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Friday
Feb102012

Come to Me in Dreams

2004 | A One-Act Chamber Opera
 
50 minute opera created from my songs by Cleveland Opera’s David Bamberger. Premiered at The Ohio Theatre June 9-12. 2004, Cleveland, Ohio. Cast:  Sanford Sylvan, Fenlon Lamb, Megan Tillmann and Sara Renea Rucker; instrumentalists Judith Ryder, Maximilian Dimoff and Paul Cohen.
 

 

Friday
Feb242012

Come To The Devil’s Fire — Mistress Hibbons’ (The Witch) aria

2008 | mezzo-soprano/piano

From The Scarlet Letter

Libretto by David Mason

Act One, Scene Four of The Scarlet Letter finds Arthur Dimmesdale sharing rooms with Roger Chillingworth, who has come to suspect Dimmesdale of adultery. Chillingworth leaves to attend to the dying governor, and when Dimmesdale awakes from a drug- induced sleep he wanders alone out into the streets, tortured by his own guilt. There he meets Mistress Hibbons, who sees the hypocrisy in the young minister, sees that he has hidden behind his pious image and even distanced himself from his own identity. In this song she taunts the minister—a sort of grotesque mirror of his guilt. — David Mason

Thursday
Mar012012

Cradle Song for Asher

Thursday
Mar012012

Crossroads

2001 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/alto saxophone

Poem by Joyce Sutphen

Song 6 of Living in the Body

To watch mezzo-soprano Karyn Friedman and saxophonist Gary Louie performing this song, please click here

Sunday
Feb262012

Curriculum Vitae

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

Poem by Dana Gioia.

Song 3 of cycle Becoming a Redwood.

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

Tuesday
Feb282012

Dark Spring

Song cycle: The Flower On The Mountainside; The Spirit; Scissors, Don’t Cut Away; You Know This

2011 | tenor/piano

Four songs, setting Motets I, XVI, XI and XVIII by Eugenio Montale, in translation by Dana Gioia.

Composed for the British tenor Chris Elliott and the Fondazione Spinola in Genoa, Italy, in honor of Dana Gioia's 60th birthday.

Saturday
Feb052011

Daughters

Saturday
Feb052011

Days and Nights

Thursday
Mar012012

Days Turn

2002 | baritone or mezzo-soprano/cello

Poem by C.G.R. Shepard

Song 4 of Long Pond Revisited

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

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Sunday
Mar062011

Dear Edna

Song cycle: On An Album of Millay’s Recordings; What Lips My Lips Have Kissed; Editorial Suggestive (from a Twenty-First Century Editor); After Reading the Biography, Savage Beauty

2009 | soprano and piano

Poems by Jennifer Reeser, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Diane Thiel and A.E. Stallings.

Commissioned by soprano Hope Hudson, about 8 minutes long.

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