On the Doorstep

For: soprano and piano

Duration: 6 minutes (2 songs)

Program Note: These two songs for high soprano and piano were a commission for the 2023 SongFest Composer-Mentorship program in Nashville, which was generously supported by the Sorel Foundation. 

The set is about what happens when unexpected animals arrive on the doorstep. What stories do they remind us of, and what human emotions do we project onto them? 

The music was composed in Canton and Niantic, CT in May and June of 2023. I'm particularly proud of how seamlessly the two songs are joined!

Performances: Songfest 2023; recital performances by the composer