From Sonnet to Song Song Cycle for Voice and Piano Quintet (or Voice and Piano)

texts by William Shakespeare | 2003 | 16 min 30 seconds

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  1. Sonnet 18: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
  2. Sonnet 116: “Let me not to the marriage of true minds”
  3. Sonnet 30: “When to the sessions of sweet silent thought”

Listen

Select Performances

  • Adam Simon, baritone, and Christopher Staknys, piano. Back Cove Festival, Portland Conservatory, Portland, ME. April 11, 2015.
  • Krista River, mezzo-soprano, Christopher Staknys, piano. Nantucket Atheneum, Great Hall, Nantucket, MA. June 15, 2013.
  • Patrice Tiedemann, soprano; Miroslav Sekera, piano; Quartet X. The Shakespeare Concerts, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA. March 27, 2009.
  • Patrice Tiedemann, soprano; Miroslav Sekera, piano; Quartet X. Worcester Chamber Music Society presents The Shakespeare Concerts, 1st Unitarian Church, Worcester, MA. March 26, 2009.
  • Michelle Trainor, soprano; Victoria Mazin, piano. Longy Faculty Artist Concert, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA. November 9, 2005.
  • Maria Jette, soprano; Wayman Chin, piano. Longy Composition Faculty Showcase, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA. February 22, 2005.
  • Jayne West, soprano; Robert Merfeld, piano. WGBH’s Classical Performances, Boston, MA. February 16, 2004.
  • Jayne West, soprano; Sally Pinkas, piano. Longy Modern American Music Series, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA. February 18, 2004.
  • Jayne West, soprano; Robert Merfeld, piano. WGBH’s Classical Performances, Boston, MA. February 16, 2004. [Premiere]