Three Songs

for soprano, cello and piano
(1995)

A recording of the first song of this set can be heard as sung by Jo Ann Domb at this link:
Bonsai

These songs were commissioned by the University of Indianapolis Department of Music and premiered there in 1996 by mezzo-soprano Jo Ann Domb along with Dennis McCaferty and Richard Ratliff. The texts are original poems and the compositional approach is lyrical, with a generally light texture that is well-siuted for intimate chamber settings. The singer's melodic lines are clearly exposed, while the relatively simple cello and piano parts help provide flow and sparkle. There is also a reduced version of Three Songs avialable for either mezzo-soprano, or tenor and piano accompaniment.

The individual song titles are:

Bonsai
A Small Vessel
Above the Highways

(performance time for all three songs ca. 10 minutes)

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