Sunrise

1999 | soprano/piano

Poem by Mary Oliver

Song 3 of Sunflowers

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • m. 43, the “ry” of “eve-ry” should be beneath the A in the voice part.
  • m. 89, I have changed the notes to a B, rising to an E, rising to an F sharp on the words "it is an-".
Thursday
Mar012012

The God of Dirt

2001 | mezzo-soprano/piano

Poem by Mary Oliver

Song 2 of One Or Two Things

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.