The Ancestor

2003 | baritone/piano.

Poem by Paul Muldoon (b.1951).

Song 2 of The Throwback.

The premiere recording is on the 2006 Albany release Becoming a Redwood – Songs of Lori Laitman, with baritone William Sharp and pianist Warren Jones (mislabelled on Spotify, by the way). To purchase, please click here.

Video interpretation by Peabody students below, from my March 2021 virtual residency.