Of Laughter and Farewell

Song Collection

For Tenor or Baritone and Piano.

Date: 2013Composer: Jake HeggieText: Vachel Lindsay

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1. By The Spring, At Sunset
2. Under the Blessing of Your Psyche Wings

First performance of “By The Spring”: Aug 12, 2013 at Bennett Gordon Hall and commissioned by Ravinia Festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute.

First performance of “Under the Blessing of Your Psyche Wings”: Sept 28, 2012 to mark the official opening of the National Opera Center in New York, commissioned by Opera America, with baritone Nathan Wyatt and pianist Lucas Wong.


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