Three Songs for voice & piano

These Three Songs were composed in New York City in 1986, originally for baritone voice. They have since been arranged for soprano, mezzo, or tenor.

The set includes The Garden of Love (Blake); Jenny Kiss’d Me (Hunt); and Music, When Soft Voices Die (Shelley).  Music, When Soft Voices Die was a Finalist in the 1995 G. Schirmer Song Competition. The judges for that competition included John Harbison and Dawn Upshaw.

Premiered 7 November 1987 by Peter McGlaughlin, baritone, and Deborah Jamini, piano, in a concert of my music I produced at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City, the recording here of Three Songs features Jeffrey Brich, tenor, and Korey Barrett, piano. This recording is included on my 2020 CD, by moonlight.

All texts are in the public domain. When ordering this composition, please indicate which version you would like in the PayPal order section “Instructions to Merchant.”

baritone, piano (also, soprano, mezzo or tenor)
Date completed:
ca. 6:00
William Blake; Leigh Hunt; Percy Bysshe Shelley

1. The Garden of Love

2. Jenny Kiss'd Me

3. Music, When Soft Voices Die

Featured Recording

by moonlight

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