Before She Became Fire

Mezzo-soprano Kathryn Leemhuis, accompanied by pianist Samuel Martin, released this CD Sept 14, 2023 on the BCM&D Records label. The recording features Lori’s And Music Will Not End, a short cycle with poems by Anne Ranasinghe and John Wood — here recorded for the first time in the mezzo-soprano version. The CD also includes the premiere of Lori’s Presence, to a poem by Marcia Menter. This haunting poem was written in memory of poet Susan de Sola.