From the Song of Songs, part II
|Commissioned by:||Randy Smith
for the Victoria Fringe Theater Festival
|Publisher:||C. Swigart Music|
My love affair with Marcia Falk's beautiful translation of The Song of Songs began in 1979, when I set Turning to him, who meets me with desire… for my friends, Delcina Stevenson, soprano, and Tania Agins, piano. In 1988, I set an additional three of the poems for a UCLA’s Design for Sharing event, at which the whole set of four songs was premiered by Dale Wendel Franzen and Gray Gray. I wrote an additional set of four songs for mezzo-soprano and piano in 1992 for a Victoria Fringe Festival stage piece by Randy Smith, for which all eight songs were performed.