Solo voice, flute & piano (flute on movement 3 only); texts by Charlotte Mew, Sara Teasdale, William Shakespeare, and Walter de la Mare; U.S. Publisher, Colla Voce; Duration 12:50 (total of 4 movements)
I have always had a strong affinity for the solo voice, and in fact, two of my degrees are in vocal performance. Of course, most of my compositional output is directed toward ensemble writing, but I feel my anchor – certainly in writing choral works – is in that study and knowledge of the idiosyncrasies of the human voice. Love’s Waning Seasons is a set consisting of four movements for voice and piano. Movement three additionally involves the flute. My dear friends, Marian Stieber (Soprano) and Jon Garrison (Tenor) recorded these four works, and I served as piano collaborator. Each of these songs is a solo vocal work, and are often done by only one voice in a recital format and so on. But I wanted to share this music with both of these, my colleagues, and so that is the reason for two singers on this solo set.
2) A Winter Night
3) I So Liked Spring (*with flute)
4) Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?
Texts by: Charlotte Mew, Sara Teasdale, William Shakespeare, and Walter de la Mare
OTHER SOLO WORKS
. Amor de mi alma – High Voice and Piano
. I Am Not Yours – Mezzo and Piano