New texts by Sister Helen Prejean. Commissioned by Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. First performance: Vail, Colorado, July 16, 2002. Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham, flutist Eugenia Zukerman, pianist Jake Heggie.
Orchestration commissioned by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and premiered May 19, 2005 by mezzo Joyce DiDonato and conductor Patrick Summers.
For Mezzo with chamber orchestra (2-2-2-2, 2-2-0-0, perc, piano, strings).Recordings of this composition are available. See The Deepest Desire – Joyce DiDonato and HOMECOMING Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato (iTunes).
1. The Call; More is required; Love
2. I catch on fire
3. The deepest desire
4. Primary colors
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