of moments — baritone and baroque violin (2018)

of moments was written for my dear friends Johanna and Jesse to celebrate their union in Camden, Maine. This series of commissions is tied together through the use of text by the American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. My setting uses lines or phrases from the poems, reordered and compiled as love songs. As with any relationship, from the outside we only ever see fragments. However, pieced together through time, these moments can reveal love: joyful, enduring, always.

Commissioned by Jesse Blumberg & Johanna Novom on the occasion of their marriage. The commissioners currently have exclusivity of the work.

Excerpt from  of moments , ii.  he breathes the morning

Excerpt from of moments, ii. he breathes the morning