"A Spring and Winter Scene." Music by Joseph Schwanter, text by Henry David Thoreau, performed by contralto Karen Clark and the Galax Quartet.
This whimsical piece is the third song in the cycle Dream Drapery: Thoreau Songs, commissioned by the Galax Quartet in 2012 with financial assistance from New Music USA. We've completed the premiere recording of this piece for the Music and Arts label (Berkeley CA). It will be available in record stores, Amazon and iTunes in May 2019.
The mysterious opening of the song cycle This Bubble of a Heart. Music by Robert Morris, text by Gary Snyder. This was ommissioned by contralto Karen Clark and the Galax Quartet in 2008. The audio is available on the commercial release On Cold Mountain (Innova 795). And of course, it's also on iTunes and Amazon.
Kochab is the third movement from Radif IV, a set of pieces by Robert Morris. Each is titled after the Arabic name of a star. "Radif" itself refers to the Persian system of music. Performed by the Galax Quartet in 2018.