I was most impressed with Gill’s “Words” which had a wide, dramatic range for such a short poem.
– “Second New@Noon Concert an experimental hodgepodge,” Reverb Nation, 15 July 2015
3 Songs About Words (for soprano and piano) was premiered at Harrisburg Area Community College’s Rose Lehrman Arts Center in Harrisburg, PA. In 2014, a completely new clarinet part was added to “Words” at the request of David Shifrin, who premiered it with Evanna Lai and Yevgeny Yontov at Portland State University in Portland, OR. In 2015, clarinet parts were added to the remaining songs, which were premiered as a set by soprano Laura Whittenberger, clarinetist Melissa Lander, and pianist Wan-Chi Su at An Die Musik in Baltimore, MD.
Texts by Lucy Miller Murray. Used with permission of the author.
2. On Hearing a Very Famous Man Speak Profoundly
3. Please Take My Words