2013 | Text by Ethan C. Dickinson | Light & Glass is a sprightly, and slightly off-kilter art song for tenor voice and piano. Containing 6 flats, the piece is marked by a patterned, fast-moving piano accompaniment and sudden time signature changes. The text deals with a narrator who views the outside world through a pane of “light and glass’; calculating whether the rewards of an exciting life warrant the inherent risks. An earlier version of this piece with alternate text was premiered at the University of Northern Colorado, 2012.
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