The Imaginary Photo Album (Song Cycle)

Song Cycle: Ultrasound; Little Blue Pigeon; Listening to Peter and the Wolf with Jason, Aged Three; The Imaginary Photo Album.


Poems by AE Stallings (b.1968), Eugene Field (1850-1895) and Joyce Sutphen (b.1949).

Ultrasound” from Hapax: Copyright © 2006 by AEStallings. Published 2006 by Northwestern University Press. All rights reserved. “Listening to Peter and the Wolf, with Jason, Aged Three” from Olives Copyright © 2012 by A.E. Stallings. Published 2012 by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. All rights reserved. “The Imaginary Photo Album” by Joyce Sutphen, First Words, ©2009 Red Dragonfly Press, Red Wing, Minnesota. Used by permission of the author.

The premiere took place (after several Covid delays) in Wigmore Hall in the UK on October 25, 2020 with soprano Katharina Konradi and pianist Joseph Middleton.

This is a cycle about childhood and subsequent adulthood, as seen through the eyes of the mother.