American Songs (1997), a duo-concertante for Tenor, Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra, in five movements
I. “The Morning Light”
II. “I Think I Could Turn…”
III. “I Years had been from Home…”
IV. “In this short Life…”
V. “Fire and Ice”
On poetry of Louis Simpson, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Robert Frost.
This work was comissioned by the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and its conductor, William Berz. It was premiered with that orchestra in 1997 with tenor, Fred Urrey and bassoonist, Brian Kershner.
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