LKMP X814053/ HL 369012
Soprano and Piano
Water Songs is a group of six songs about water in various forms, from rain to the human brain. The poems range from the lyrical poetry of Katherine Barrett Swett, Emily Dickinson, and James Joyce to a comical verse by Shakespeare, a spiritual meditation by the Persian poet Rumi, and a thought-provoking list of water facts and statistics. Written especially for wonderful soprano Angel Blue after Bruce Adolphe had discovered she had been frequently already performing some of his other works (including "Valley Girl in Love" from his song cycle A Thousand Years of Love), Angel gave the world premiere on May 15, 2021 with Bryan Wagorn on piano in a concert offered by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.