Refuge
tenor voice and piano (2008)

PROGRAM NOTES

This composition is the first in a series of works that I am writing for the senior recitals of my graduating students. The text is from a poem of the same title by my friend Neil Flory.

out there trudging the long unforgiving
road of stone and thorn and old iron out there
trudging endlessly dreaming of cool spring
storms luscious moments of pure sleep sweet
remembrances of that one particular
tender morning



PERFORMANCE HISTORY

This composition is set for premiere in Spring 2009.