A Brown Girl Dead

2013 | countertenor/piano.

2020 | soprano/piano; mezzo-soprano/piano; tenor/piano; baritone/piano.

Song 1 of Sable Pride.

Poems by Countee Cullen (1903-1946). Poems used by permission of the Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA.

Commissioned by Darryl Taylor. Premiere: December 13, 2013, Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI, with Darryl Taylor, countertenor and Kathryn Goodson, piano.

The premiere recording with countertenor Darryl Taylor and pianist Andrew Rosenblum was released December 2019 on the Naxos double CD set Living in the Body: Songs of Lori Laitman. To purchase, please click here.