Mystery sets five poems by poet Sara Teasdale from her volumes Flame and Shadow (1920), Helen of Troy and Other Poems (1911), and Rivers to the Sea (1915).
The composer's note and the second and third audio clips (provided in the media player to the right) are made possible through a collaboration between the Hampsong Foundation and SongFest. In "Spray," the performers are Ricardo Rivera, baritone, and Stefanie Watson, piano. In "The Kiss," the performers are Rebecca Brinkley, soprano and Han-Wen Yu, piano. These two performances took place at Pepperdine University at SongFest 2010. To listen, please click on the track names themselves.