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Three New England Songs     I.  II. III.
(total duration 8')

II. Summerwind

for Voice and Piano      duration 3'

Composed for: Joyce Andrews
World Premiere: 1998, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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Joyce Andrews, Soprano, Esther Wang, Piano
(live recording of World Premiere)
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I sat upon the ground
I leaned against an ancient pine
The pleasant breeze
Shook the forest tops like waves of ocean
I felt of the trunk the gentle motion

In this sour world, O summerwind
Who taught thee sweet to blow
Who should not love me, summerwind,
If thou canst flatter so

                                            Ralph Waldo Emerson (ca. 1836)