In Seasons of Life’s Pursuit (2016)
Duration: 19 min
Instrumentation: baritone and piano
Individual Songs: Thou Whom We Call God, Summer Prayer, Autumn Prayer, Winter Prayer, The Final Prayer
Poetry by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945), all rights reserved.
Premiere: The Eastman School of Music – Rochester, NY (March 2016)

A performance of the complete cycle can be found here, performed by baritone Mitchell Hutchings and pianist Fabio Menchetti

 

Clear and Cold (2014)
Duration: 10 min
Instrumentation: soprano and piano
Individual Songs: Clear and Cold, Evening Star, Internal Count
Poetry by Lisa Ampleman, all rights reserved.
Premiere: The Cincinnati Time Arts concert series – Cincinnati, OH (March 2014)

A recording of Internal Count may be found  here, performed by soprano Jilian McGreen.

 

Vestige of a Woman (2014)
Duration: 10 min
Instrumentation: soprano and piano
Individual Songs: Sister Maude, Echo., Daughter of Eve, Song.
Poetry by Christina Rossetti, public domain.
Premiere: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music – Cincinnati, OH (October 2014)

A performance of the complete cycle can be found here by soprano Evangelia Leontis and pianist Katherine Thomas.

A performance of Song can be found here by Kerriann Otano, soprano and pianist Christopher Devlin.

 

Ode to Free Beer (2013)
Duration: 3 min
Instrumentation: bass-baritone and piano
Poetry by Jeff Gundy, all rights reserved.
Premiere: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music – Cincinnati, OH (March 2013)

 

When You Come By (2013)
Duration: 3 min
Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and piano
Poetry by Maya Angelou.
Premiere: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music – Cincinnati, OH (October 2013)

 

On Faith and Life (2012)
Duration: 8 min
Instrumentation: tenor and piano
Individual Songs: Naive, Acerbic, Supplicative
Poetry by Anonymous medieval texts, translation by James Gibson, public domain.
Premiere: The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music – Cincinnati, OH (October 2012)

A performance of Supplicative can be found here by tenor Ryan C. Connelly and pianist Avedis Manoogian.

 

Songs of Mortality (2008)
Duration: 14 min
Instrumentation: baritone and piano quintet (violin I, violin II, viola, cello, and piano)
Individual Songs: Spirits of the Dead, Evening Star, Annabelle Lee, Valley of Unrest
Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe, public domain.
Premiere: Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL (April 2008)