Sleep, My Heart’s Desire
A tender lullaby on a text by Colin Sterne.
Sleep, Holy Babe
A tender Christmas lullaby is combined with a solo trumpet, which is playing “Lo, How a Rose ‘ere Blooming.”
Emmanuel, We Sing Thy Praise
The final concert of 2016’s unSUNg series at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale included my first and latest song sets.
Four extraordinary musicians – tenor Charles Lane; Paul Sherman, oboe; Melinda Rice, viola; and Roger Lebow, cello – opened the concert with Two Songs on Chinese Love Poems (c. 1977).
To close, prize-winning pianist Robert Thies joined two members of the prize-winning European Concert Trio (Harriet Fraser, soprano; Amanda Walker, clarinet) to reprise my recent William Blake settings, The Shepherd’s Lot, a companion piece to Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock.”