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Canciones del pasado (2019)

for high voice, piano, and opt. flute, violin, and cello, ca. 13'

arrangement of folk songs of the San Luis Valley, United States; commissioned for Matthew Valverde, tenor

text: Traditional/Folk

I. Duérmete, niño lindo (Go to Sleep, Pretty Child), ca. 2′
II. El triste león (The Sad Lion), ca. 1’30”
III. Pajarito amarillito (Little Yellow Bird), ca. 1’30”
IV. El borrachito (The Drunkard), ca. 1’30”
V. La entrega (The Delivery), ca. 1’30”
VI. Los dos sombreros (The Two Hats), ca. 3′
VII. El Señor Atole y Don Café (Señor Atole and Don Café), ca. 2′

The Lady and the Tiger (2016)

for high voice, bass clarinet, and piano, ca. 4'30''

text: Jacob Rakovan

Cuatro poemas de Octavio Paz (Four Octavio Paz Poems) (2012)

for high voice and piano, sung in Spanish, ca. 11’30’’

text: Octavio Paz

I. Árbol adentro (A Tree Within), ca. 2’
II. Las armas del verano (The Arms of Summer), ca. 3’
III. Insomne (Insomniac), ca. 2’30’’
IV. Regreso (Return), ca. 4’

The Soul Selects Her Own Society (2011)

for low voice and piano, ca. 3’

text: Emily Dickinson

To digte af Tove Ditlevsen (Two Tove Ditlevsen Poems) (2010)

for high voice and piano, sung in Danish or English, ca. 5’30’’

text: Tove Ditlevsen

I. Så tag mit Hjerte (Then Take My Heart), ca. 2’30’’
II. Mit hjerte er blevet borte (My Heart Has Gone Missing), ca. 3’

Then of Thy Beauty (2009)

for high voice and piano, ca. 3’

text: William Shakespeare

After Sunset (2008)

for high voice and piano, ca. 3’

text: William Shakespeare

Love Alters Not (2008)

for high voice and piano, ca. 3’

text: William Shakespeare

How Do I Love Thee? (2007)

for high voice and piano, ca. 3'30''

text: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Poet’s Entreaty (2007)

for high voice a cappella, ca. 1'

text: Mari Esabel Valverde