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The Ocean of Eternity

Song cycle: The Ocean of Eternity; Futureless; The Morning was Blue; Wild Flowers

2017, Revised 2018 | soprano/soprano saxophone/piano

From Anne Ranasinghe's poem Four Stanzas on Mortality

Approximately 13.5 minutes. Premiere available here, starting at 54:54 in.

Commissioned by Yungee Rhie, Michael Couper and ChoEun Lee.

Premiered February 8, 2019, The National Opera Center, NY, NY

To watch the premiere, click here, and go to 54:51.


The Ocean of Eternity - Four Stanzas on Mortality

2017 soprano/soprano saxophone/piano

Poems by Anne Ranasinghe (1925-2016). Poem used by permission of Anne's daughter, Shanti Conly.

Premiere: February 9, 2019 with soprano Yungee Rhie, saxophonist Michael Couper and pianist ChoEun Lee.

Commissioned by Michael Couper, ChoEun Lee and Yungee Rhie.

Premiere: February 9, 2019 at Scorca Hall at the National Opera Center, New York, New York.

Video of the premiere is available by clicking here. I say a few words about the piece at 50:40 and the performance starts at 54:54.

PDFs available for sale by clicking here


You, Father

2002, rev.2003, rev. 2010 | baritone/piano trio or mezzo-soprano with piano trio. There are also baritone and mezzo versions with flute instead of violin.

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe

Song 2 of Fathers

Baritone version premiered by Music of Remembrance, Benaroya Hall, April 2003 and mezzo version premiered by Music of Remembrance in March 2010.

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