Lyrics by Frederica von Stade. Commissioned by Frederica von Stade and dedicated to her daughter, Lisa Elkus. First Performance: September 20, 1997 at Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley; Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano; Martin Katz, piano.
Orchestrated in 1999 for mezzo-soprano and full orchestra. Orchestration commissioned by The Louisville Orchestra. First performance: January 8, 2000 with Frederica von Stade; conductor Uriel Segal.
1. Bedtime Story
2. Paper Wings
3. Mitten Smitten
4. A Route to the SkyA recording is available, see Joy Alone: Angel Blue (Opus Arte).