Assuming God - Soprano, Piano

This is a modern setting of a poem by my friend Jonathon Penny, written for no other reason than the poem fired my imagination. Two compositional elements are the B-A-C-H motif and mirror form.

Deep River - Bass, Piano

This arrangement was originally for SATB and Bass solo. I adapted this piano/vocal arrangement from the choir arrangement. Please contact me directly for other keys/voice types.

These Flowers: A Song Cycle for Soprano and String Quartet

These Flowers is a set written for the visiting Pendereki String Quartet during my year teaching at Bishop’s University in Quebec.  The poet, Douglas Jones, taught literature in the area for many years and came to the premier (sung by Mireille Gagne, the recording of which I provide here).  Again, I love the sensual imagery and quiet spirit of these poems.

Walden: A Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano

Soprano Erin Guinup suggested this project to me and sang the lovely live performance on these recordings. The cycle moves through the times of day, using texts from Thoreau’s famous “On Walden Pond”. I aimed for a transcendental, other-worldly ambience in this music, matching the spirit of the words.

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