Orpheus’ Lute

This work was commissioned by Melody Owens, a member of the Cecilia Chorus of New York. She was the winning bidder for a composition which I donated to the fund-raising auction of the Chorus. Melody chose the text, a few lines from Shakespeare’s Gentlemen of Verona; she intends to give it to a friend who is a bass-baritone who will perform it in concert.