For Soprano and piano. Poetry by Lucy Miller Murray. First Performance: Sept 8, 2014 at Opera America, New York City, by soprano Regina Zona and pianist Kathleen Tagg.
Soprano Regina Zona and pianist Kathleen Tagg perform three of Jake Heggie’s song cycles, including the first complete recording of Eve-Song. Natural Selection (1997) poetry by Gini Savage 1. Creation 2. Animal Passion 3. Alas! Alack! 4. Indian Summer – Blue 5. Joy Alone (Connection) Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia (1999) poetry by Edna St. [more]
An international cast of celebrated singers and string players perform recent songs and duets by Jake Heggie. Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian Mezzos Zheng Cao, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade Tenor Paul Groves; Baritone Keith Phares Dawn Harms, violin; CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola; Emil Miland, cello; Jake Heggie, piano Texts by Charlene Baldridge, Raymond Carver, Heggie, [more]
Companion book to the CD of the same name plus bonus material, featuring songs for soprano, mezzo-soprano and baritone. PASSING BY Song Collection (2008) A Lucky Child, from At The Statue of Venus (McNally) Facing Forward/Looking Back (2007) for two women 1. Motherwit (Charlene Baldridge) 2. Grounded (Eugenia Zukerman) 3. Hummingbird – for Tess (Raymond [more]
Collections are published Songbooks or books of compositions. The songs and arias are often found individually in Recordings as well as Compositions. One or more recordings have been made. Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.
Composed for Peggy Kriha-Dye. First performance: May 9, 1999 at Old First Church, San Francisco. Peggy Kriya-Dye, soprano; Jake Heggie, piano. 1. The Spring is Arisen; Ophelia’s Song (Heggie) 2. Women have loved before as I love now (Edna St. Vincent Millay) 3. Not in a silver casket cool with pearls (Millay) 4. Spring (Millay) [more]
One or more recordings have been made. Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.
Mezzo-soprano, cello and piano (three songs based on works written in 1986, revised). Dedicated to Zheng Cao. Premiere: April 26, 1998 at Old First Church, San Francisco. Mezzo-Soprano Zheng Cao; cellist Emil Miland; pianist Jake Heggie. 1. Before the Storm (Judyth Walker) 2. It sounded as if the streets were running (Emily Dickinson) 3. [more]
Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.