Lyrics II

  • Title Lyrics II
  • Year 2014
  • Instr pno
  • Duration 5 min
  • Categories Solo, Keyboard
  • Publisher ACA

Lyrics II is the second in a series of “lyric” pieces (the first is for solo cello) that takes its cue from the poetic intention of the word; i.e., a lyric poem expressively projects a sustained mood, in contrast to an ever-evolving narrative poem or dramatic ode. In this work there are two movements and complementary moods; the first is ruminative and searching, the second, more energetic and driving. The piece is approximately 5 minutes in length.

First performance:
Korak Lertpibulchai, piano
the Center for New Music Ensemble, the University of Iowa,
Riverside Recital Hall, September, 28, 2015



l-r: Soprano Emily Thorner, LK, and pianist Stephen Drury, after performances of "A Way Separate" and Lyrics II at Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, Pa,