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.