Vocal

» The Boswell Songs (Text: Stephen Boswell) (1987) 9’30”

high voice and piano

I. Scarecrow’s Song

II. The Abandoned Labyrinth

III. Soprano in the Ballroom

IV. Grace Note

Program Notes
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» Creation Canticles (Text: Book of Common Prayer) (1986) 16’00”

A Song Cycle for soprano and organ
I. Invocation; II. The Cosmic Order; III. The Earth and its Creatures; IV. The People of God; V. Doxology

Program Notes
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» Cummings’ Suite (Text: e.e. cummings) (2006) 10’ 00”

A Song Cycle for High Voice and Piano

  1. i thank You God
  2. You shall sing my songs
  3. dive for dreams
  4. there are so many tictoc
  5. you shall above all things be glad and young

Program Notes
To order…


» Five Early (and Often Naughty) Odes (1979) 5’00”

Bass-baritone and piano

Program Notes
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» From the Mountains (Text: Traditional) (1998) 11’30”

High voice and piano

I. She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain

II. O Shennandoah

III. Go Tell It on the Mountain

Program Notes
To order…
Sound & Score YouTube


» Gentle Alleluias (1989/1999) 3’00”

A Sacred Song for High Voice and Organ

Program Notes
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» In the Almost Evening (Text: Joy Kogawa) (1983) 12’30”

A Nocturne for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano
I. In the Almost Evening; II. Snake Dance; III. Breezes

In the Almost Evening

Program Notes
To order…
– appears on the CD – Dan Locklair: Chamber Works
– appears on the CD – So Much Beauty
– appears on the LP – In the Almost Evening


» Lairs of Soundings (Text: Ursula K. LeGuin) (1982) 11’00”

A Triptych for Soprano and Double String Orchestra

I. Invocation

II. Voicings

III. Wordhoard

Program Notes
To order…
– appears on the CD – Dan Locklair: Symphony of Seasons
Sound & Score YouTube


“…the moon commands…” (Text: D.R. Fosso) (1985) 12’00”

A Nocturne for Soprano, Flute, Percussion and Piano

“…the moon commands…”

Program Notes
To order…
– appears on the CD – Dan Locklair: Chamber Works


» Nursery Problems (Text: James Broughton) (1982) 14’00”

A Song Cycle for Soprano & Percussion (ad lib. played by the singer)

I. The Little Reader’s First Riddle
II. Mrs. Mother Has a Nose

III. Papa Has a Pig

IV. Lullaby News
V. Berceuse Delicieuse
VI. Junior’s Prayer
VII. Ticklish Subject

Program Notes
To order…
Sound & Score YouTube


» Portraits (Text: Emily Herring Wilson)(1982) 14’00”

A Song Cycle for High Voice and Piano

I. Ernestine Saunders

II. Unknown

III. Brooksie Malloy

Program Notes
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– appears on the CD – Southerly: Art Songs of the American South
Sound & Score YouTube


» Spring Thunder (Text: Mark Van Doren) (1980) 7’30”

Soprano and flute

I. Spring Thunder

II. Winter Fields
III. Song
IV. All Seasons
V. Fall is a Crazy Dancer
Program Notes
To order…
Sound & Score YouTube


» Three Nativity Songs (1974/79) 12’00”

Soprano and string quartet

I. All Poor Men and Humble (Welsh Carol)

II. Righteous Joseph (Cornish Carol)

III. The Virgin’s Lullaby (William Ballet)

Program Notes
To order…
– appears on the CD – Living Mysteries
Sound & Score YouTube


» A Triptych of Gratitude to the Divine (1976/2006) 12’00”

Soprano and piano

1. The Lamb (William Blake)

2. A Pastoral Hymn (Cornish Carol)

3. Hymn (Carey, 1651)

Program Notes
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» two soprano songs (1982) 7’00”

with piano accompaniment

I. There’s a Certain Slant of Light (Emily Dickinson)

II. Brooks (Robert Herrick)

Program Notes
To order…
– appears on the CD – The Shining Place
Sound & Score YouTube