William Wordsworth Cycle (2003)

baritone and piano 7'

Texts by William Wordsworth

Some simple extended techniques are needed for the piano part, and a page turner who acts as an assistant may be helpful. Piano will need a middle (sost) pedal.

Piano needs: sponge or glove, paper towel tube

Premiered by Adam Riegel, baritone, New York, NY. 

A three-movement work for baritone and piano/prepared piano. Sections of William Wordsworth's epic enlightenment poetry are set to piano music by turns gentle, cascading, and romantic.