Nature, the gentlest mother

“Nature, the gentlest mother” is the first of Aaron Copeland’s song set for soprano voice, Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, orchestrated in 1958. This song holds a special place in my heart as I chose it to end my senior voice recital in college. I fell in love with the piece when I first heard … Continue reading Nature, the gentlest mother

Following the fairy tales

Interstellar Cinderella I knew time too intimately. Her imprisonment, like an evil stepmother, reduced me down to just a pulse and steadily stole beats away— left only crumbs of memories. Not even fairy godmothers could break her spell or deathly grasp of entropy until that night a force revealed love’s transcendence of time and space... … Continue reading Following the fairy tales