Desperate messages (1999)
Baritone, Piano, and Cello
Commissioned by: Will Dean III.
Premiere: November 1999, Seattle Mennonite Church , Seattle WA, William Dean, baritone; Emily Greenleaf, piano; Tracy Hoveskaland, cello.
**April, 2000, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Boise ID, Composer-in-Residence Concert Series, Christopher Raynes, baritone; Wallace Bratt, cello; Irina Ravitskaya, piano.
**October 2001, Bowling Green State, Bowling Green OH, Mid-American New Music Festival, Andreas Poulimenos, baritone; Alan Smith, cello; Robert Satterlee, piano.
These songs were written for baritone Will Dean, with texts by the wonderful poet Mark Svenvold.