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Monday
Jul152013

Aubade

2013, rev. 2017 | soprano/piano
Poem by David Mason
Song 3 of The Soul Fox 
Commissioned by Reach Out Kansas, Inc. (ROKI) for soprano Julia Broxholm and pianist Russell Miller.

 

Friday
Mar022012

Autumn

1993, rev. 1994 | soprano/cello

Poem by Kenneth Rexroth

Song 5 of The Love Poems of Marichiko

To purchase Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Thomas Kraines performing this song, please click here

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

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Tuesday
Nov282017

Avocado and Goat Cheese on Toast

2017 | voice/piano

 

Lyrics by Lori Laitman.

 

Song 1 of cycle Short Songs for Edward

 

 

 

Composed in November 2017 for my grandson Edward Milton Rosenblum.

Friday
Mar022012

Balloons

2006, rev. 2010, 2017 | soprano/piano

Poem by Sylvia Plath.

Song 1 of The Blood Jet

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker. Dedicated to soprano Sari Gruber. Published in June 2008.

The premiere recording with soprano Sari Gruber and pianist/composer Lori Laitman will be out on Naxos in December 2019, on a double CD of Lori's songs. 

Friday
Mar022012

Bar the Door

2001 | soprano/piano

Poem by Anne Spencer Lindbergh

Song 4 of Round and Round

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

To purchase Jennifer Check and Warren Jones performing this song, please click here

Monday
Feb272012

Barter

2001 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/piano

Poem by Sara Teasdale.

Song 3 of The Years

To purchase Patricia Green and Warren Jones performing this song, please click here

Wednesday
Apr172019

Beauty 

Beauty is scored for soprano, bass-baritone, cello and piano and sets an excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay The Poet. The work was commissioned by the University of Massachusetts Amherst for soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and bass-baritone Seth Keeton. They will be doing the premiere recording and the expected release will be in 2020. 

Here's the Emerson excerpt:
Wherever snow falls, or water flow, or birds fly, wherever day and night meet in twilight, wherever the blue heaven is hung by clouds, or sown with stars, wherever are forms with transparent boundaries, wherever are outlets into celestial space, wherever is danger, and awe, and love, there is Beauty, plenteous as rain, shed for thee, and though thou shouldest walk the world over, thous shalt not be able to find a condition inopportune or ignoble.
Sunday
Feb262012

Becoming A Redwood

2003 | high voice and piano; [in progress] high voice with chamber orchestra

Poem by Dana Gioia.

Song 4 of cycle Becoming a Redwood.

To purchase Barbara Quintiliani and Lori Laitman performing this song, please click here

Sunday
Mar062011

Becoming A Redwood

Song Cycle: The Song (after Rilke); Pentecost; Curriculum Vitae; Becoming A Redwood

2003 | high voice and piano; [in progress] high voice with chamber orchestra

Poems by Dana Gioia, cycle runs about 14 minutes.

To purchase the CD featuring these songs, performed by Barbara Quintiliani and Lori Laitman, please click here

Sunday
Mar062011

Being Happy

_2004 | baritone/piano
Poem by Dana Gioia, 2 minutes long.
To purchase Lee Poulis and Lori Laitman performing this song, please click here.