Song Cycles

if by yes

a nine-movement song cycle for tenor and harpsichord (1994), c.19’
Texts by E.E. Cummings


the nurturing river

a fourteen-sonnet song cycle for wide-ranged voice and piano (1981-82), c.28’
Texts by james r. murphy


Versions of the Truth

a twelve-movement song cycle for dual-voiced singer and piano (2013), c.25’
Texts by Stephen Crane


Independent Songs

Bring On The Wine

for voice and piano (2017), 3’
Text by 白居易 (Bái Jūyì a.k.a. Po Chü-i)
adapted by james r. murphy



from Past Lives
for tenor and piano (2016), 2’
Text by William Shakespeare