Bernard Rands: Memo 7 (2000)

Bernard Rands' Memo 7 (2000) is a tribute to the Berio Sequenzas, which sets Emily Dickinson's poem, #1005:

Bind me - I can still sing -
Banish - my mandolin
Strikes true within -

Slay - and my Soul shall rise
Chanting to Paradise -
Still thine.

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This live performance took place at Andrea Clearfield's Philadelphia Salon on March 20, 2016.

Whalen: Dawn (2013)

Text by Robert Whalen and Katherine Skovira

I see you now in a new beginning
Stretched wide across the horizon
Interspersed - among ashes of twilight,
Fragments - dissolve into unity
A quiet joy sings forth in my heart
The dawn.

Katherine Skovira, mezzo-soprano
Kyle Adam Blair, piano
Westminster Choir College Williamson Hall August 4, 2015

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