The Tune is In The Tree (2009)

for soprano and piano (2009)
pre­miere at Mannes Col­lege |New York City
Novem­ber 8, 2009

for soprano and piano quin­tet (2010)
pre­miere at Bell & Barter The­ater | Rock­away, NJ
April, 2010

about 6”30



Com­mis­sioned by soprano Mar­jorie Berg, who wished to have a song cycle reflect­ing Emily Dickinson‚Äôs sense of nature. The five songs of this cycle are (1) Fre­quently the woods are pink (2) An awful tem­pest (3) Will there really be a morn­ing? (4) To hear an ori­ole sing (5) Epi­gram.





In the spring of 2010, I was encour­aged to arrange this song cycle for piano quin­tet, which was pre­miered by Ms. Berg at The Bell and Barter The­ater in Rock­away, NJ.




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