American Lyrics

A set of five songs for soprano and piano, using texts by American poets, 1989-90; premiered by soprano Carla Connors and pianist Timothy Hoekman at Florida State University, 1990. These five songs can be heard on the CD To Make a Prairie.

"The songs reflect a deep understanding of the voice and especially the piano, and they seemed great fun to perform."
- Tallahassee Democrat

Range: C4-C6
Duration: 15 minutes

1. When June is Here (James Whitcomb Riley)


2. The Philosopher (Edna St. Vincent Millay)


3. Mend the World (Louis Untermeyer)


4. Come Slowly, Eden (Emily Dickinson)


5. i am so glad and very (e.e. cummings)