I Am Sitting on the Edge

2006, Revised 2017 | soprano/piano, also mezzo-soprano/piano version.

Poem by Margaret Atwood (b.1939).

Song 3 of Orange Afternoon Lover.

Jointly commissioned by The Howard Hanson Fund of The Eastman School and The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, and written expressly for soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette. Their premiere recording was released spring 2010 on the Centaur Label and the revised version recording, with soprano Maureen McKay and pianist Andrew Rosenblum is on Acis’ Are Women People? — The Songs of Lori Laitman. To purchase, please click here.


Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • In the mezzo version, in m. 21, the B should be tied to a B.
  • In the soprano version, in m. 21, the C sharp should be tied to a C sharp.

If you have an older score, please contact me for a complimentary update.