It’s only taken me twenty years—and more than a few pleadings and proddings from wonderful (and very patient) artists like Timothy Jones, Kevin Noe, and Robert Peavler—but I’m happy to announce that a brand-spanking-new engraving of Poet’s Apology is available as of today.
I composed this cycle of five songs—with poetry by Andrew Lang, Anna Letitia Barbauld, John Keats, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and Ebenezer Elliott— in 1995, while studying with Paul Cooper at Rice University. It is the only work from my time as a student that I keep in my active catalogue.
On the works detail page, you can find out a little more about the cycle, read the texts, and listen the world premiere recording from my Master’s recital (performed wonderfully by Lee Gregory, baritone, and Thomas Jaber, piano).
If you like what you see or hear, you can always buy a copy of the score (PWYW, suggested US$15) using the link near the bottom of that page (or by going directly to my Gumroad page). And, of course, please let any of your friends and colleagues know about this release.