Voice (med. high)
These six poems are the first half dozen of a collaboration between myself and the American poet Emily Dickinson. I first set one of her poems for soprano and piano many years ago. I added a second for a performance during the spring of 1998. The next four were written during a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris during the summer of 1998.
I have always been attracted to the flow of words and thoughts in her poems. I anticipate continuing to set her poetry for many more years, adding to the collection song by song. As she has written almost 2000 poems, I don't fear running out of material very soon.
This set is dedicated to two very talented performers and two very dear friends, Kristi Matson and Brad Blackham, on the occasion of their marriage.
This song set is also avaialble in a finely printed hard copy.
Listen to this complete composition in the Jukebox