This collection of 24 songs and arias draws on works that span the composer's lifetime, including his early experimental and mature Americana periods. Contents include: Four Early Songs, Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, arias from The Tender Land and The Second Hurricane, and more.
Contents: SONGS: Dirge in Woods • Old Poem • Pastorale • Poet's Song • Vocalise • Four Early Songs: (NIght • A Summer Vacation • My Heart Is in the East • Alone) • Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson: (1. Nature, the Gentlest Mother • 2. There Came a Wind like a Bugle • 3. Why Do They Shut me out of Heaven? • 4. The World Feels Dusty • 5. Heart, We Will Forget Him • Dear March, Come in! • 7. Sleep Is Supposed to Be • 8. When They Come Back • 9. I Felt a Funeral in my Brain • 10. I've Heard an Organ Talk Sometimes • 11. Going to Heaven! • 12. The Chariot) • ARIAS: from The Tender Land: Ma's Song • from The Second Hurricane: Fat's Song • Gyp's Song