Song of the orphan (1996)
Mixed Chorus (a cappella)
Commissioned by: The Esoterics
Premiere: April 1997, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Seattle, by The Esoterics.
This work was originally meant as one movement in an opera for a cappella vocal ensemble, based on the writings of Rainer Rilke. The opera never materialized, but this piece for a cappella chorus remains. It has both a speaking chorus and a singing chorus.