A Letter to the World (2017) 24 mins

An Emily Dickinson Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano (2017)

Dedicated to Alison Beck

Thanks are offered to the pianist Graeme Stevenson whose wonderful contribution as pianist was most valuable to the realization of this project

The cycle is a setting of ten poems by Emily Dickinson:

This Is My Letter To The World 

The Sun Just Touched The Morning 

Summer Laid Her Simple Hat 

A Something In A Summer’s Day

Wild Nights!

Delight Becomes Pictorial

How News Must Feel 

Heart! We Will Forget Him! 

The Heart Asks Pleasure First 

Heart, Not So Heavy As Mine 

Duration c. 24 minutes

Composed between 16th May, 2017 and 17th June, 2017