I Grow to be My Grandmother

2002 | soprano/piano.

Poem by Marjorie Saiser (b.1943). Text to “I Grow To Be My Grandmother” from a poem of Marjorie Saiser, from “All My Grandmothers Could Sing, Poems by Nebraskan Women,” edited by Judith Sornberger, ©1984, Free Rein Press. Used by permission of the poet.

Commissioned by The Nebraska Music Teachers Association. Premiere: October 24, 2002, The University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska with Anne Foradori, soprano and Valerie Cisler, piano.

Song 1 of Within These Spaces.

The premiere recording is on Albany Records Within These Spaces — Songs of Lori Laitman, with soprano Sari Gruber and pianist Warren Jones. Click here to purchase.