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listen, it's snowing (1990) - voice and piano (5')
Poetry by e.e. cummings

Premiere: The Manhattan School of Music, NYC, 2/90
included on a recording of Susan Botti's music, listen, it's snowing (CRI 802)

listen, it's snowing (an excerpt from the e e cummings play Him) is a delicate stream of consciousness which, for me, eloquently conveys love and loss and beauty.

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3 Poèmes de Jaccottet - voice and piano (8')
Poetry by Phillippe Jaccottet

Premiere: Festival of New American Music, Sacramento, 11/98
included on a recording of Susan Botti's music, listen, it's snowing (CRI 802)

Poetry which captures emotions and characters in words is an inspiration to me in my work as both composer and performer. My goal is not simply to underscore the poetry, but to surround it in an evocative world, bringing out it's myriad possibilities.

Philippe Jaccottet's poetry is powerful in its profound simplicity. He expresses complex emotional worlds with the purest of gestures.

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Silent Movie - tenor and piano (5')
Poetry by David Kirby (2001)

Premiere: The Kaye Playhouse, NYC, 3/01
Commissioned by The New York Festival of Song as part of their Songbook for a New Century

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Maya's Song - soprano & cello (2' 20")
Text by Camilla Scarampa (15th c)


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