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Vocal Works

The Beloved Stranger (1990), song cycle for soprano, cello, and piano, duration:  25 minutes.  Text by Witter Bynner; premiered by Maria Jette, vocalist, Ruth Palmer, pianist, Anna Vasquez, cellist; St. Paul, Minnesota;  Entourage Eclat  Concert Series

He Resigns (1989), mezzo-soprano and piano, duration: 5 minutes.  Text by John Berryman.  Commissioned by the National Conference on John Berryman, 1989, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Two versions available:  recital and staged version with dialogue and character.

Psalm 22 (1997), tenor, piano,duration:  8 minutes.  Text Psalm 22.  Also known as Chant. Commissioned and premiered by Woodlake Lutheran Church, Richfield, Minnesota.  Often performed at Maundy Thursday services

Songs of the Night Wind (1999), String Quartet No. 2, string quartet and baritone, duration: 18 minutes.  Text by Carl Sandburg.  Commissioned and premiered by the Stockholm String Quartet, Olle Persson, baritone, Stockholm, Sweden.

Whispers (2002), a song cycle of lullabies for soprano and chamber ensemble, piano, guitar, harp, cello, and flute ensemble, duration:  60 minutes, combining art song and lullaby, texts by Eugene Field; funded through the McKnight Foundation and Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship Programs.

Songs include:  Orkney Lullaby, Sicilian Lullaby, Japanese Lullaby, Lullaby in Dordrecht, The Dream Ship, and others.

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