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Four Songs (1988)

for alto and piano
duration: 13 minutes


A setting of four biblical texts from Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Sirach. These songs are dedicated to my husband Steve. Four Songs was premiered on February 5, 1989, by Marie Macklin (alto) and James Houston (piano) at First & Franklin Street Church, Baltimore.


The recordings below were made live in concert on June 25, 1989, featuring contralto Beverly Benso with me at the piano:

"Vanity" [View Score Excerpt]

"Options" [View Score Excerpt]

"The Beloved" [View Score Excerpt]

"Friendship" [View Score Excerpt]