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artsongs (2006) Baritone & piano

Rothko (Marc Elihu Hofstadter)
Monet (Lisel Mueller)
Pollock (Danel Hare)
Chagall (Lawrence Ferlinghetti)

Mark Andrew Cleveland asked for a piece for a recital at St. Paul's, and I thought it would be good to use a text from a poet on the faculty, Dan Hare. It was so much fun recreating the sound of the painting, that I immediately looked for more first-person artist poems to similarly set. And who could resist calling a set of songs "artsongs"?

This is a self made demo. (How often do you get to hear a composer sing?)

1. Rothko

2. Monet

3. Pollock