To a Skylark

This song was composed in memory of my Grandmother, Dorothy Merriman, who passed away in May of 2014. This was her favorite poem and the two stanzas selected project an image of the journey to the “other shore.” The setting is simple—a bittersweet reverie and farewell.


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DATE

2014

DURATION

3 minutes

INSTRUMENTATION

Voice
Piano

PREMIERE

June 21, 2014
Eugene Christian &Missionary Alliance Church, Eugene, OR
Rachel Carlson (mez. sop.), Luke Carlson (pno.)

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

September 2, 2014
Squires Recital Hall, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
David Tahere (bar.), Susan Hadden (pno.)

RECORDING

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