Song Cycle on Works by Edna St. Vincent Millay

for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano

  1. Song of a Second April
  2. First Fig
  3. City Trees
  4. Second Fig
  5. Spring

Millay's poetry is not too dense, making it excellent for the brief presentation of text the listener gets in a song cycle. The cycle is lyrical, full of variety, and offers the performers many opportunities to make beautiful, controlled gestures.

The instrumentation is the same as Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, making it useful for building a concert around Schubert's masterpiece.

13 minutes and 30 seconds
March, 2015